A California research team reveals how Mavericks, one of big-wave surfing's most famous breaks, is formed
By Jim RendonPosted 05.17.2007 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
Scientists at California State University at Monterey Bay have discovered why the state's most famous big wave, Mavericks, off the coast south of San Francisco, is so big. The wave, which draws some of the world's best surfers for an annual surfing contest, can reach up to 50 feet tall. Researchers uncovered the mystery this spring while conducting the most detailed mapping yet of the ocean floor off California's coast.