If you want to see a Big Wave Surf Competition up close Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, California is one of the few places to do so. The waves can reach up to 60 feet (18 m). The window for the competition to take place is usually from December through March. Contestants are given as little as 48 hours to get there from all around the world.
I ventured out to experience the 2016 Titans of Mavericks competition up close and to cross this off my travel bucket list. It was a great experience seeing brave contestants conquer huge waves. There also have been some scary wipeouts.