Science of Big Waves

The organizers of the famous Maverick surf contest have voted that the conditions are right for hanging ten this weekend. The monster waves at Mavericks attract big wave surfers from around the world. But what exactly makes these Half Moon Bay waves so big?

The organizers of the famous Maverick surf contest have voted that the conditions are right for hanging ten this weekend. The monster waves at Mavericks attract big wave surfers from around the world. But what exactly makes these Half Moon Bay waves so big?

Author

Chris Bauer

Chris Bauer is a Freelance Media Producer with over 20 years experience working in broadcast television; producing sports, history, technology, science, environment and adventure related programming. He is a two-time winner of the international Society of Environmental Journalists Award for Outstanding Television Story and has received multiple Northern California Emmy Awards. Some of his Quest stories have been featured in the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, United Nations Association Film Festival, the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and the Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC. A 5th generation Bay Area resident and a graduate of St. Mary's College of California, his hobbies include canoeing, snowboarding, wood-working and trying to play the ukulele. He and his family live in Alameda, CA.

Author

Elizabeth Pepin

Elizabeth Pepin is an Associate Producer on QUEST, in addition to producing her own independent documentaries. Elizabeth has more than eleven years of production experience in the Bay Area and has won four regional Emmy Awards for her documentary film work. Her numerous projects include: Coastal Clash; One Winter Story; American Family Portraits; Bay Window: Hope on the Street and The Fillmore: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco.
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),(In addition to being a filmmaker, Elizabeth is a freelance photographer and a journalist. Her first book as an author, Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era was published by Chronicle Books in 2006. Elizabeth's photographs have appeared in numerous museums, galleries, newspapers, websites, and magazines, and in four books on women's surfing including, Sister Surfer and Surfing: Women of the Waves. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University and was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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