MAVERICKS' BIG WAVE INVITATIONAL READY TO RUMBLE FRIDAY AT HALF MOON BAY
Ok, so it's always easy to get a little over-excited about these things, but scroll down the competitors list and try to tell us you're not.
While the Eddie ended up not running yesterday due to bad winds, exciting news has just come in from contest organizers for the Mavericks Invitational, confirming the world’s premier big wave surf contest will run tomorrow, January 24th.
With a massive swell forecast upwards of 40 feet (this is what it looked like at Jaws yesterday!), the world’s most talented heavy water risk takers will be back at Half Moon Bay for the second edition of the live stream.
“Changes in the offshore weather prompted a postponement until today for the official announcement," said contest director Jeff Clark. “There was concern for a south wind and giant swell, which could have posed danger not only for competitors but for all boats out in the water."
Ok, so it's always easy to get a little over-excited about these things. And yeah last year's swell didn't quite live up to expectations, but scroll down the competitors list below and try to tell us it's not going to be interesting! The entire contest will stream live on universalsports.com and mavericksinvitational.com.
In the meantime here's highlights from last year's event.[mpora_video id="AAdovmbqj0e0"]
Ryan Augenstein (Santa Cruz, CA)
Grant Baker (South Africa)
Chris Bertish (South Africa)
Carlos Burle (Brazil)
Kohl Christensen (Hawaii)
Ken Collins (Santa Cruz, CA)
Shawn Dollar (Santa Cruz, CA)
Shane Dorian (Hawaii)
Colin Dwyer (Pacifica, CA)
Nathan Fletcher (San Clemente, CA)
Tyler Fox (Aptos, CA)
Mark Healey (Hawaii)
Nic Lamb (Santa Cruz, CA)
Greg Long (San Clemente, CA)
Rusty Long (San Clemente, CA)
Alex Martins (Brazil)
Peter Mel (Santa Cruz, CA)
Ryan Seelbach (San Francisco, CA)
Jamie Sterling (Hawaii)
Anthony Tashnick (Santa Cruz, CA)
Grant Washburn (San Francisco, CA)
Dave Wassell (Hawaii)
Ben Wilkinson (Australia)
Zach Wormhoudt (Santa Cruz, CA)
1. Shane Desmond (Santa Cruz, CA)
2. Danilo Couto (Brazil)
3. Derek Dunfee (San Diego, CA)
4. Kelly Slater (Cocoa Beach, FL)
5. Tyler Smith (Santa Cruz, CA)
6. Frank Solomon (South Africa)