Video: Top surfers ready to ride Bay Area waves in Titans of Mavericks Surf contest



HALF MOON BAY (KRON) — Twenty-four surfers will participate on Friday morning in the Titans of Mavericks Surf contest off the Half Moon Bay coast.

And if you want to watch the event, there are many places you can watch it from, according to organizers.

The one-day invitation-only event starts at 7:30 a.m. a half-mile off Pillar Point Harbor and only if surf conditions are good. Organizers held the event in 2014 and 2013, but called it off last year and in 2011 and 2012.

Waves can reach 60 feet in height and crash with such force that their strength can be recorded on the Richter scale, organizers said.

There is no festival or viewing site in person this year for the contest, but people can watch it live via webcast on the event’s website at or at several restaurants and businesses from Santa Cruz to San Francisco.

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Fans can watch the event at six places in Half Moon Bay and Princeton-by-the-sea including the Mavericks Surf Shop; Half Moon Bay Brewing Company; Flavor; Old Princeton Landing: Public House and Grill; Miramar Beach Restaurant; and Cameron’s Inn, Pub and Restaurant, according to organizers.

In Santa Cruz, fans can watch the competition at Pleasure Pizza East Side Eatery, Berdels, New Bohemia Brewery Co. and Pono Hawaiian Grill.

In Pacifica, fans can watch the surfers at La Playa Taqueria and in San Francisco, fans can catch it at Pete’s Tavern and the Wipeout Bar and Grill, according to the event’s website.

Bay City News contributed to this report

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