The Monster Wave!
* LOCATION *
Mavericks is a beach in Northern California. It's about 2 miles from shore which means it's a big paddle out! It's just outside Pillar Point Harbour and is North of Half Moon Bay.
^ HALF MOON BAY ^
* SIZE / WAVES *
The size of the waves at Mavericks can vary from 25 Feet to 80 Feet!! That's 24 metres! The Left Hander wave at Mavericks is considered the most dangerous. This is because it tends to be very unreliable and can be far faster than the Right Hander. It can also shoot riders down a quicker pipe barrel.
* JEFF CLARK *
Jeff Calk surfed Mavericks alone for 25 long years..... This would have been very daunting! He is highly respected in the surfing world for being so brave. The first time he surfed Mavericks was at the age of 17. Ever since then he's been completely hooked!
The Surfing Legend!
This is the average size of a wave at Mavericks!
Jay Moriarty was a famous Mavericks rider, he's not alive anymore and he died in a free diving accident.