Maverick’s Surf Point

Unwavering Devotion to the Wave

Zócalo originally published this article on August 4, 2011.

One of the most magical things about the Maverick’s surf point-or perhaps it’s simply the most intriguing-is that you can’t usually see it, not even if you know exactly what you are looking for, which most of us don’t. You stand on the bluff above the water just north of Half Moon Bay in Northern California, and you hunker down in the chilled winter breeze blowing in off the Pacific, and at some point you crane your neck and stare perhaps half …