Surfers on alert for Mavericks surf contest

November 1, 2009 5:57:59 PM PST
The window has officially opened for the Mavericks surf contest off the San Mateo County Coast.

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That means top surfers from around the world are on alert. The contest can be called with 24-hours notice any time between now and March 31st.

This year's competition could get a boost from El Nino which is expected to bring larger and more consistent waves to the California Coast.

The surfers are competing for a record $150,000 in prizes.

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