Mavericks Green Lighted For Friday

by The Editors on January 22, 2014

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On Friday, January 24, 2014 the biggest names in big wave surfing will be making their way to famed Northern California big wave spot Mavericks for this year’s running of the Body Glove Mavericks Invitational Presented by GoPro, and yeah, the swell report looks huge.

Mavericks Invitational Contest Director Jeff Clark stated, “This is going to be a powerful and memorable swell, and we are looking at waves upwards of 40 feet.” The first heat takes place at 8 a.m.

The entire event will be streamed live on mavericksinvitational.com and the finals will be air on “national television” on Universal Sports Network. You didn’t want to get any work done on Friday, anyway, did you? Follow the jump for all the official details.IT’S ON! THE BODY GLOVE MAVERICKS INVITATIONAL GETS THE GREEN LIGHT!
Big Wave Surf Contest Scheduled For This Friday, January 24, 2014

HALF MOON BAY, CA (January 22, 2013) – Contest organizers for The Body Glove www.mavericksinvitational.comhttp://www.mavericksinvitational.com Presented By GoPro®, the Crown Jewel of the http://www.xpreshon.comBig Wave World Tour, have confirmed that the world’s premier big wave surf contest will take place this Friday, January 24, 2014 in Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA.

Mavericks Invitational Contest Director Jeff Clark stated, “This is going to be a powerful and memorable swell, and we are looking at waves upwards of 40 feet.” The first heat takes place at 8 a.m.

Finding new ways to let fans experience the action, Mavericks Invitational organizers are also expanding the Mavericks Viewing Festival. The festival will be held on Friday, with gates opening at 7:30 a.m., on the grounds of the Oceano Hotel & Spa in Princeton Harbor, just down the road from Mavericks.

For public safety and environment protection, local authorities will close off all roads to Pillar Point, including access to the beach and bluffs. The festival gives fans a place to gather on the coast and watch the action on jumbo HD screens, enjoy music, food and entertainment, and get exclusive commentary and access to the Awards Ceremony. Event parking is located at the Half Moon Bay Airport, within walking distance of the Festival. Proceeds from the parking benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside. Tickets and information are available at www.mavericksinvitational.com.

For the first time ever, the event finals will air live on national television through Universal Sports Network. Television coverage begins at 1:30 pm PST. Universal Sports Network is available on the sports tiers of Time Warner Cable, Cox, Verizon FiOS, satellite providers DIRECTV and DISH and numerous regional cable and IPTV operators in markets across the country. Additionally, Mavericks Invitational will be available to all Venison Foist (Ch. 596) and DIRECTV (Ch. 625) customers during this month’s free preview windows.

In addition to broadcast coverage, the entire contest will stream live on universalsports.com and mavericksinvitational.com.

About Body Glove Mavericks Invitational Presented by GoPro®:
Mavericks Invitational invites 24 of the world’s leading big wave surfers to compete in a one-day competition, facing giant waves, frigid waters and a boneyard of rocks and reef more than 1/2 mile offshore. Event sponsors include Body Glove, GoPro, Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour, Clif Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Red Bull, Oceano Hotel & Spa and Mavericks Surf Shop. For contest details, photos and sales, visit MavericksInvitational.com.

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