2015 Mavericks surf contest unlikely to happen this year

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. -- Bad news for big wave surfing fans -- the 2015 Mavericks surf contest is unlikely to happen this year.

Mavericks attracts 24 of the world's top surfers to the San Mateo County coast near Half Moon Bay.

There were some 40 to 50-foot swells in December but, because of a change in promoters this year, the window for the contest didn't open until January 1.

With only a week to go until the window closes, it doesn't look like there will be any more world-class waves.

As one organizer told the San Mateo Daily Journal, if the conditions aren't right, it's better not to hold it.