Mavericks Surf Contest

Ages 10 and up | $260 per person


Selected by invitation only, professional big wave athletes from around the world travel great distances to take part in the most risk-oriented event in North America. This one-day competition is held at the legendary Maverick’s surf break located near Half Moon Bay, CA, between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. The Maverick’s surf break is not a beach break but rather located two miles off shore and is unable to be viewed from land. The only way to view the wave along with its surfers is by boat. The window of call is generally January 1 through February 28. A week prior to the contest date we move our vessel from Santa Cruz to Pillar Point Harbor where we are a quick 15-minute jaunt to the wave. Because of the uncertainty of the actual day of the contest, all interested parties should sign up by emailing [email protected]

Once the contest scuttlebutt begins we alert the masses and open up the booking process when appropriate. Reservations are first-come, first-served and fill up very quickly. There will be two trips offered on the day of the contest, one in the morning and one for the semi-final heats. Trips are $260 per person per trip. Once our vessel is secured in Half Moon Bay, Sea Spirit will make Mavericks runs on non-contest days for $105 per person. This is a good opportunity to see these athletes up close and personal. Feel free to call or email with additional questions.