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Going, Going, Gone?

The Mavericks Surf Contest has passed on another massive swell, and the event's long-term forecast looks cloudy

Updated: June 21, 2010, 10:38 AM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN Action Sports

The surf break off the central California coast known as Maverick's produces one of the sport's most infamous waves. Part of what makes it so tricky lies in its powerful currents and frigid temperatures. On a typical winter day the water can average 48 degrees, while air temps can drop into the mid-30s. This fact alone separates Maverick's from other marquee big-wave spots in Mexico and Hawaii.

The machinations below the surface of the Maverick's Surf Contest these days ...

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