It’s official, the infamous Mavericks has now been added to the WSL Big Wave Tour for the 2017/2018 season through till 2021. The tour already includes world-famous waves such as Puerto Escondido in Mexico, Nazaré in Portugal and Pe’ahi in Maui and now this Californian wave has been added to the roster following an agreement with Titans of Mavericks and Cartel Management.
Mavericks has been the host to many surf competitions over the past few decades but now, having joined the official WSL Big Wave Tour the wave has now been cemented further into the culture of big wave surfing.
To qualify for competition the wave must be in excess of 30 foot, something which is closely monitored throughout the year, and when Mavericks starts pumping it will be exciting to see the biggest players in big wave surfing making the pilgrimage to Northern California to carve a name for themselves. The contest is open to both men and women.
The WSL CEO, Sophie Goldschmidt, echoes the excitement felt in her official press release statement:
”We’re very pleased with this opportunity to work with the big-wave community in bringing the Mavericks event to life on the international stage. The League has always held a high amount of respect for both the venue and its community as one of the pillars of big-wave surfing. The WSL intends to continue to run the Mavericks event and celebrate the stories of those who steward and surf it through the Big-Wave Tour. This is a huge moment for both the organisation and the sport of surfing.”