Mavericks Invitational Surf Contest 2014

With the best of conditions under sunny skies, the Mavericks Invitational, the so-called Super Bowl of surfing, was won by South African Grant "Twiggy" Baker.

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HALF MOON BAY, CA - JANUARY 24: Tyler Fox rides a wave during the second heat of round one of Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California.
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HALF MOON BAY, CA - JANUARY 24: Tyler Fox rides a wave during the second heat of round one of Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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HALF MOON BAY, CA - JANUARY 24: Tyler Fox rides a wave during the second heat of round one of Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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HALF MOON BAY, CA - JANUARY 24: Carlos Burle crashes on a wave during the third heat of round one of Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Tyler Fox flies out of a wave during the second heat of the first round of the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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A man paddleboards, left, past a group of surfers waiting to catch a wave in the first heat of the first round of the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Half Moon Bay, Calif.
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HALF MOON BAY, CA - JANUARY 24: Grant Washburn rides a wave during the second heat of round one of Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California.
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HALF MOON BAY, CA - JANUARY 24: Colin Dwyer rides a wave during the second heat of round one of Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California.
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Shane Dorian, left, and Ben Wilkinson, right, catch a wave during the third heat of the first round of the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Half Moon Bay, Calif.
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Spectators watch a broadcast of the semifinals of the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest on a big scene at a festival area Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Half Moon Bay, Calif.
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Spectators pose by the leaderboard of the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest at a festival grounds where fans could watch the event Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Spectators watch the semifinals of the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest on a big scene at a festival area Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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HALF MOON BAY, CA - JANUARY 24: Colin Dwyer rides a wave during the second heat of round one of Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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HALF MOON BAY, CA - JANUARY 24: Peter Mel rides a wave during the second heat of round one of Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Ben Wilkinson goes tumbling into a wave during the third heat of the first round of the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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HALF MOON BAY, CA - JANUARY 24: Nic Lamb rides a wave during the third heat of round one of Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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HALF MOON BAY, CA - JANUARY 24: Peter Mel rides a wave during the second heat of round one of Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Grant "Twiggy" Baker pumps his fist before accepting the Mavericks Invitational trophy.
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Grant "Twiggy" Baker hoists the Mavericks Invitational trophy after winning this year's edition of the prestigious surf contest.
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Grant "Twiggy" Baker hoists the Mavericks Invitational trophy after winning this year's edition of the prestigious surf contest.
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