Mavericks Surf Contest
Located about 20 minutes from the inn is a surf break known as Mavericks. Each year from November until February there is a surf contest waiting for just the right swell to arrive from the Gulf of Alaska. When it does word goes out that there is 24 hours to get there to participate in the contest. The best world class surfers then decend on the beach to challenge the waves which reach as much as 100 feet in height.
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It is a very dangerous break with one world class surfer, Mark Foo, paying the ultimate price. It is not unusual for a surfer to be held down for two or three minutes by the crush of the surf behind them.
Recently a feature length movie, "Chasing Mavericks", was filmed there documenting the efforts of Santa Cruz surfer Jay Moriarity to conquer the waves there.
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