For those of you fretting about the weekend VDay plans (we've got you covered here, here, here and here), stop immediately. There are more important things to worry about. Like world class sporting events. Yeah, the Olympics are cool and all, but Mavericks was just announced for Saturday. So be a Californian and watch 24 of the world's finest big-wave surfers tear it up for the largest purse in history - $150,000.
You can head down to Half Moon Bay, sure, but it's gonna be mighty crowded. In an effort to limit the impact on Half Moon Bay and coastal eco-systems, the Mavericks peeps are encouraging SF-ers to watch it at live viewing party at AT&T Park. Surfers in HD on the jumbo-tron? Yes, please.
Get your tickets online at www.maverickssurf.com ($20 in advance, $25 at the park).
(Or, you can be a hermit and stream it on your computer).