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Half Moon Bay

San Mateo County



Surfing at Mavericks

The popular surfing location Mavericks is in Half Moon Bay. Half Moon Bay is a bay of the Pacific Ocean on the coast of San Mateo County, California. As one would expect from the name, the bay is approximately semi-circular, with sea access to the south. Maverick's is a world-famous, but for some, a notorious and deadly, surfing location.

Satellite map of the San Francisco Bay Area from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Closest Airport:
Half Moon Bay Airport
Airport Code:
General Location:
California is the third-largest U.S. state by land area. Its geography ranges from the Pacific coast to the Sierra Nevada mountains in the east, to Mojave desert areas in the southeast and the Redwood-Douglas fir forests of the northwest.

Half Moon Bay State Beach

Local Motto or Saying:
"Eureka" (Greek for "I have found it") is an exclamation used as an interjection to celebrate a discovery.
State of California - The Golden State

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Aerial view of Pillar Point Harbor. View is to the east. The Pillar Point Harbor at the northern edge of Half Moon Bay offers a protected landing for boats and provides other marine infrastructure.




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