See link to New York Times article regarding Mavericks, Surfing and Women's Fight for Equal Pay.
For most current contest information, see the World Surf League website.
For all current watch/warning/advisories https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=mtr
World Surf League
In October of 2018, the World Surf League received approval for a Coastal Development Permit by the California Coastal Commission and in November 2018, the California State Lands Commission granted a five-year lease to hold the Mavericks Challenge. Conditions of both agencies was to allow for equal pay for both men and women athletes. The surf window begins November 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019.
The World Surf League purchased the San Mateo County Harbor District's Special Use Permit, formerly held by Cartel Management, in a bankruptcy auction through an asset purchase agreement.
In December 2017, the California Coastal Commission granted World Surf League a one-year permit for its "Mavericks Challenge" surf competition. In response, World Surf League issued a press release. The surf window is December 13, 2017 to March 1, 2018.
For more information, check out World Surf League's website here.
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