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Mavericks centerpiece for Big Wave World Tour

Ben Wilkinson : Image courtesy Katin USA

Mavericks Invitational
Presented by Go Pro

Big Wave World Tour
Mavericks, Half Moon Bay California
9 November - 31 March 2012

North Pacific swings into action with all eyes on Mavericks

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 January, 2013 : - - It has been a relatively slow start for XXL surf in the Northern Hemisphere with the occasional great session at Mavs, Cortes Bank and Peahi.  Mavericks had a great day of surf for the competitors and alternates on Saturday, December 29th, with a swell reading 11-15ft @ 16 to 17. 

The swell came under the blackout dates for the contest, although the conditions were perfect, the size was less than desirable for contest conditions. With the passing of the New Year we are eagerly awaiting a series of large systems capable of producing huge surf under clean conditions. 

Stay tuned as the swell we have been waiting for may be just around the corner.  For more information about the contest and festival go to

Matt Ambrose (Pacifica, CA)
Ryan Augenstein (Santa Cruz, CA)
Grant “Twiggy” Baker (South Africa)
Chris Bertish (South Africa)
Carlos Burle (Brazil)
Ken “Skindog” Collins (Santa Cruz, CA)
Shane Desmond (Santa Cruz, CA)
Shawn Dollar (Santa Cruz, CA)
Shane Dorian (Hawaii)
Nathan Fletcher (San Clemente, CA)
Mark Healey (Hawaii)
Rusty Long (San Clemente, CA)
Greg Long (San Clemente, CA)
Alex Martins (Brazil)
Peter Mel (Santa Cruz, CA)
Ryan Seelbach (San Francisco, CA)
Kelly Slater (Florida)
Tyler Smith (Santa Cruz, CA)
Jamie Sterling (Hawaii)
Anthony Tashnick (Santa Cruz, CA)
Grant Washburn (San Francisco, CA)
Dave Wassel (Hawaii)
Ben Wilkinson (Australia)
Zach Wormhoudt (Santa Cruz, CA)

1. Tyler Fox (Santa Cruz)
2. Josh Loya (Santa Cruz)
3. Colin Dwyer (Pacifica)
4. Nic Lamb (Santa Cruz)
5. Danilo Couto (Brazil)
6. Derek Dunfee (San Diego)
7. Ben Andrews (San Francisco)
8. Andrew Marr (South Africa)
9. Travis Payne (Pacifica)
10. Ion Banner (Half Moon Bay)
11. Kohl Christensen (Hawaii)
12. Shawn Rhodes (Pacifica)
13. Mike Gerhardt (Santa Cruz)
14. Garret McNamara (Hawaii)
15. Russel Smith (Santa Cruz)
16. Jamie Mitchel (Australia)
17. Frank Solomon (South Africa)

Mavericks Invitational is the world’s premier, high adrenaline, big wave surfing event, and is now part of the Big Wave World Tour. The association with BWWT allows those surfers who are part of the tour to use their performance at Mavericks as part of their overall scoring for the season. The contest is a one-day, invitation-only surfing competition is held at the legendary Mavericks surf break located ½ mile offshore at Pillar Point Harbor, just 20 minutes south of San Francisco. The 24 most daring big-wave surfers in the world attempt to tame the massive swells on the biggest and best day of the 2012 winter season. For additional details and to register for contest alerts, visit

Previous reports:
# 1 : Mavericks event gears up, lists invitees
# 2 : Mavericks & Beer? New sponsor signs on
# 3 :
Coming Soon
# 4 : Coming Soon

Source: Mavericks

Author: Jessica Banks/Rusty Gibson

Tags: Mavericks, Sierra Nevada, Big Wave World Tour

Big Wave: Surfersvillage


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