As discussed back in January, the big-wave surfing competition now known as Titans of Mavericks has been on the horizon for weeks now — each year organizers monitor the swells and call the competition with just 24 to 48 hours notice, in which participants have to fly in from wherever they may be in the world. But a perfect swell arrived Thursday and organizers were forced to delay, as KRON 4 reports, because of the goddamned Super Bowl.

The waves were steady and 23 feet and higher on Thursday, and perfect for holding the competition according to local surfers and, however local safety officials are all tied up with Super Bowl weekend and therefore there was an imposed blackout on Mavericks for these dates.

As surfer Cyrus Roe explained, "Mavericks is a serious wave, [and] it’s world renowned, and it’s a mile out there, so it’s good to have the Coast Guard and all the support teams available just to keep the athletes safe."

Per CBS 5, organizers say they are "confident" that the competition will get held in the next month and a half, before the window for it closes on March 31.

There has not been a Mavericks competition since 2014, because wave patterns never materialized last year, as they don't in some years. This year will be the 10th time the competition has been held since it began in 1999.

Previously: Mavericks Waves Hit 50 Feet, Surf Competition Could Be Called Any Day