After skipping last year because either the waves were not big enough or the timing wasn't good, the 2010 big Mavericks Surf Competition is tomorrow, Saturday February 13th, in Half Moon Bay, CA!
The waves are small now, but they expect the waves to hit 40 feet tomorrow, 30 ft. at the start of the event at 8am (and some wind and fog). Event organizers advise to stay at home and watch it online. I heard they are going to stream it at the ballpark too.
Winner of the surf competition receives $150,000 and world-wide recognition. The event is expected to bring $29 million to the area.
Surfers interviewed by ABC 7:
When you ride a big wave: "It's the most intense 5-10 seconds of your life"
When you get hit by a wave and fall: "It's like being hit by a truck"