Mavericks will not take place on Saturday

January 15, 2009 10:40:43 AM PST
The Mavericks Surf Contest director has decided not to hold the annual competition Saturday near Half Moon Bay as previously speculated, contest officials announced this morning.

A large swell had been monitored for the past week and reached Hawaii on Wednesday morning, prompting Mavericks Surf Contest director Jeff Clark to consider Friday and Saturday as potential contest days.

The contest window began Jan. 1 and lasts until March 31. Contestants will be notified 24 hours in advance of when the contest will happen.

The contest will take place about a half-mile from Pillar Point near Half Moon Bay.