Originally, the world famous contest was slated to start Monday, Dec. 17, but was pushed back due massive waves, partially fueled by a Bay Area storm.
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Officials still saw potential for the event later in the week, until now.
Now, the verdict from WSL Big Wave Tour Commissioner Mike Parsons is, "the swell will be dropping through the day on Thursday and we won't have the consistency we need to run an excellent event."
Officials say January tends to be the best time, but it is unclear if they will wait that long to hold the event.
The competition window for this season closes on March 31, 2019.
JUST IN: Sorry surfers. 🏄♀️The Mavericks Challenge will not run this week b/c of conditions.🌊The Big Wave Tour commissioner says “…we are confident that we’ll have better opportunities to run this event this season.” https://t.co/0gnlhZisHr pic.twitter.com/A47kjFNptd— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) December 16, 2018
Here is the full statement from Parsons:
"We will not be running the Mavericks Challenge this week and will wait for more optimum conditions. The wind is good and conditions will be clean, but the swell will be dropping through the day on Thursday and we won't have the consistency we need to run an excellent event. With three months left in the waiting period, we are confident that we'll have better opportunities to run this event this season. January is typically the best month for Mavericks so we'll be watching things closely and hoping for a great finish to the season."
#Breaking- World Surfing League announces Mavericks Challenge will NOT run this week and will wait for more optimum conditions.— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) December 17, 2018
Full statement from Mike Parsons, WSL Big Wave Tour Commissioner ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/sdQShaXJL8
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