Big wave surfing: 'Massive' Mavericks Invitational expected to get green light for Friday

“The waves breaking at Maverick’s on Tuesday were big enough to deliver a beating to some of the best big wave surfers in the world. If forecasters’ predictions are correct — and surfers’ prayers are answered — they’ll be even more ferocious Friday, the day organizers are eyeing to hold the 2013-14 Body Glove Mavericks Invitational.

Organizers gave the Mavericks Invitational the yellow light Tuesday and are expected to give the contest the green light early Wednesday. That means the 24 invited surfers and alternates will have about 48 hours to get to Princeton by the Sea in time to compete for the $50,000 prize purse and valuable Big Wave World Tour points Friday morning.

‘It’s on on Friday,’ said three-time Maverick’s champion Darryl ‘Flea’ Virostko of Santa Cruz. ‘There were some really heavy waves up there today. Guys got some beatings and some pretty huge waves. The next swell is supposed to be bigger than this. If that’s true, Peter Mel told me there’s going to be some massive (waves)’…”

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