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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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Santa Ana Saturday!

Santa Ana Saturday!

It has been a while since good swell and Santa Ana winds came together in the Fall…it is easy to remember why we love it so much. All photos by Adam Wright

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Could a dangerous Tsunami hit Southern California?

Could a dangerous Tsunami hit Southern California?

The short answer is Yes…all of the West Coast, not just Southern California, has a potentially dangerous Tsunami threat. But the reasons are more complicated than just a moving wall of water.

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Solspot’s Officially Unofficial Surf Forecast for the Vans US Open of Surfing – Weekend Update!

Solspot’s Officially Unofficial Surf Forecast for the Vans US Open of Surfing – Weekend Update!

The latest surf forecast and weather info for the #VansUSOpen finals weekend!

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Solspot Surf Forecast for the US Open

Solspot Surf Forecast for the US Open

The Circus Returns to Huntington Beach! Check the custom forecast to see which days you will want to brave the crowd to watch your favorite surfers in person.

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Surf Photos – Thursday morning at the Wedge

Surf Photos – Thursday morning at the Wedge

New SSW swell is filling in steadily today and will be peaking this afternoon into Friday. Already some of the better SSW facing spots are seeing some decent sized waves and more will be on the way. Here are some shots from the Wedge on Thursday morning 9am – 10am.

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Swell Alert – An intense South Pacific storm is blasting out a Large Southern Hemi swell for this week

Swell Alert – An intense South Pacific storm is blasting out a Large Southern Hemi swell for this week

If you have been reading the long-range forecasts or even remotely paying attention to the swell models you probably already know that a strong storm is currently tearing up the South Pacific storm track…

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Friday will have some small but clean and rideable waves on tap for the well exposed spots.

Friday will have some small but clean and rideable waves on tap for the well exposed spots.

Friday looks a little bigger than Thursday…which isn’t saying much…but there was a little bump at the exposed today and adding some energy that can only be a good thing. The winds and weather will continue to give us a break, keeping things clean enough to ride for much of the day.

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Waves stick around on Sunday as a new shot of WNW-NW swell helps to prop up our thanksgiving leftovers

Waves stick around on Sunday as a new shot of WNW-NW swell helps to prop up our thanksgiving leftovers

It will be another cool foggy morning with a fatty 5’+ high tide trying to bury the dawn patrol…but there is new WNW-NW swell in the water mixing with the WNW-NW/SW leftovers that help keep things rideable (even fun) once the tide levels off through midmorning.

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Our little taste of winter weather moves out while some more WNW-NW energy arrives and it looks like the SPAC is setting up something for us long-range.

Our little taste of winter weather moves out while some more WNW-NW energy arrives and it looks like the SPAC is setting up something for us long-range.

The NPAC already has some WNW-NW swell showing here on Thursday and will continue to push in some shadowed energy into Socal over the next several days with more storms brewing out the back. The SPAC has slipped into slight doze…but long-range charts are showing that there may be some life still kicking around inside of our swell window before too long. Even the tropics are looking a little more active with patch of thunderstorms that may develop into a storm over the next couple of days.

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