Next week a possibility for Mavericks

By on Wed, January 6, 2010

There was some talk that the Mavericks big wave surf contest would take place Friday. That’s off the table, but there are hopes for next week, reports the Santa Cruz Sentinel:

No vote was taken on the swell bound for the break off Half Moon Bay on Friday, according to Darren Brilhart, the liason to the 24 surfers and alternates invited to compete in the big wave contest. Brilhart said the swell isn’t expected to meet the minimum criteria of 20-foot waves, on average. However, he said two more potential swells are on the contest radar.

"Another [swell] due to hit Sunday could potentially hit the criteria—though at the moment it’s not," Brilhart said Tuesday. "An even larger swell is hitting next Wednesday. It could hit the criteria."