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PHOTOS: Hitting the Waves at Mavericks, Jan. 6 - Part 1

A big day for Mavericks opening ceremonies on Jan. 6.

for the Mavericks Invitational surf contest saw a beautiful sunny day, big surf and a low tide last Friday.

While surfers, spectators and the media mingled on Mavericks beach, about 20 surfers were on the break beneath a helicopter filming the action for the movie . 

Mavericks is a challenge to photograph, whether you are on the crumbling bluffs or being soaked on a rocking boat. Most of these pictures were taken from the bluff where I squeezed in amongst the giant lenses of the elite filmmakers. Always a great experience.

Pictures of the people on the beach and the ceremony are in Part 2 tomorrow.

Any help with the names of folks in these pictures is greatly appreciated.

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Diane Moomey January 18, 2012 at 05:36 AM
Does anyone know if the Mavericks Surf Contest is ever held on a weekday, or is it weekends only? Thanks. Diane

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