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California Living's guide to 2014 Mavericks Surf Competition in Half Moon Bay

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Updated 1/26/2014: Congratulations to 2014 Maverick Invitational winner Grant "Twiggy" Baker - and kudos to all the amazing big wave surfers who participated in the Mavericks Surf Competition, which took place in Half Moon Bay, Calif. on Friday.

Check out California Living's TV magazine show interview above complete with stunning overhead views of the world famous Mavericks Surf Spot - and to find out how Jeff Clark, Mavericks Surf Competition Founder originally discovered "Mavericks" - the surf spot that "changed the world of big wave surfing."

In this Inside Look TV produced interview, Clark gives insight to what Mavericks is, dynamically offering "Mavericks is a surf spot off the north end of Half Moon Bay, off of Pillar Point, and it's a reef break that's a half mile out in the ocean and the best big wave riders in the world come every winter to challenge some of "the biggest, the baddest - the meanest waves this Mother Nature has to offer."

Be sure to catch California Living’s Lifestyle Travel Special on where to "Stay & Play" in Princeton by the Sea - Half Moon Bay, Calif. featuring Mavericks Surf Competition Founder Jeff Clark airing on Tuesday, 1/28/2014 on ION Television.

Find out how big wave surfer legend Jeff Clark stays in top condition (Video)

1/23/2014: The 2014 Mavericks Surf Competition is officially "on" for Friday, 1/24/2014 offers Bay Area residents and visitors the chance of a lifetime to be a part of the excitement, thrill and magic only this world renowned big wave surfer competition can deliver.

Health Bonus: Taking place in the beautiful Princeton by the Sea - Pillar Point Harbor area of Half Moon Bay, Calif., Mavericks Viewing Festival attendees will get a healthy dose of those "feel good" endorphins being surrounded by fresh sea air brings. Read on for California Living's Insiders's Guide to the 2014 Mavericks Surf Competition & Viewing Festival:

Who: Mavericks Surf Contest organizers for The Body Glove Mavericks Invitational Presented By GoPro®, have confirmed that the world’s premier big wave surf contest takes place on:

Friday, January 24, 2014 in Pillar Point , Half Moon Bay, California - commencing at 7:30 a.m.
The world’s 24 best big-wave surfers will take on and ride the massive swells on what Mavericks Surf Competition experts consider to be the “biggest and best day of the winter season.”

What: Mavericks Invitational is the world’s premier big wave contest, bringing together 24 of the top big wave surfers with just 24-hour notice. Maverick’s is located 1/2 mile off shore of Half Moon Bay, California.

Where: The infamous Mavericks Surf spot discovered by Jeff Clark – is located 1/2 mile off shore of Pillar Point, in the small town of Princeton-by-the-Sea located in Half Moon Bay, CA.

When: 1/24/2014 – Experience a part of big wave surfing history by joining Mavericks Surf Competition fans to watch a live simulcast of the event at the Mavericks Viewing Festival which offers great food, music and the Awards Ceremony with a chance to meet the surfers on the grounds of the Oceano Hotel & Spa at Harbor Village from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (PST) located at: 280 Capistrano Rd 
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

How to Watch: Buy your tickets to the Mavericks Viewing Festival – HERE – which will be held on the grounds of the Oceano Hotel & Spa – and start at just $15.00 for general admission.

IMPORTANT: Half Moon Bay is a small local and parking can be limited - click here to purchase your parking pass, and feel good knowing all funds raised from parking will go directly to the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside.

You can watch the free live webcast provided by Mavericks Invitational from home or work on TV or online – check here for 1/24/2014 broadcast details and live stream updates.

Special note on safety: Mavericks Surf Competition organizers stress that “to preserve public safety and our delicate ecosystem on the bluffs and beach, there is no public access to the beach or bluffs during the contest.”

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