Organizers of the Mavericks Invitational surf competition announced Wednesday that the contest will be held this Friday, Jan. 24, in Half Moon Bay.
Conditions off the San Mateo County Coast look perfect with a swell forecast to be so huge it will challenge even the world's top big wave surfers.
First heat takes off at 8 a.m.
As many as 30,000 people are expected to pack the Half Moon Bay area and 24 surfers from around the world will compete in the event.
The top prize is $50,000.
Visit mavericksinvitational.com for tickets and information.