The Mavericks Invitational is considered the world's preeminent big wave surf contest. Mavericks is located in Half Moon Bay, California. Mavericks is steeped in a complex history, running the gamut from triumphs to tragedy. Names from Jeff Clark, Flea and Peter Mel to Jay Moriarty and Mark Foo have become synonymous with Mavericks for both triumph and tragedy. The 24 invitees will be given 24 hours notice before the contest runs, mobilizing competitors and thrusting Mavs onto center stage of the big wave world -- where it always loves to be.