Coast Guard warns of hazards to boaters during Mavericks Invitational Surfing Contest

Coast Guard warns of hazards to boaters during Mavericks Invitational Surfing Contest
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is warning boaters of the dangers associated with Mavericks Invitational Surf Contest off the coast of Pillar Point, Calif., Friday. The dynamic nature of breaking surf in the vicinity of the event creates inherent hazards for both participants and spectators. Due to the hazardous waters surrounding Pillar Point at the time of the surfing competition, the Coast...

Coast Guard warns of hazards to boaters during surf contest near Pillar Point, Calif.

Coast Guard warns of hazards to boaters during surf contest near Pillar Point, Calif.
SAN FRANCISCO ­­— The Coast Guard will be conducting safety patrols during the Mavericks Invitational Surf Contest off the coast of Pillar Point, Calif., Jan. 20, 2013. The Coast Guard discourages spectators from observing the event on the water due to the nature of the breaking surf and the hazardous waters surrounding Pillar Point during the surfing competition.  The Coast Guard will not be...