Saturday, January 25, 2014
Big waves! Surfers converged at San Mateo County coast on Friday to take part on the 2014 Mavericks Invitational.
The 24 competitors rode hundreds of yards off Pillar Point, spectators watched on live feed on big screens since the surfers were out of view.
Mavericks is in Northern California, USA. It is located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) from shore outside Pillar Point Harbor, just north of the town of Half Moon Bay at the village of Princeton-by-the-Sea. After a strong winter storm in the northern Pacific Ocean, waves can routinely crest at over 25 feet (7.6 m) and top out at over 80 feet (24 m). The break is caused by an unusually shaped underwater rock formation.
Daniel Garland, a San Francisco resident and a surfer said "I wanted to come down and watch these guys surf waves that I'm not brave enough to try."
Two big-name surfers have died at the break Mark Foo of Northern California in 1994, and Hawaiian Sion Milosky in 2011.
Check the video here: http://www.redbull.com/en/surfing/events/1331627714894/mavericks-invitational
Friday, January 17, 2014
Organized by Albatros Travel the Great Wall Marathon started in 1999, they have grown to over 2,500 runners in the 2013 edition with participants from over 50 nations. The Great Wall Marathon event offers three distances: a marathon, half marathon and a 8.5km Fun Run. 14,000 runners have already crossed the finish line since 1999.
This is considered as one of the world's most challenging marathons.
The Saba Triathalon is back after being absent for 4 years. Included in the race is 800m swim in open ocean, 8k bike ride ascending 1500 ft on steep, and a 5k run through the upper Saban jungle. They had a successful 2014 race that is sponsored by TriSport and Satel.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The Honolulu Triathlon is an annual event held since 2004 every May. It is an Olympic distance triathlon event with 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run courses that begin and end at Ala Moana Beach Park. There is no sprint course in this race. It will be held on May 18, 2014.
You can register online on honolulutriathlon.com. Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki is the official hotel for the 2014 Honolulu Triathlon they also offer discounts for the event.