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Tropical Swell Alert – Hurricane Dolores breaks into the Socal Swell Window

Tropical Swell Alert – Hurricane Dolores breaks into the Socal Swell Window

Hurricane Dolores, a decent sized CAT-2 storm (recently downgraded from CAT-3), has just moved out of the swell-shadow cast by Central Baja and is in the process of swinging her swell-producing winds into the S-SE swell window of Southern California.

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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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Legendary Surfer Shaun Tomson & Other Surf Celebrities Join 100 Wave Challenge for Boys to Men Surf-a-Thon

Legendary Surfer Shaun Tomson & Other Surf Celebrities Join 100 Wave Challenge for Boys to Men Surf-a-Thon

Legendary surfer and motivational speaker Shaun Tomson has teamed with San Diego-based nonprofit Boys to Men Mentoring Network for this year’s 100 Wave Challenge fundraiser September 20 in Mission Beach.

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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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Varial Surfboard Foam

Varial Surfboard Foam

The next evolution in surf foam.

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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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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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Tropical Alert – Hurricane Hernan pulls together in Socal’s SE swell window

Tropical Alert – Hurricane Hernan pulls together in Socal’s SE swell window

Good news on the tropical swell front…TD-8E, who strengthen into Tropical Storm Hernan Saturday afternoon, has continued to intensify and is now a CAT-1 Hurricane…a hurricane that has just slipped over into Socal’s extreme SE swell window.

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Tropical Alert – TD-8E forms south of the tip of Baja

Tropical Alert – TD-8E forms south of the tip of Baja

There has been a lot of increasing tropical activity over the last few days, but nothing that was organized enough to reach ‘named storm’ status. Finally on Friday we saw the tropics gain a little traction.

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Wedge Explodes for 4th of July Weekend

Wedge Explodes for 4th of July Weekend

Crowds come out in droves when a big swell coincides with a holiday weekend. While a number of the world’s-best hopped flights to J-Bay and Puerto Escondido, there were crowds aplenty to fill our local lineups. If you knew where to look this 4th of July weekend, southern California offered as many drops and beatings as a Puerto session right here at home.

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