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Watch: Surfers tackle 60-foot monster waves at Mavericks off Northern California coast

Surfers ride big waves at Swami's in Encinitas, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. Californians slowly ventured outside Thursday as powerful El Nino-driven storms left behind scattered showers and pummeling surf before moving east and dumping more than a foot of snow across Arizona.
Surfers ride big waves at Swami's in Encinitas, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. Californians slowly ventured outside Thursday as powerful El Nino-driven storms left behind scattered showers and pummeling surf before moving east and dumping more than a foot of snow across Arizona. AP

Monster waves the size of a six-story building broke at the famed surf spot, Mavericks along the San Mateo County coast of Northern California.

The waves on Thursday drew professional big wave surfers from around the world, but conditions were too chaotic for Titans of Mavericks to hold the annual surfing competition.

The surf contest known colloquially as Mavericks could still be held this season, depending on conditions.

CBS San Francisco reports on the big-wave surfers taking to water despite danger during advisory.

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