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Mavericks

Address: West Point Avenue, Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Owner description: Popular beach in Half Moon Bay that is known for superb big-wave surfing.

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Long Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Hotel restaurants are not always perfect, but this one is! We had breakfast and dinner here and everything was done perfectly. I highly recommend.

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Placerville, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
13 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The waves weren't the monsters of legend but were bigger than most California breaks. Mavericks is quite a distance from shore, but we were still able to watch the 15 or 20 surfers riding some decent-sized waves. It also was interesting see how the entries are made to the surf zone. Not what I had thought. The hike out to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I guess we were expecting huge waves as seen on tv but on the day we went there were waves like on any other beach. The walk from the parking lot was pleasant though and we saw several seals close by. The end of the beach is wild and impressive too, with the cliff falling abruptly into the sea.

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Tulare, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I never realized that where they surf is way out there past the rocks, and that they take the suffers out there it not close to the shore at all, which was a surprise. I had to ask someone on the beach, and they were kind enough to explain .

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NYC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What more can be said of one of the legendary surfing destinations in the world? We rented suits at the local surf shop and took some lessons at the famed location. The waves weren't big that day but it was a great experience and highly recommended.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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
22 helpful votes 22 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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