The Jay at Mavericks safety meeting, Thursday

Press release

By on Wed, January 12, 2011

In preparation for the annual Jay at Mavericks Big Wave Invitational, public safety officials and contest representatives will discuss plans to ensure public safety and manage the expected crowds.

The meeting will the Thursday, January 13, at the Oceano Hotel at 280 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 at 6pm.  This will be an important opportunity for local residents and media to learn about public safety since the contest window opened on December 1, a month later than last year.

Members of the public and the media will be able to ask detailed questions to members of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, San Mateo County Harbor District, and the event’s producer, HMB Surf Group/the Jay at Mavericks Big Wave Invitational. Representatives from other agencies will also be on hand to answer questions.

Public safety officials hope to spread the word that they plan to close the beach and bluffs.  The Jay at Mavericks has arranged for live video feeds to be shown at a festival location in Princeton, as well as on any PC with an internet connection.

The Jay at Mavericks Big Wave Invitational is scheduled to be held sometime between December 1, 2010, and February 28, 2011.