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It's the season for big waves in Northern California, and on Monday, Mavericks, one of the world's best spots for monster swell, was delivering epic surf.

It's the season for big waves in Northern California, and on Monday, Mavericks, one of the world's best spots for monster swell, was delivering epic surf.

Big waves up to 40 feet in height are forecast for Bay Area beaches Thursday and Friday, and the National Weather Service's Ocean Prediction Center posted a satellite image on Twitter of the hurricane-force low-pressure system in the eastern Pacific Ocean that's delivering the monster swell.

Hurricane-force weather system in the Pacific will deliver monster waves to NorCal beaches

Big waves up to 40 feet in height are forecast for Bay Area beaches Thursday and Friday, and the National Weather Service's Ocean Prediction Center posted a satellite image on Twitter of the hurricane-force low-pressure system in the eastern Pacific Ocean that's delivering the monster swell.

Where to Watch Big Wave Surfing on Maui

Kyle Ellison

In ancient Hawaii, surfing was a sport that was reserved for kings and other high-ranking nobility. And not that much has changed over the last couple

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. - As massive swells lumber across the Pacific toward Northern California, nearly two dozen of the world's best big wave surfers will be waiting to meet them Sunday a half-mile offshore at the infamous surfing break Mavericks.

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. - As massive swells lumber across the Pacific toward Northern California, nearly two dozen of the world's best big wave surfers will be waiting to meet them Sunday a half-mile offshore at the infamous surfing break Mavericks.

Big wave surfing: Mavericks becomes center of attention after Eddie is canceled

Big wave surfing: Mavericks becomes center of attention after Eddie is canceled

Greg Long drops in on a wave at Mavericks Surf Competition in Heat 3 on January 20, 2013 in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Photo: Sean Havey, The Chronicle

Fans crowd to view hard-to-see Mavericks

Greg Long drops in on a wave at Mavericks Surf Competition in Heat 3 on January 2013 in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Photo: Sean Havey, The Chronicle

A Big-Wave Great Ponders the Surf After the Wipeout of a Lifetime - NYTimes.com

A Big-Wave Great Ponders the Surf After the Wipeout of a Lifetime - NYTimes.com

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A surfer takes off on a large wave at Maverick's in Half Moon Bay, CA Wednesday, January Waves exceeding 30 feet are expected this weekend. Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle

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A nominee in the Wipeout of the Year 2012 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards. Pictured Danny Griffith (Dodges Ferry, Tasmania, Australia) at Shipstern Bluff, Tasmania on October

A surfer rode a huge wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal. The beach has been drawing big wave surfers since the Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara broke a world record for the largest wave surfed here in 2011. Rafael Marchante/Reuters

A surfer drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare December Praia do Norte beach has gained popularity with big wave surfers since Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara broke a world record for the.

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