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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Thereeee baaaack! The annual Blackies Halloween surf/costume contest returns…and with warm water and fun waves the gang upped the costumes a notch this year!

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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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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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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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Mentawai Islands Drone Reconnaissance

Mentawai Islands Drone Reconnaissance

Mentawai Islands Boat Trip + Drone = awesome

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