Where can I watch surfers in Half Moon Bay?
The best break for beginner and intermediate surfers is the Half Moon Bay Jetty, also known as Surfers’ Beach. Just south of Pillar Point Harbor on Highway 1, this spot inside the lee of the jetty may be inconsistent at times, but it’s often protected from the northwest winds.
Can you watch Mavericks from the beach?
Located about 25 miles south of San Francisco, Mavericks sits just about two miles off shore from the Pillar Point Harbor, and just north of the town of Half Moon Bay, at Princeton-by-the-Sea, a small coastal village. Unfortunately shore viewing is not available for live fans due to permit restrictions.
What time of year does Mavericks break?
The best time of year for surfing Mavericks with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 49% of the time in January while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out.
Where do the waves at Mavericks begin?
This interaction of the geology and oceanography is what makes the wave at Mavericks so spectacular compared to many other locations along central California. This fly-through begins approximately ½ mile offshore from Pillar Point north of Half Moon Bay.
How far out is Mavericks?
Mavericks, the wave, breaks 1/2 mile offshore on a reef that remains tranquil most of the year but becomes alive in the winter when big winter storms come from the north and push enough water over the reef for a wave to form.