Update: The wind knocked things down this past week but an even bigger swell appears to be on the way (good for pictures) but rain is predicted too (bad for camera equipment and comfort).
A large swell is approaching the California coastline and is expected to arrive on Wednesday, January 13 setting up some possible great photo opportunities. Mavericks could be big if the wind dies down. You might want to rent a big lens using the link below (wink, wink, say no more). The surf should be bigger then normal everywhere so please be safe!
Check out this web page for links to wave activity in the Pacific and a web cam for Mavericks.
Update: Strong southerly winds are making things pretty sloppy this morning. I see a boat or a jet ski at Mavericks but no riders. Wind is forcast to calm somewhat and change more westerly this afternoon.