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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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Surfrider Foundation

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches.

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SFGate Outdoors

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The SF Chronicle's Outdoors section

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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?


Experience the Bay

October 01, 2003 by Matthew Bettelheim

Swimmers plunge into the Bay at Aquatic Park for the swim to Alcatraz and back. Photo by Charles Kennard. The ...

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