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Harbor District Faces Changes to World-Renowned Surf Contest

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The organizers of Mavericks, a popular big-wave surf contest off Half Moon Bay, have reached an agreement that will keep the Mavericks event going, according to a motion filed in U.S. District Bankruptcy Court. The World Surf League (WSF) has scooped up the invitational contest at the famous break outside of Pillar Point Harbor in a $525,000 sale that seeks approval by a bankruptcy court judge in Los Angeles. The WSL has added Mavericks to its Big Wave Tour calendar for the 2017-18 season, according to a news release attached to the motion that was filed. A hearing for the sale’s approval is scheduled September 13. The motion also requested that the San Mateo Harbor District permit to hold the surfing event be transferred to the new organizers. Harbor commissioner Sabrina Brennan said Thursday the commission also must approve the sale for it to become official. Many welcomed the Big Wave Tour’s takeover that will give the surfers a platform to showcase their talent. The contest would be particularly meaningful for six women invitees competing at the fearsome wave for the first time. “The WSL has a track record of inclusion of women so it makes me feel good,” Harbor commissioner Brennan said. “It’s a start.” Read more…


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