After a vote of the 24 competitors, the annual Mavericks surf competition was called off. For now, anyway.
"Maverick's surfers had been hoping to capitalize on a giant northwest swell that hit Hawaii on Monday, producing clean, ideal conditions and wave faces up to 40 feet," the Chronicle reports. "The waves will arrive on schedule here Wednesday, but as the surfers took their vote, they noted the National Weather Service predicting southwest winds at 15-25 knots, shifting to westerly at 10-15 in the afternoon."
These conditions, it seems, aren't choice for surfers, "producing contrary, onshore conditions."