Organizers and Mother Nature just might be on the Mavericks Invitational surf contest's side this year.
The Mavericks Surf Company announced on Wednesday that it had already attained a limited commercial activity permit that will let the international event take place, allowing the world's top big-wave surfers to strut, or surf, their stuff.
The list of competitors has also been announced. Twenty-four invitees from last year's canceled competition will return for another shot at riding the big-wave off Pillar Point.
Pacifica's Matt Ambrose and Santa Cruz residents Ryan Augenstein, Ken "Skindog" Collins, Shane Desmond, Shawn Dollar, Peter Mel, Tyler Smith, Anthony Tashnick and Zach Wormhoudt intend to battle the expected 20-foot-high walls of water.