Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mavericks, Half Moon Bay

Friday is Mavericks. Mavericks is the surfing competition where the waves get HUGE- 40+ feet. The water is sharky (great whites), kelpy, and freeeeezing cold. I don't know how they do it. Those waves are like towers. The surfers have to get towed far out and then dropped off where the waves are so they can ride them. The huge rocks where they biggest waves lurk make it especially dangerous. That said, if we have any kids in California we're signing them up for lessons. 

This is Mavericks Beach without a huge wave. I count 3 sharks

Our friend Tocco, always studying

and Mavericks International last year. Once the competition starts this is as close as they'll let you get. A little less thrilling, but it's still pretty fun to watch.

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