The countdown for the 2015/2016 Titans of Mavericks season is well underway, with the official waiting period just days away and the opening ceremony being held Saturday. It is hoped that this season, which opens November 1st, will see the event run in some of the biggest surf ever. The Pacific Ocean is already seeing unusually high sea temperatures caused by the much-publicised El Nino, and it is this increase in temperature that will cause the development of some ferocious storms. There is every chance the waves could be as big as the famed 2010 event when Chris Bertish rode the biggest waves ever seen in competition at Half Moon Bay.
During an interview with KVTU, the Mavericks pioneer and founder of the Titans event Jeff Clark, explained about the possible effects of El Nino and how the event safety crew have been practising for all eventualities alongside a multi agency team including the Harbour Patrol, State Parks, Coast Guard and Fire Crews. The 24 big wave surfers, taking part in this year’s event and throwing themselves down waves in excess of 50 feet, will be reassured by the professionalism and dedication of the support crews on hand.
The last time the event ran was 2014 so big wave fans are waiting in anticipation for the ideal conditions to allow the call to be made that the Titans of Mavericks is on. Unfortunately there will be no opportunities for spectators to gather on the point this year for public safety reasons due to the increased risk from El Nino, but the whole event will be streamed live on Red Bull TV.
The official opening ceremony is to be held Saturday 24th of October at 2pm and full details for the event can be seen on the official Titans of Mavericks website here. Do you think this season could be a record breaking one for the Titans of Mavericks and do you think El Nino will deliver?