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Big waves!

This is one of the most famous surfing beaches in the U.S. and the waves are huge. We love just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MaraFromToronto
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Toronto
World Famous Surf Spot

Mavericks is World Famous for some of the largest waves in the world. Located at Pillar Point in El... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelsdog
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Truckee, California
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Popular beach in Half Moon Bay that is known for superb big-wave surfing.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“big waves” (17 reviews)
“surf spot” (7 reviews)
“low tide” (9 reviews)
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West Point Avenue, Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most famous surfing beaches in the U.S. and the waves are huge. We love just watching the waves and the surfers :)

Thank MaraFromToronto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mavericks is World Famous for some of the largest waves in the world. Located at Pillar Point in El Granada, this place offers a great trail for walking and surf viewing.

Thank Kelsdog
Reviewed 19 August 2017

So pretty and fun to walk out to. Lots of shells and fun ocean stuff to look at. Beautiful scenery and navy choppers fly by.

Thank 678gregk
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Very peaceful and relaxing to sit and watch the surfers - listening to the waves roll in drinking coffee

Thank Mrsmakris
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We came here just to say that we've seen the famous surf spot. Of course, at this time of year there were no big waves, but it was gorgeous!

1  Thank Meagan Y
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This place has great tasting bar food all around. Was there on business with several of my colleagues and we had a great time here as well.

Thank danschultz
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Many tourist don't know how to get to the famed beach, even during the high summer weekends very few people out there on the beach. Great easy walk to the beach and views of the famed surfing spot.

3  Thank ConsultantRob2121
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Mavericks is the awesome surf destination for surfers around the world. When the big waves come here the word goes out and the scuffle is on. 30 ft waves test the skills of the most daring surfers. Mavericks is a nice walk even when no...More

Thank downhillriacer
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful wild spot where the waves comes rolling in to the delight of the surfers. The water is cold and rich with life. We were told that the best time to visit is in April and October. The air is warm and...More

2  Thank Johan M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Mavericks is a great place of beautiful nature, The bluff tops and the ocean meeting create a place of serenity. The waves can be the largest in the world here. But do not expect to see them very well with the naked eye. They break...More

1  Thank anna e
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duke4155
6 October 2016|
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Response from Melissa C | Reviewed this property |
Mavericks run October thru March, so depending on the waves. It is called with 48 hours notice to get to Mavericks so you just have to be on call. The waves have to be just right for the surfers and some years it doesn't... More
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Alisi N
14 July 2016|
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Response from Melissa C | Reviewed this property |
Mavericks surf shop!
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ritaqlau
13 June 2016|
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Response from bethcahill | Reviewed this property |
I think Half Moon Bay is the location closest to The Mavericks for hotel accommodations. I stayed at the Ritz Carlton, which was absolutely lovely
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