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Maverick's or Mavericks is a world-famous surfing location in Northern California. It is located approximately one-half mile from shore in Pillar Point Harbor, just north of Half Moon Bay at the village of Princeton-By-The-Sea. After a strong winter storm has occurred in the northern Pacific Ocean, waves can routinely crest at over 25 feet and top out at over 50 feet . The break is caused by an unusually-shaped underwater rock formation.
Mavericks is a destination for some of the world's premier big wave surfers. Very few riders become big wave surfers; and of those, only a select few are willing to risk the hazardous conditions at Maverick's. An invitation-only contest is held there every winter, depending on wave conditions.