Planning on making the trip to Pillar Point Harbor?
Due to safety concerns resulting from extreme high surf and cliff erosion, there is no access to the beach and bluffs at Pillar Point to watch the contest from land. Local law enforcement will restrict access to the roads entering Pillar Point, and beachgoers there will be turned back. Many restaurants and bars in the area – and throughout the Bay Area – will host viewing parties with the live webcast so you can catch all the action with other fans.
If you come to Half Moon Bay expecting to watch the contest from land, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Expect heavy traffic. Your best bet to come enjoy the local scenery and businesses is to park at one of the State Parks along Highway 1 and walk or bike the coastal trail. Spectacular ocean views and access to the local restaurants and businesses make the coastal trail a great way to enjoy the area. Businesses at Pillar Point Harbor will be open, and there will be a bike valet to help secure your bicycles. Several local restaurants and bars will be airing the contest live.
- The streets into Princeton and near Mavericks will be open to local residents only. Due to high surf and cliff erosion, there are no contest viewing areas for the public.
- For those wanting to get up close to the action, there are several boat charters not affiliated with Titans of Mavericks selling spaces for morning and afternoon trips.