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Patagonia Goes Neoprene Free in 2016!

Patagonia Goes Neoprene Free in 2016!

The eco-friendly company removes Neoprene from EVERY WETSUIT they sell…

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Clear ear: preventing prolonged breaks from surfing

Clear ear: preventing prolonged breaks from surfing

With spring upon us, its time to start thinking about upwelling events and cooler waters as those NW winds start to blow down the California coast. We’re also likely to see a few more rain events before the North Pacific Jet stream heads back north for its summer slumber.  The colder temperatures and dirty water can [...]

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Tropical Alert – Hurricane Andres set to send swell to Socal

Tropical Alert – Hurricane Andres set to send swell to Socal

Yep…our first hurricane of the 2015 season will be a swell-maker. Hurricane Andres is currently cruising about 700 miles SW of the tip of Baja, which puts him pretty square in the Socal swell window. Andres is a relatively decent looking storm…he began to develop during the last part of the work week, slowly strengthening [...]

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The Hurley Pro September 9 – 20, 2014

The Hurley Pro September 9 – 20, 2014

Lowers Is About To Get Empty

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Tropical Alert – Hurricane Norbert starting to inch into Socal’s swell window

Tropical Alert – Hurricane Norbert starting to inch into Socal’s swell window

Late Friday night Norbert actually started to intensify, reaching a respectable CAT-3 strength…unfortunately he still wasn’t far enough west to move the swell making side of the storm into our swell window. The bad news is that his brief strengthening didn’t last that long, and he is already starting to back down a bit here on Saturday morning.

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Big Wednesday (Aug 27, 2014)…Just a taste

Big Wednesday (Aug 27, 2014)…Just a taste

Lots of Photographers will be editing photos for days after this last massive shot of tropical swell, courtesy of Hurricane Marie…and I am sure that we will have some incredible photo galleries going up shortly, but in the meantime here is just a taste of what we saw yesterday…

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Swell Alert – Hurricane Marie kicks out big SE-S swell

Swell Alert – Hurricane Marie kicks out big SE-S swell

Big surf on tap for the next couple of days as the energy from Hurricane Marie moves into the region.

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Hurricane Alert – Hurricane Marie gets ready to blast out some serious swell

Hurricane Alert – Hurricane Marie gets ready to blast out some serious swell

I know most of you have been watching the swell models and the forecasts for Hurricane Marie…it is hard not to notice that the graphs and the charts are going ballistic as we head toward the middle of next week. Honestly her 5-day forecast run is pretty freaking spectacular…

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Hurricane Alert – Lowell spends the day beefing up

Hurricane Alert – Lowell spends the day beefing up

Lowell decided he wasn’t quite satisfied being just a ‘tropical storm’ so late last night he cranked up his intensity and became a good-sized CAT-1 Hurricane.

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TROPICAL ALERT – TS Lowell grinds his way toward Southern California

TROPICAL ALERT – TS Lowell grinds his way toward Southern California

Tropical Depression 12e strengthened overnight and is now a very large Tropical Storm Lowell. Lowell is well-positioned, tracking the right way, and will be sending the exposed areas of Southern California a good chunk of tropical swell later this week (and over the upcoming weekend).

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