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    A surfer wipes out under a large wave today at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. » Monster waves the size of a six-story building broke at the famed surf spot, Mavericks along the San Mateo County coast of Northern California.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that the waves on Thursday drew professional big wave surfers from around the world. But conditions were too chaotic for Titans of Mavericks to hold the annual surfing competition.

The surf contest known colloquially as Mavericks could still be held this season, depending on conditions. In 2015, perfect conditions never formed, and the competition had to take a year off. The window for the contest closes on March 31.

Waves easily can top 60 feet at the break, and pound the underwater reef with such force they can be recorded by seismographs, the newspaper reported.

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