Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mavericks Surfers Say 'No' to Contest - Again!

Mavericks surfers voted 'no' for a contest today, and have been proven right.

'Mavs just not big enough. Boys gave it a go and just came in,' said their latest tweet at midday.

The surfers, 24 of the world's greatest big-wave surfers, voted on Monday

not to hold the Mavericks Surf Contest today.

Despite forecasts of waves that would be high enough, an expectation of strong winds deterred the surfers from making 'The Call.'

With thousands of fans eager for the contest, organizers have been inundated with emails and phone calls and have also put out a plea for fans to keep their eye on the Mavericks website.

Earlier forecasts had put today's swell at 22 ft Hawaiian but adjusted that to 17-18 ft and lessening for the rest of the week. Contest Co-director, Katherine Clark, had hoped for a 20 ft swell.

pics show the surfers paddling out at the Opening Ceremony in October last year; legendary surfer Dorian 'Doc' Pascowitz with Hawaiian surfer Jamie Sterling and Katherine Clark.

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