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Maverick's curtain call

Maverick's comes alive as contest waiting period comes to a close

Updated: April 8, 2012, 1:26 PM ET
By Frank Quirarte

Before the invention of the mercury barometer, trying to come close to accurately predicting tomorrow's weather was left to history and experience of the current conditions. Today with satellites, shipping lanes, computer models and other techno advancements, making more accurate weather predictions has become a science and a business. And surfing's better for it.

As irony would have it, the day after the Maverick's Invitational Festival officially ended the event-waiting ...

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