The Mavericks Invitational big wave surf competition is on this morning down in Half Moon Bay. Waves are predicted to get as high as 45 feet, which big wave surfers are calling "ideal" for today's competition.

Because there is basically no live spectator area that can be seen from shore—and shouldn't you be at work anyway?—the best way to catch the action is via livestreamed helicopter footage, which we've conveniently embedded below:

CBS San Francisco Live Stream

For the more hardcore surfing fan who needs a little closer look at the action: try Red Bull's full event coverage here, which includes additional camera angles, color commentary and some human interest pieces to fill the downtime between sets.

And if you want to just jump to the good parts, here's one big ride from this morning's session.