Maverick's Opening Day Does Not Disappoint
World-famous freak wave dominated by bodysurfers and bodyboarders, although surfers do enjoy some degree of success. Needs big S swells to work. Waves refract off the west (northside) Newport Harbor jetty, amplifying the swell and creating a ridiculous wedging peak, primarily a left, which explodes over a treacherously shallow sand bottom. Broken bodies are routine. Gets giant. Extremely hollow and crowded. A real scene when it’s working. Very dangerous spot, for experts only.
Park in Corona del Mar or in West Jetty View Park.
16 day surf forecasts and advanced tools.
Ad free HD webcams, iPhone and Android enabled streaming.
Enhanced iOS and Android apps.
All this from only $2.89/month.