Mavericks may be wiped out by La Nina
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (KGO) -- The Mavericks Surf Contest at Half Moon Bay could be wiped out by La Nina.
Unlike previous years, when the waves did what they were supposed to do, this year the waves aren't measuring up.
So far this winter, the famous big-wave spot near Half Moon Bay has had just four swells. Last year, 23 broke there.
Forecasters say La Nina is to blame for the lack of big waves. Surf watchers are keeping an eye out for the fifth big swell happening now to see if it's large enough for competition.
mavericks, peninsula news
- Palo Alto man detained in NKorea lands at SFO
- Cold snap brings snow, icy conditions to Bay Area 13 min ago
- Snow, sleet, ice hit large swath of United States 16 min ago
- Nelson Mandela family: 'We have lost a great man'
- Batkid returning to SF for fundraising walk
- 1 dead, 1 injured in gun battle near Lil Scrappy show
- Water main break floods Castro Valley neighborhood
- Cal students led move toward divestment
- Man suspected of throwing 2 cats into bay arrested
- Pearl Harbor ceremony marks bombing anniversary
- Photos: Record low temperatures freeze the Bay Area
- abcnews: Fierce winds force pilots to abort landing...
- roundup: Teen struck in crosswalk; EPA shooting
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Saturday
- Light snow falls in Santa Cruz Mountains
15 min ago