Las Vegas Sun - Photograph : Big Wave Surfing Contest

January 18, 2018

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People paddle out to watch the third heat of the first round of the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

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People paddle out to watch the third heat of the first round of the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Half Moon Bay, Calif.