Mavericks big wave surf competition on for Friday

The Oceano Hotel and Spa is preparing to set up two large screens and host the official viewing party for Mavericks.
January 22, 2014 2:50:12 PM PST
Organizers of the Mavericks Invitational surf competition announced Wednesday that the contest will be held this Friday in Half Moon Bay.

Conditions off the San Mateo County Coast look perfect for the daredevil contest.

As many as 30,000 people are expected to pack the Half Moon Bay area and 24 surfers from around the world will compete in the event.

The top prize is $50,000.