Mavericks Beach at Pillar Point near Half Moon Bay, California is the site of the annual big wave surfing competition called Maverick’s
Mavericks is a surfing location in northern California about 2 miles (3 km) from shore outside Pillar Point Harbor, just north of the town of Half Moon Bay at the village of Princeton-by-the-Sea. After a strong winter storm in the northern Pacific Ocean, waves can routinely crest at over 25 feet (8 m) and top out at over 60 feet (18 m). Routinely, waves that break can be recorded on seismometers. The break is caused by an unusually shaped underwater rock formation.
Mavericks is a winter destination for some of the world’s best big wave surfers. Very few riders become big wave surfers, and of those, only a select few are willing to risk the hazardous, sometimes deadly, conditions at Mavericks. An invitation-only contest is held there most winters, when the waves come.
TITANS OF MAVERICKS is the most coveted event in big wave surfing. www.titansofmavericks.com
TITANS OF MAVERICKS has a rich history among the annals of surfing lore. Being touted as one of the most prestigious events in the world, and having 24 of the best conditioned big wave surfing professionals compete against each other to be crowned champion makes TITANS OF MAVERICKS the greatest show on earth. The 24 who compete possess a set of skills unlike any other athlete making them unique. The TITANS must possess these skills at the highest level to challenge TITANS OF MAVERICKS each and every year. TITANS OF MAVERICKS runs when the conditions are the biggest and most dangerous. Each winter season the nation turns its focus on the quaint coastal town of Half Moon Bay, California. Sports fans and thrill seekers bear witness and watch these TITANS of great strength, mental toughness and dedication to challenge themselves. Each athlete that has been part of the history of TITANS OF MAVERICKS has shaped this event in one way or another and has given us a unique perspective in how the world views this phenomenon. TITANS OF MAVERICKS is the marquee big wave event in the world, and 24 of the world’s best men and 6 of the world’s best women vie for the opportunity to be crowned champion and make their mark to be etched into history.