What is the Mavericks Challenge?
The 2018-2019 Mavericks Challenge window is between November 1 – March 15. During the winter/early spring months, when the swell is up and the conditions look favorable, the Big Wave Tour hosts challenges at some of the worlds biggest breaks, Mavericks being one of them.
Once commissioners and officials call the event on, surfers have 48 hours to make it to Mavericks in time for the competition.
Where is the best place to watch the Mavericks Challenge?
Here at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, we feel that the absolute best place to watch the competition is in our dining room or bar, where you can watch live streams of the action, while sipping on your favorite brew. And, Visit Half Moon Bay, our city’s official tourism website, agrees.
According to the website: “For most people, the easiest way to catch the contest is on a screen near you. The shoreline and bluff tops that overlook Mavericks are closed to the public on the day of the contest both for the safety of visitors and the protection of delicate habitat. Still, standing on the beach was never the best way to watch – the break is too far from shore to be seen clearly. Many local restaurants and pubs serve as gathering spots where guests can watch live streams of the action.” – Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
January 2019, Santa Cruz
As of today, the Mavericks Challenge has not been called on yet. This means the window is still open! Keep an ear for this epic event.