Mavericks contest may come in November

October 20, 2009 1:38:07 AM PDT
The organizers of the Mavericks surfing contest will open the window for the competition earlier than usual this year to take advantage of an El Nino winter.

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The world's best surfers could get called to the San Mateo County coast, north of Half Moon Bay, any time after November 1, 2009.

The contest window usually starts in February, but last winter the best waves hit on Thanksgiving weekend.

So organizers are trying to maximize their opportunity.

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