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knabe

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http://www.surfinglive.com/live_cams/cam.jsp?cam=mavericks

can't see a live feed yet.  i'll keep looking.  supposedly it's on TODAY. (i'm wrong, it starts tomorrow 8 am pacific time.

it's a special invitation only event.

it's a freaky spot brought on by a rise under the sea, a storm affect and tides.  only recently discovered in the early 90's.

here's another link describing how it happens

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11667-map-reveals-secret-of-awesome-mavericks-waves.html

and another

http://www.csumb.edu/site/x18876.xml

click on the links on this one.  totally awesome dude.
 

shortyjock89

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That is some pretty gnarly science.  I wish I lived near an ocean sometimes....surfing is fun. I couldn't handle Mavericks though...those are, on average, 40 footers!! How long do you think the barrels are on the average wave there?
 
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