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Potential Powerful Swell Increases Likelihood of Titans of Mavericks Competition

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    Potential Powerful Swell Increases Likelihood of Titans of Mavericks Competition
    NBC Bay Area/Rebecca Greenway
    Big-wave surfers line up at the opening ceremony of 2016/17 Titans of Mavericks season. (Oct. 21, 2016)

    Big-wave surfers around the globe are keeping their eyes glued to the Bay Area.

    Officials with the renowned Titans of Mavericks surfing competition announced Friday that the competition is currently in the orange alert stage, meaning that a potential swell of monstrous waves could make a beeline for the surfing spot just a few miles from Half Moon Bay and signal the start of the famous challenge.

    The next step is for organizers to up the status to red, which would tell thrill-seeking surfers that the competition is extremely likely to happen within a matter of days or hours.

    At least 24 men, along with six historic women, are eligible to compete in this year's big-wave contest, which can happen anytime between now and the end of March.

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