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X2K's photo of Mavericks (Half Moon Bay)

Average rating of 4.54 from 359 votes

Mavericks (Half Moon Bay)

Spot Location: California, Central > Central California > Mavericks (Half Moon Bay)

Date Taken: 30th November 2008. 68823 page views since 4th December 2008.

Big Wave Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
4.5ft 19s 264.59° 4.5ft 13s   4
mph
Clear 58°f
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Rolandcross Oct 20, 2010 Rating: 1

yeah..good luck duck diving that beast HAA

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fromag Mar 18, 2010 Rating: -1

just addin my name to the peanut gallery.....poor s.o.b on the right huh?

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BWS=MIA/NORCAL Dec 3, 2009 Rating: -4

HUGE rock to the left 25+ ft wall of water to the right OK IM ALONG FOR THE RIDE!!!! thats what i would be thinking PROPS!!! ..maybe some day..

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Shorey Dec 3, 2009 Rating: 0

Rock? what Rock? Think you have rocks in your head

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BWS=MIA/NORCAL Dec 3, 2009 Rating: -4

my comment sound like im a prick i was trying to say maybe some day ill do that shit but i need a lot of training for that shit

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Billy Bob.Boe Dec 1, 2009 Rating: 4

Don't drop in on people that are surfers

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jguido78 Apr 3, 2009 Rating: 2

Not sure if this will still be relevant on here given that the last post was 24 days ago, but is this the photo that Surfer's April Fool's 100' wave is based on? Looks like it from the color of the boards and position of the surfers.

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arrobo Mar 10, 2009 Rating: 1

B Conley :O

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fag boy shit eater richards Jan 5, 2009 Rating: 33

you call that a wave! PFFFFFFFFF, PIKERS! thats like, flat compared to rest bay you faggot kooks, get down to porthcawl and surf the proper waves, you love ass. you love goat sack in your sack goat, go tear your ass off with your own semen you pikers, that aint even a wave, it looks like your mums anus.

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lilriper Dec 12, 2008 Rating: 1

you 2 got balls

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Tom Dec 12, 2008 Rating: -5

best shot on MSW !!

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SU-Prod-Morocco Dec 10, 2008 Rating: 0

i wouldn't wanna bail on that!

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Portpipe Dec 10, 2008 Rating: -3

yeah right..... so caring and tender

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LongBoyBoard Dec 10, 2008 Rating: 2

the only face i like to see at 10am on a november morning

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ghostrider Dec 10, 2008 Rating: -1

Lekker to see Twiggy flying the SA flag with pride. For an awesome gallery of this day, check out http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/norcal-big-wave-dishes-up-two-days-of-insanely-big-and-insanely-great-surf-xxl-weekend-at-mavericks_20852/photos/1/

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Jimathy Dec 10, 2008 Rating: 0

plenty of room for a party wave!!

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RedTrianglePictures Dec 10, 2008 Rating: 3

It's called total commitment... the only way to surf Mav's. I'm sure they were both stoked and talking about that wave at the local bar that night over a beer or maybe three considering how heavy it was ha ha. Quit trying to stir the pot. I am sure they are just as appreciative to be alive and looking at that photo, so epic...shit I would be

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RedTrianglePictures Dec 10, 2008 Rating: 30

It's called total commitment... the only way to surf Mav's. I'm sure they were both stoked and talking about that wave at the local bar that night over a beer or maybe three considering how heavy it was ha ha. Quit trying to stir the pot. I am sure they are as appreciative to be alive and looking at that photo, so epic...shit I would be.

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RedTrianglePictures Dec 10, 2008 Rating: 4

It's called total commitment... the only way to surf Mav's. I'm sure they were both stoked and talking about that wave at the local bar that night quit trying to stir the pot. I am sure they are just stoked to be alive and looking at that photo so epic.

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The Beave in SD Dec 9, 2008 Rating: -3

It must be nice to get burned on a 30 foot bomb, what a jackass.

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Mousey15 Dec 9, 2008 Rating: 2

that is such a sweet wave love to surf that!! good pic to

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David Wilmans Dec 9, 2008 Rating: -3

good photo

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catfish Dec 9, 2008 Rating: 1

the guy on the inside is in the channel taking photo's

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westmonster Dec 8, 2008 Rating: 4

Seriously what is the dude at the right thinking right now? I mean anyone who's surfed for more than a month in anything serious (definitions of that are subjective however its the same feeling ie Ken Bradshaw gets the same feeling when a 35ft peak lands on his head as I do when I get tossed on an 8 ft.)Sometimes I smile to myself as an outside set rears up in front of me. It must look like a sadistic grin of doom. But I laugh a little, usually say Oh shit a few times and then BLAAMMMOOO washingmachinewashingmachinewashingmachine.....

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OB homie Apr 19, 2010 Rating: 1

hahahahaha

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m2k Dec 8, 2008 Rating: 1

It's a mistake, when I uploaded this picture on this website. yes it is mavericks!

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jaxson creole Dec 8, 2008 Rating: 4

thats mavericks and yes the guy in the lower right is going to get worked. there are huge outcroppings and boulders about 200 yards on the inside there. if you go to google earth you can see the radio station tower from where you paddle out to the break. or you can just paddle out from princeton harbor but that is a a long paddle! you can see the boulders using google satellite maps.

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beastman Dec 8, 2008 Rating: 3

Show of hands, who says "it's Mavs"????

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bobby crossland Dec 8, 2008 Rating: 0

is this georgia or SC????

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turtledood Dec 8, 2008 Rating: 2

the dude at the bottom right of the photo is in a really bad spot, no?

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Reillser Dec 8, 2008 Rating: 4

I don't know which is more frightening, the 40ft waves or the 24ft sharks, the sharks may have already eaten but that wave has a bloodthirsty look about it!

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dave b Dec 8, 2008 Rating: -2

I've soiled my pants just looking at this shot.....No tows just pure hard core. Unreal & much respect, keep pushing the paddle boundries!

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dsfsdgdfsg Dec 8, 2008 Rating: 1

cheers for the comments lads, paddled into that at about 6 foot it hit the reef and jacked up to that size in a few seconds. Was insane

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catfish Dec 8, 2008 Rating: 1

Who are the surfers? Mondo respect! I read they where towing until Twiggy and co started paddling?

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scotty_369 Dec 8, 2008 Rating: 3

Haybo!

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Ulus44 Dec 8, 2008 Rating: 4

Surely the guy in the bottom right has to take it on the head, would not like to be him!!

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sUkya Dec 8, 2008 Rating: 1

agreed - everything about this wicked break has mavs written all over it!

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Le chifre Dec 7, 2008 Rating: 2

Haha there's no way this is Molera...defintely Mavs

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largee Dec 7, 2008 Rating: 1

Fit!

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jaxson creole Dec 7, 2008 Rating: 2

i was training to surf there. While training at a sister spot (15ft +) totally dislocated my shoulder and had to have major surgery. Sitting in the Pillar Point channel watching a 20@20+ sec swell is another animal at that place. And yes there are large animals in the water as well. I saw a 24 ft GW at the sister spot. Anywhere in that area up to Potato Patch at Ocean Beach is a force to be reckon with in addition to the daily 51 degree water.

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Surf Berbere Dec 7, 2008 Rating: 1

That's some sick stuff right there!!!

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el chris Dec 7, 2008 Rating: 1

I know it's not Cortes, I was giving a sarcastic reply to xandu's earlier comment.

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Israel&NHsurfer Dec 7, 2008 Rating: -1

This is like riding a mountain, ps: what about the guy on the right, isent he going to get eaten?

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grat898 Dec 7, 2008 Rating: -4

this isnt cortez, its mavericks.

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el chris Dec 7, 2008 Rating: 1

Right on! If you don't paddle out to Cortes you're not a proper surfer, no boats allowed.

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ADD TO cART Dec 7, 2008 Rating: 3

Tow in banned at cortez ?? Has anyone not towed outhere??

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dora lives Dec 7, 2008 Rating: -1

tow in's are now banned at ghost tree's ,cortez bank and paddling at mav's is the only the way it should be ,no cheating people that tow in may aswell ride the swatch wave rider that you get on cruise ships thats the whole spirit off surfing not getting assisted by a powered 250bhp ski .

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ADD TO cART Dec 7, 2008 Rating: -2

This is what happens when u paddle in , you may have to share. TOW-INS RULE !

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BuzyG Dec 7, 2008 Rating: 1

I Want That One!!!!!! (Matt Lucas Speak)

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wrinkledog Dec 7, 2008 Rating: -2

Party Wave!

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reject Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 0

Insane perfection, it's deceivingly inviting.

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daniel cullen photography Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 1

does the dude to the right of the shot get nailed or what?!

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Mick Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 1

Los dos! That mast go so fast... I love going fast rispact

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vikkigc1967 Dec 6, 2008 Rating: -1

wow!

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Berryhill Dec 6, 2008 Rating: -3

they should have split the peak

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Andy Evans Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 2

double respect

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Jolie156 Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 3

Wow!!! Amazing pics and surf of course!

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spongergirl1989 Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 29

holy ship

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lawrie303 Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 5

sick...

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Raggy Dec 6, 2008 Rating: -2

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

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Didier Dec 6, 2008 Rating: -3

CHAAAAAAAAAAARGE!

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mitchyvas Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 2

there was too many people out on this particular day so they had to improvise on ways to let every1 get there fair share of waves.

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spongefreak Dec 6, 2008 Rating: -1

Awesome shot, sick wave, sooooooooo clean for such a big swell. These guys are in harmony too, matey on the left is angling onto the shoulder more and giving his mate room to turn, full respect to them both. If it was smaller there would be less room available for all that and a bit of beach bifta would be on the cards for sure, not on this muvva...HAPPY DAYS

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Dropin73 Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 4

nice wave, I see shots like this (as in two people charging, in tune with the ocean) and in control on what can only be described as a monstor and for that i applaud you but if it was only 5ft they'd end up having a fight on the beach becuase the one on the inside was dropped in on. anyone know why they don't??

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Francois Bouwer Dec 20, 2010 Rating: 1

My board. It was my only board too. It forced me to get a new board, so it worked out in the end...

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Fray Bentos Nov 2, 2010 Rating: -1

Your nose or the nose on your board? Ouch!

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Francois Bouwer Oct 22, 2010 Rating: 0

Because there is more room on a monster. On a 5ft pointbreak, if the guy who dropped in cutbacks, your screwed. I once had my entire nose ripped off because a guy dropped in on me and cutback. I didn't fight him though, but that is only because I'm not a violent person. I was hectic angry though.

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RedTrianglePictures Dec 6, 2008 Rating: -2

It was an amazing day... You should of seen all the other breaks maxed out and just as clean it was a sight to see scary tho very uncharacteristic for the time of year thanks global warming :)

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RedTrianglePictures Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 0

Right in my backyard... you should of seen all the other spots maxed out that day it was a sight to see how clean and big for the time of the year thanks global warming :)

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houseofroobees Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 2

hahahaha"do you get the feeling your being followed......" hahahahahaha

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locoparasurf Dec 6, 2008 Rating: -1

lighten up, dude, maybe he was kiddin'! intense!

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Ben Ellis Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 1

I find it kinda sad how some people on here give it all the macho "oh that wave is so small bullsh*t". There are few people out there with the skill or balls to get out there and drop into waves like this, ok it isn't the biggest, but it certainly ain't small! Great work, great shot, happy times!

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USAFsurfer Nov 22, 2010 Rating: 0

Isnt the biggest?? Compared to what!?!? You had a good point until you failed to realize that this max's out paddle-in capabilities. 30ft plus is usually the standard to start towing in and stop paddling. This wave is 50-60ft on the face which makes it a 40ft+ swell. As I don't see straps on the boards and other "macho" men in the channel...i think it's safe to say they pushed the limits of traditional paddle surfing. BALLS!!!

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Daveyboy666 Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 1

Sick, Sick, Sick, How many of us wish we could do that thick brown water too!!!! urgh i have a semi!

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DigitalQuiver Dec 6, 2008 Rating: 1

Great angle.

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fatty.man Dec 5, 2008 Rating: -2

A bit small isn't it? Doesn't it get bigger than that puny ripple?

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AnEnglishman Dec 5, 2008 Rating: -1

fair play... sick wave

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hpallaviccini Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 0

Amazing and Beautiful. It looks like a clean descent. Dude at the bottom is obviously out of the impact zone, because I would not be eating my tuna sandwich to casually as this monster is about to guillotine my face and rearrange my teeth. DID YOU GUYS CATCH THE FINAL DAY @ SUNSET, CRAZY SETS AND SURFIN' WOWOOWOWOOW I WAS GLUED THE TWO FINAL DAYS. THANK GOD MY JOB ALLOWS ME TO BE ON THE NET ALL DAY. Sort of like um... now ;D

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balda Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 5

Quality photo man. It's like those 60's shots you see of 5 mates riding the same wave. Brilliant.

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locals rule ok Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 0

sick shot bra

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mozza Dec 5, 2008 Rating: -2

this is what can be called having a bonzer time with your mates! unforgettable memories!!!

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AJT Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 1

My god that is beautiful

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Gsurf Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 2

Yea i had a wave like that today........... my ring i did

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poontang Dec 5, 2008 Rating: -3

thatss mad gnarr but the face is sooo glassy nd smooth GREAT SHOT

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Tchdup Dec 5, 2008 Rating: -4

perfection shot, perfect wave.. nice work photog.

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Mick Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 1

Riding Giants!!

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fltraveler Dec 5, 2008 Rating: -1

gnarliest paddle in day ever

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biff22 Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 4

Those guys actually make it look easy. Look being the operative word.

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soutie Dec 5, 2008 Rating: -1

oh you beauty, that must be wild

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easy listenin Dec 5, 2008 Rating: 4

Surfer on white board"do you eve get the feeling the feeling your being followed"

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