After a delayed start, the Mavericks Invitational surfing contest began under sunny skies Sunday.
The first of four heats was set to begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, but was delayed a bit as officials waited on Mother Nature to bring in the waves.
Two dozen of the world's best surfers rode the monster waves of the infamous Mavericks surf spot near Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay.
By the end of the day veteran Santa Cruz surfer Peter Mei was declared the winner. Mei is a well-known Northern California surfer with two decade's experience surfing who helped launch the tow-in surfing movement locally, according to competition organizers. He also had a win in August in Pico Alto, Peru on the second stop of the annual Big Wave World Tour.
The top six winners are:
- 1st Peter Mel
- 2nd Zach Wormhoudt
- 3rd Greg Long
- 4th Alex Martins
- 5th Mark Healey
- 6th Shawn Dollar
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