HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) -- More than two dozen of the world's top big wave surfers are in the waters off of Half Moon Bay as they compete in the Mavericks Invitational surf contest.
The contest _ which requires wave faces of at least 20 feet _ was being held for the first time since 2010.
Earlier this week forecasters saw an excellent mixture of swell, wind, tide and sunny skies, though the waves Sunday weren't quite as big as expected.
Still, a high surf advisory was in effect for the area and officials were warning people throughout the region to watch for “sneaker waves” and other hazards.
Though spectators aren't being allowed access to nearby beach or bluffs to watch the contest, surfing fans swept into Half Moon Bay early Sunday, backing up traffic along Highway 1.
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