Ryan Augenstein, right, and Dave Wassel ride a giant wave during the fourth heat of the Mavericks surfing contest Feb. 12, in Half Moon Bay. The Coastal Commission forced Mavericks to add a contest for women surfers.
Ryan Augenstein, right, and Dave Wassel ride a giant wave during the fourth heat of the Mavericks surfing contest Feb. 12, in Half Moon Bay. The Coastal Commission forced Mavericks to add a contest for women surfers. Ben Margot The Associated Press
Ryan Augenstein, right, and Dave Wassel ride a giant wave during the fourth heat of the Mavericks surfing contest Feb. 12, in Half Moon Bay. The Coastal Commission forced Mavericks to add a contest for women surfers. Ben Margot The Associated Press