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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Mavericks

USA, California, San Mateo

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 37° 29.583' N
Longitude: 122° 29.969' W

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First solution: park south of Pillar Point. Walk over the hill to a small beach near the north jetty. 40mn paddle.
Second solution: boat trip from Princeton Harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): First solution: park south of Pillar Point. Walk over the hill to a small beach near the north jetty. 40mn paddle.<br />Second solution: boat trip from Princeton Harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): First solution: park south of Pillar Point. Walk over the hill to a small beach near the north jetty. 40mn paddle.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Second solution: boat trip from Princeton Harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): First solution: park south of Pillar Point. Walk over the hill to a small beach near the north jetty. 40mn paddle.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Second solution: boat trip from Princeton Harbor.

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerPowerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest

Good wind directionEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

World famous big wave! HEAVY DUTY BIG WAVE SPOT WITH COLD WATER AND PLENTY OF SHARK. EXPERIENCED BIG WAVE RIDERS ONLY. Sometimes the left has been surfed. The take-off is hollow, in front of big boulders (Boneyard area). After, you surf a long big wall and finish in a deep channel (still alive?). Tow-ins become very popular.

English (Translate this text in English): World famous big wave! HEAVY DUTY BIG WAVE SPOT WITH COLD WATER AND PLENTY OF SHARK. EXPERIENCED BIG WAVE RIDERS ONLY. Sometimes the left has been surfed. The take-off is hollow, in front of big boulders (Boneyard area). After, you surf a long big wall and finish in a deep channel (still alive?). Tow-ins become very popular.

English (Translate this text in English): World famous big wave! HEAVY DUTY BIG WAVE SPOT WITH COLD WATER AND PLENTY OF SHARK. EXPERIENCED BIG WAVE RIDERS ONLY. Sometimes the left has been surfed. The take-off is hollow, in front of big boulders (Boneyard area). After, you surf a long big wall and finish in a deep channel (still alive?). Tow-ins become very popular.

English (Translate this text in English): World famous big wave! HEAVY DUTY BIG WAVE SPOT WITH COLD WATER AND PLENTY OF SHARK. EXPERIENCED BIG WAVE RIDERS ONLY. Sometimes the left has been surfed. The take-off is hollow, in front of big boulders (Boneyard area). After, you surf a long big wall and finish in a deep channel (still alive?). Tow-ins become very popular.

Atmosphere

COLD HEART THUMPING BONE CRUSHING BIG WAVES. BIG HEART AND BIG BALLS REQUIRED. PEOPLE HAVE DIED SURFING HERE, BEWARE

English (Translate this text in English): COLD HEART THUMPING BONE CRUSHING BIG WAVES. BIG HEART AND BIG BALLS REQUIRED. PEOPLE HAVE DIED SURFING HERE, BEWARE

English (Translate this text in English): COLD HEART THUMPING BONE CRUSHING BIG WAVES. BIG HEART AND BIG BALLS REQUIRED. PEOPLE HAVE DIED SURFING HERE, BEWARE

English (Translate this text in English): COLD HEART THUMPING BONE CRUSHING BIG WAVES. BIG HEART AND BIG BALLS REQUIRED. PEOPLE HAVE DIED SURFING HERE, BEWARE

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By stromuhrman
Apr 17, 2011
Going out on a flat day - Decided to try paddling out to Mavericks just to get some exercise and be ready for my plan to paddle out on the first small swell next Winter.Just moved to San Francisco from Lawrence, Kansas to work for Twitter. Did some surfing in Galveston TX whe
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By Waderzr
Dec 22, 2007
- Made it out and back without the assistance of the Coast Guard and didn't end up in the e.r. - so I guess this was a good session. Still sitting in the channel.  I was very conservative today.  One did come my way - didn't fully com
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By Waderzr
Dec 6, 2007
- 2 hour paddle out.  went through the lagoon to the lineup.  got lost in the fog. half mile past the green buoy and 1 mile south of the takeoff zone. picked up by John John Florence's video boat.  scary session.  Jeff Clark was
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By Waderzr
Oct 16, 2007
short trip - Half Moon buoy read 14.2 ft @ 12 sec...decided to paddle out to Ross's Cove to the North. Put board in the water and was hit by a little sneaker, launching the board right at me.  Went to the ER in San Mateo and crawled through the parking l
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By UrinalDeuce , 06-02-2011

- Does anybody know which day mavericks is normally big, is it on monday, thuesday... or on weekends. I just bought new skimboard and i really would like to go try it out at mavericks..

By Anonymous , 04-07-2010

hmmmmm - i was reading some guys comment that said you dont need a wettie to surf mavericks, youre a wussie. if your wear a wettie you've got no balls. Obviously that guy actually doesn't have balls

By Kelly Slater , 02-05-2010

- I am thinking of opening a surf school at mavericks. It would be a "No experience necessary type surf camp". I was just wondering what you locals would like to say about that and if its a good idea. Thanks please give me your input

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