Everyone has seen the national news headlines and stories about our HUGE swell in Southern California from Hurricane Marie. Unfortunately, those major news networks don’t show anything good as none of their staff have a clue about surfing. Wednesday was truly an epic day for SoCal and the pics and videos coming in from sessions around Orange County, Malibu, and elsewhere are amazing. Check out some of the best pics from the swell!
Newps was as big and clean as it gets in Southern California. With clear blue water, boardshorts, and a zillion pros in the water it certainly looked a lot like Pipeline!
Malibu at Double-Overhead Plus!
Malibu’s southeast facing beaches soaked up every bit of Marie’s steep SSE swell. From the iconic point up to Zuma, guys were scoring waves of a lifetime.
Overhead in Santa Barbara!
SB is typically blocked from south swells because of the Channel Islands. However, Marie’s 165 degree angle allowed surf to make it’s way up the coast to the delight of local Santa Barbarians. It was of course much smaller than Newport, but for SB surfers it was an all time day nonetheless.
Nothing beats local Realtor Gabe Venturelli’s endless drainer. Check out the video by Tom Modugno!
Hurricane Marie Swell in California was last modified: August 28th, 2014 by sltwtr