HALF MOON BAY, CA (January 22, 2013) – Contest organizers for The Body Glove www.mavericksinvitational.com Presented By GoPro®, the Crown Jewel of the http://www.xpreshon.com Big 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.
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.
Last year's event at Mavericks, with winner Peter Mel. Video: GoPro
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 XBox and Windows 8 VIA Xpreshon and also via http://universalsports.com and mavericksinvitational.com.