- 24 June 2009 | Surfing
Mavericks Surf today announced that the official waiting period for The 2009/2010 Mavericks Surf Contest will open on November 1, 2009.
Mavericks CEO Keir J. Beadling summed up the excitement, saying, “We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s big-wave contest season will begin earlier than ever before. We have long understood the importance of increasing the size of the contest window, but haven’t been able to do so. Last season’s events further highlighted how valuable a November opening date can be. Now, thanks to the support of everyone involved with the contest, we will make the November opening a reality.”
Today’s announcement was especially meaningful to the athletes who surf Mavericks. After watching the last contest season come and go without any contestable surf, the competitors are more eager than ever for the 2009/2010 contest season to begin.
Beadling added, “Last season was obviously very difficult for both the surfers and the fans. This year, we are going to do all we can to ensure that the surfers and fans alike get to experience a memorable contest. While we are still at the mercy of Mother Nature, we can now say that we are better prepared than ever for what she throws our way.”
Beadling also thanked the sponsors who made the November 1st opening date possible.
“We are grateful to our sponsor partners whose support was vital to making the opening of the contest season in November a reality, and for ensuring that the surfers will be competing for a record-breaking $150,000 prize purse. We are fortunate that all of our sponsor partners recognize the importance of opening the contest window on November 1st, and that they have demonstrated their commitment to making sure we are able to do so.”
Along with announcing that the upcoming contest season will open at the start of November, Mavericks also announced that FUEL TV will soon air a program—the “Very Best of Mavericks”—that highlights the best days at Mavericks over the past several years. The program will feature stunning footage of the action from these amazing sessions and will premiere this August.
“Although the contest season is still a few months away, we celebrate Mavericks all year ‘round,” noted Beadling. “Between the FUEL TV show and the upcoming Mavericks Live Tour concert series, fans should have enough to hold them over as they await the start of the 2009/2010 contest season.”