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The ghost of Halloween greets Pillar Point RV Park guests from across the bay!


Grant "Twiggy" Baker
South Africa

Grant "Twiggy" Baker, 40, from South Africa won the Maverick's Surf Invitational today handily beating five other finalists,  Shane Dorian, Ryan Augustein, Tyler Fox, Greg Long, and Anthony Tashnick.   Baker also won Mavericks in 2006.

Trophy and Prize Money: First place is $12,000, second place is $6,000 and third place is $5,000, according to Mavericks Invitational spokeswoman ...

This Friday
January 24, 2014

Here are this years 2013/2014 surfers...

Grant Baker (South Africa)
Chris Bertish (South Africa)
Carlos Burle (Brazil)
Kohl Christensen (Hawaii)
Ken Collins (Santa Cruz, CA)
Shawn Dollar (Santa Cruz, CA)
Shane Dorian (Hawaii)
Colin Dwyer (Pacifica, CA)
Nathan Fletcher (San Clemente, CA)
Tyler Fox (Aptos, CA)
Mark Healey (Hawaii)
Nic Lamb (Santa Cruz, CA)
Greg Long (San Clemente, C...

It's coming around to be that time of year again!  

Mavericks Surf Invitational season begins November 1st and will run through March 31, 2014.   This year’s Opening Ceremony will take place on the beach on Friday, October 25, 2013. The day features the official Opening Ceremony and paddle-out to share the spirit of this special place with the community that embraces the world of big wave surfing.

The event has already named...

There was a little hub bub today when our group noticed a grass fire starting across the harbor on the path that leads to Mavericks.   The first thing that was done was that 911 was called.  It was a little tough getting the message across to them  because it's a path, not a street and the call center was not local.   It wasn't much longer before the fire trucks and the sirens passed and we saw them putting out the ...
5th Annual "Mavericks: Everest of the Seas" Exhibit
on now through February 24, 2013

If you just didn't get enough of Mavericks in January, here's your chance to see photographs of Mavericks most memorable moments created by some of the sports' most talented photographers.  

On display this year are works by Bob Barbour, Grant Washburn, Eric Nelson, Rob Brown, Seth Migdail, Tony Canadas, David Evans, Ed Grant, Martha Jenkins, Tom
Rissacher, Ar...
Sunday, January 20, 2013

Mavericks Invitational 2012-2013 Winner: 

Peter Mel from Santa Cruz, CA

The other finalists:
Zach Wormhoudt (Santa Cruz, CA)
Greg Long (San Clemente, CA)
Mark Healey (North Shore, Hawaii)
Alex Martins (Brazil)
Shawn Dollar (Santa Cruz, CA)

Prize Money: $12,000 to the winner, $8,000 for second, grading down to $1,500 for the sixth and final place in the finals. The 18 competitors who do not reach the fina...
25 Johnson Pier
Pillar Point Harbor
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 560-8088

M-F 10am-6pm
Weekends 9am-6pm

Right off the coast of Pillar Point RV Park is the
 famous surfing location called Mavericks.

Mavericks, a legendary area of waves that attracts surfers from around the world,  is located approximately 2 miles from the shore of Pillar Point Harbor.   ...
Holy Cow!

The waves today are breathtaking right here in front of Pillar Point RV Park.   The beauty as they splash over the breakwater is nothing short of inspirational!   There are at least two dozen surfers out today closer to where we are, but the photo I most wanted to share with you today is the one I just shot  across the harbor....magnificent!   Who needs to even leave the park when you have such spectac...

One of the activities that you can't escape at Pillar Point RV Park is biking.   One of the most beautiful trails runs right in front of your rig.   No bike? No problem.  Here's a list of places you can rent a bike, as well as guided tours and local favorite trails.


95 Kelly Avenue

Half Moon Bay, CA 

(650) 726-8819

Family Friendly • Dog Friendly

The Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail stretches from...