Professional big wave surfers from Santa Cruz and beyond clashed at Half Moon Bay on Friday during the 2014 Mavericks Invitational surf competition. Grant Barker of South Africa placed first in the competition, scoring 29.33 in the final heat to beat out Shane Dorian, Ryan Augenstein, Tyler Fox, Greg Long and Anthony Tashnick.
Tyler Fox of Santa Cruz carves into the face of a giant wave at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay on Friday during the semifinal heat of the Mavericks Invitational surf competition. (Kevin Johnson/Sentinel)
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