Thursday, January 5, 2012
Mavericks Surf Contest...Hawaiian-style soiree kicks off at Half Moon Bay!
Hopped-up organizers for the annual Mavericks Surf Contest issued a press release this past week noting that the 3-month "window" for the much-anticipated event just kicked off on the West Coast.
Although, the celebrated invitational actually opened on New Year's day, the high-profile highly-competitive water sports competition will probably be held in February (if past competitions are any compass to go by).
Due to a series of mishaps last year, however, attendees are required to purchase tickets in 2012 to get an up-close-and-personal gander at the spectacular surfing.
An unexpected roar of waves knocked several folks into the drink in 2010, and subsequently, triggered a review of the proceedings.
The number of surf aficionados allowed to huddle on the bluffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean (and the dynamic competition) will be limited this year.
Ticket prices will range from $25.00 to $1,000.00!
Admission includes a meet-and-greet with the studly surfers and an adventurous ride on a boat to watch the contest from the sidelines.
One tradition remains the same, however.
A Hawaiian-style bash on the beach will launch the "opening ceremony" and gets underway tomorrow at Half Moon Bay at 2 p.m. (Friday).
Once the contest is actually called into action, surfers keen on competing will have to trot down to the shore and catch a wave within twenty-four hours.
See 'ya there!