Are there sharks at Mavericks?
It’s a fast and furious right-hand wave that, on epic days, produces a rare left-hander. But Mavs is also a shark-infested – and oftentimes foggy – cold water spot that will put any advanced surfer’s skills to test.
Can you see Mavericks from the shore?
Located about 25 miles south of San Francisco, Mavericks sits just about two miles off shore from the Pillar Point Harbor, and just north of the town of Half Moon Bay, at Princeton-by-the-Sea, a small coastal village. Unfortunately shore viewing is not available for live fans due to permit restrictions.
Did Garrett McNamara ride a 100 ft wave?
In January 2013, McNamara broke his own world record by surfing an estimated 100-foot (30 m) wave. He also did this off the coast of Nazaré.
How deep is the ocean where you surf?
The nearshore zone where wave water comes onto the beach is the surf zone. The water in the surf zone is shallow, usually between 5 and 10 m (16 and 33 ft) deep; this causes the waves to be unstable.
Does Half Moon Bay have waves?
The biggest surf break of the Half Moon Bay area lures surfers from around the globe. Just off the coast, a short distance outside Pillar Point Harbor, Mavericks looms large on the horizon in winter months (November through March), when the storm swell pushes the surf into some of the biggest waves in the world.