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.