Two dozen of the world’s best surfers proved their courage in the big water near Half Moon Bay.
Judge rules that a local VC can block public access to his erstwhile public beach; Mavericks is coming!
Monster waves met daring athletes on Sunday as Peter Mel of Santa Cruz won the Mavericks Invitational surfing competition. Here are some of the best videos and photos documenting the event, including footage from cameras mounted on the surfers’ boards and a video recap from Red Bull TV. Here’s video from AP… This Storify includes […]
HALF MOON BAY (BCN) Surf’s up this weekend off the coast of Half Moon Bay, as officials today declared Sunday game day for the Mavericks Invitational, a world-renowned big-wave surf contest. This is a big deal for the coast, as it has not held a Mavericks contest since 2010 because Mother Nature failed to produce […]
The three-month window in which the annual, spontaneous Mavericks Invitational surf contest will be held has officially opened. A high-surf advisory is in effect for the San Francisco shoreline. Beaches have become danger zones. All signs point to it … it’s Big Wave Time! Just as we have the last few years at this time, […]
Morning Splash: 36 Million Pds Turkey Recalled; The Funders Behind ‘Run, Ed, Run’; Mavericks’ Permit Decision Postponed; Tesla Financials
36M lbs. of turkey recalled in salmonella outbreak (AP) Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of turkey after a government hunt for the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened dozens more. The Agriculture Department and the Minnesota-based company announced Wednesday evening that Cargill is recalling […]
Celebrated Hawaiian big-wave surfer Sion Milosky drowned at Mavericks on Wednesday. From the Santa Cruz Sentinel: Milosky caught at least six waves before he fell when the lip of a wave he was riding collapsed on top of him, (Mavericks surfer Ken) Collins said. The fall happened during low tide, when the water depth at […]
The Bay Citizen scored an interview with Jacob Trette, the 30-year-old surfer who almost died after attempting to surf a massive wave at Mavericks. Trette was released from the hospital yesterday. Quotes from the interview: “I’m feeling pretty good, I’m feeling a little bit light-headed but I feel like I’m still normal.” “I was pretty […]
Update Wednesday From the San Mateo Daily Journal: A surfer who nearly drowned after being pummeled and washed through rocks by a big wave near Half Moon Bay is expected to recover, hospital officials said Tuesday. A Stanford Hospital spokesman said 30-year-old Jacob Trette was in fair condition three days after he nearly drowned while […]
Surfer Jacob Trette is in critical condition at the Stanford Medical Center after wiping out while surfing a giant wave Saturday at the site where the Mavericks surfing competition is held. This post by the San Francisco Surf Company’s Cyrus Sataaz on the Chronicle’s City Brights blog includes a good account of the accident. Surfline.com […]