Winter Swell Hits Mavericks This Week

Here's a look at some 'waves and rides' at Mavericks from Powerlines Productions.

Powerlines Productions out of El Granada is an independent producer of surfing entertainment and movies, chronicling surfing around the world.

Here's their latest "Booties Needed," featuring some waves and rides at Mavericks on Monday, Jan. 12.

This week marks the first significant swell that's hit Mavericks so far this winter.

"Mavericks showed its grit ... Looks like the Pacific is opening up to bring us some winter swells!" write the creators of the video above.

The window of time given for Mavericks Invitational is January 21-24. On just 24 hours notice, two dozen of the world's bravest and best big wave riders could hit Half Moon Bay's coastline for the famous surf contest. Surfline.com shows wave height is expected in the 15 to 20 foot range by late Sunday. Peak of the swell is early morning Friday, Jan. 24 with the height of the surf predicted as high as 21 feet, according to surf reports. Stay tuned.


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