Mavericks big wave surf competition to be held on Friday

Greg Long competes during the third heat of the Mavericks Surf Competition in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (Marcio Jose Sanchez)

January 22, 2014 1:40:32 PM PST
Organizers of the Mavericks Invitational surf competition announced Wednesday that the contest will be held this Friday in Half Moon Bay.

Conditions off the San Mateo County Coast look perfect for the daredevil contest.

As many as 30,000 people are expected to pack the Half Moon Bay area and 24 surfers from around the world will compete in the event.

The top prize is $50,000.


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