For the ultimate adrenaline rush, the world's best surfers participate each year in an invitational contest overcome the world's best big waves surfs at Mavericks, a renowned surfing location in Northern California, outside Pillar Point Harbor and Half Moon Bay at the village of Princeton-by-the-Sea.
After strong winter storms in the northern Pacific Ocean, waves routinely crest at over 25 feet (8 meters) and top out at over 80 feet (24 meters). The surf's break is caused by an uniquely shaped underwater rock formation, giving way to some of the most hazardous, and sometimes deadly, big wave surfing conditions in the world.
On June 10, 2013, at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that the latest version of its Mac operating system OS X (version 10.9) would be entitled Mavericks. Apple said their new operating system generations would be named after places in California that have inspired them.