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  1. Surfing

    Female Pro Surfers to Make Waves at Mavericks

    They’re riding the peaks. Titans of Mavericks, the legendary invitation-only big-wave surfing competition, is holding a women’s heat for the first time. Six female surfers will compete at the surf mecca south of San Francisco, where the waves are notoriously treacherous, reaching heights of 100 feet between dangerous rock formations, and the chilly waters are often infested with sharks. The competition, with a cash prize of $30,000, could happen any time between now and March 31: It will be called as soon as the conditions are right.

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