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Mavericks: The Science Behind the Killer Surf

January 23, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

After a forecast of surf swells upwards of 40 feet, the Mavericks big-wave surf competition has been called for this Friday, January 24th. But what does it take to create a monster wave?

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California’s Big Kahuna

December 18, 2009 by Kris Vann

Winter might not be beach season for most of us, but for big wave surfers, now is the time to be out on the water. What makes winter the time for big waves? And why do a few spots, like Mavericks, get such tall waves?

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