No matter how gloomy and overcast the San Francisco day, even as afternoon
fog encroaches, determined surfers, clad in wet suits, brave the 55 degree
temperatures in hopes of momentary thrills on whatever waves break the
While twenty miles south, in Half Moon Bay, a location known as "the Maverick's"
is world renowned for its periodic waves from 25 to 80 feet high. In recent years,
two famous Hawaiian "big wave" surfers, Mark Foo, on December 23, 1994, and
Sion Milosky, on March 16m 2011 have died at this area
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavericks_(location) ) where the break of the waves
is caused by an unusually-shaped underwater rock formation.
Ocean Beach waves never reach collosal proportions.
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