The famed Mavericks Surf Contest remained in a holding pattern Sunday after organizers determined that the proper surf conditions would not materialize on Tuesday after all.
Organizers still hold out slim hopes that conditions could improve enough to hold the contest on Wednesday or Thursday at the Mavericks surfing spot north of Half Moon Bay.
"But right now, it's just not looking good at all," said contest co-director Katherine Clark. "There's too much rain and too much wind from the wrong direction."
The prestigious contest pitting 24 of the world's elite surfers has been postponed two of the last three years because of calm seas during the contest window, which last year opened on Jan. 1 and closed March 31.