It's the greatest show on earth and the most coveted event in big-wave surfing!
Four days ago, it was reported, here, that the Titans of Mavericks event didn’t run despite the required 20-foot waves, because of the NFL’s Super Bowl.
Chas Smith wrote:
“Surfline, forecasting website with a predilection for dark kink, claimed 23 foot plus waves with gorgeous winds. Near perfect conditions. But no Titans of Mavericks event. Why?
“That damned Super Bowl!
“And son of a bitch. First catty infighting, then being outshone by Jaws, then getting busted for sexism and now this? Everyone is pinning hopes on El Nino bringing tons more contestable action so no worries, right? Right? RIGHT? Do you think that made the Titans of Mavericks feel like their needs were met? Do you think they felt like equal citizens in this American democracy? Do surf lives matter?”
All those sad memories will be washed away when the event runs on Thursday, February 11, book-ending a satisfying week for fans of big-wave surfing, with the Eddie to run on Wednesday, February 10, Hawaiian Standard Time.
Did you know Titans of Mavericks is the most compelling of all surfing events? It says so, many times, in the press release. Let’s examine.
“Titans of Mavericks is the most coveted event in big wave surfing. Mavericks has a rich history among the annals of surfing lore. Being touted as the one of the most hazardous events in the world, and having 24 of the best conditioned big wave surfing professionals compete against each other to win this prestigious competition makes Titans of Mavericks the greatest show on earth. The 24 who compete possess fearless character and endless passion that give them these unique set of skills to challenge Mavericks each and every year. Each winter season the nation turns its focus on the quiet, yet historical coastal town of Half Moon Bay, California. Sports fans and thrill seekers bear witness and watch these Titans of great strength, mental toughness and dedication in challenging themselves. Each athlete that has been part of the history of Mavericks has shaped this event in one way or another and has given us a unique perspective in how we look at this phenomenon. Titans of Mavericks is the marquee big wave surfing contest in the world, and 24 of the world’s best in the sport vie for the opportunity to win, make a name and be etched into history.”
And if you happen to be near Mavs on Thursday, how about signing up for the VIP spectator package. One hundred dollars gets you
- One Limited Edition Titans of Mavericks Poster
- Signed Athlete Card
- Titans of Mavericks Event T-Shirt (sizing needed prior to event)
- Access to the Titans of Mavericks Closing Ceremony Event, including access to the Titans in attendance.
- Experience the live show of Trophy presentations and event highlights.
- Food and Drink (21+ must show ID)
- VIP Priority Check-in and Entrance
- VIP Pass included
- Red Carpet Access (for pictures)
Can you think of a better way to allocate your c-note?