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Mavericks

West Point Avenue, Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Type: Beaches
Description: Popular beach in Half Moon Bay that is known for superb big-wave surfing.
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Loved the stories of the biggest wave in the world! The local restaurants are awesome! If you like local beers and seafood you will be very happy!

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Escondido, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

When we were there, the surf wasn't that huge... but I know they get very large. Not for anyone who can't swim VERY well!!

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our 11 yr old wanted to see Mavericks and was very happy that he had the opportunity. There was not a swell on the day he went but he was thrilled to see the famous spot in person.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Got a few t shirts and sweatshirt. Good price and sweatshirt is really cozy. Right by the docks so we took a walk there also

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

The town has a lot going for it, good location, nice weather, interesting downtown, good walks, beaches and decent restaurants. What more could you ask for. Really good choice rather than stay in one of the big cities. Glad we came.

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Right by the harbor, great to eat outdoors. Heat lamp, firepit, and clear poly walls to block the breeze. Really liked the calamari and bread bowl chowder. Dungenous crab roll was just ok. The slaw seasoning overpowered the crab. Will def go there again.

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Fremont, California
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1,030 reviews 1,030 reviews
620 attraction reviews
747 helpful votes 747 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Mavericks is known for its amazing waves and the yearly Mavericks Surf Contest. To get to Mavericks you need to take a short hike from a parking area to see the beach. Some days waves are just like at any other beach; on other days (especially in the winter) the beach has world famous large waves which world class surfers... More

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Redwood City, California
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55 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We usually spend a little time here whenever we are on the coast. Nice surf over the rocks where the Mavericks are held and the walk up is adjacent to marshlands with waterfowl. This is used as a dog run, and the dogs seem to love it here.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

So there are not many signs for this part of Mavericks. Follow the GPS and takes you to a little overflow parking lot. You walk down this dirt trail until you reach the beach and follow the others walking around. It was very small waves when we visited as I imagine in the winter the waves are huge. Was a... More

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Denver Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A nice hike is needed to reach Mavericks. The waves were big and the ocean beautiful. Mavericks is known for its waves. If you just starting go to Pacifica.

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