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It’s almost big wave season again, and the folks at the Mavericks Awards are gearing up to bring you the best of the best in big wave madness when the swells finally hit. After years of turmoil over big wave competitions at the infamous heavy water location, the Mavericks Awards have emerged as a stabilizer – a way to keep the competitive atmosphere going all season long with its video contest.

Saturday, October 1, the first Mavericks Festival will kick off the 2022-2023 big wave season in Half Moon Bay, Calif. with music, food, and plenty of big wave chargers in attendance. The family-friendly event will include a morning paddle out to officially open the big wave season, a live rescue demo by the U.S. Coast Guard, and performances by The Expendables, Jaleh, and Coast Tribe, as well as a whole lot more. Get the full scoop here.


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