Can you watch Mavericks from the shore?
Located about 25 miles south of San Francisco, Mavericks sits just about two miles off shore from the Pillar Point Harbor, and just north of the town of Half Moon Bay, at Princeton-by-the-Sea, a small coastal village. Unfortunately shore viewing is not available for live fans due to permit restrictions.
Can anyone surf Mavericks?
After strong winter storms in the Pacific Ocean, Mavericks can see waves anywhere between 25 and 60 feet. It is a very dangerous spot for surfers, known to have taken the lives of famous surfers Mark Foo and Sion Milosky.
Where do the waves at Mavericks begin?
This interaction of the geology and oceanography is what makes the wave at Mavericks so spectacular compared to many other locations along central California. This fly-through begins approximately ½ mile offshore from Pillar Point north of Half Moon Bay.
What beach has the biggest waves in California?
Mavericks. Mavericks in Half Moon Bay definitely has the largest break in California. Waves at this specific location can be as high as 60 feet when conditions are perfect and 20-30 foot waves are common in winter. Unique underwater formations create this crazy wave which breaks both left and right.
How deep is the ocean where you surf?
The nearshore zone where wave water comes onto the beach is the surf zone. The water in the surf zone is shallow, usually between 5 and 10 m (16 and 33 ft) deep; this causes the waves to be unstable.