California, After The Storm

Multiple inches of rain, tornado warnings, hail, and 10ft+ buoy readings pounded Southern California last week. By the time Saturday rolled around the sun had broken through and the winds had gone offshore—creating another great weekend of surf up and down the Southern California coast. Seems like there’s been swell every single week for a few months now—thank you El Niño winter. Enjoy the images and head to page two for the rest of the photos.

San Diego gets a battering. Photo: Checkwood

San Diego gets a battering. Photo: Checkwood

"Shur looks purrrty." Photo: English
“Shur looks purrrty.” Photo: English
Damien Fahrenfort pulls under a heavy curtain in Newps. Photo: Dorsey

Damien Fahrenfort pulls under a heavy curtain in Newps. Photo: Dorsey

At least there's sand below. Jordy Smith. Photo: Dorsey

At least there's sand below. Jordy Smith. Photo: Dorsey

South African Damien Fahrenfort is a large man who can do large airs. Photo: Dorsey

South African Damien Fahrenfort is a large man who can do large airs. Photo: Dorsey

In other words, go to George's At The Cove and watch the pretty waves with an adult beverage in hand. Photo: English

In other words, go to George's At The Cove and watch the pretty waves with an adult beverage in hand. Photo: English

Hence one guy out at The Cove. Photo: English

Hence one guy out at The Cove. Photo: English

This is the kind of style we want to see in Orange County. Unknown ripper. Photo: Dorsey

This is the kind of style we want to see in Orange County. Unknown ripper. Photo: Dorsey

Jordy Smith. Photo: Dorsey

Jordy Smith. Photo: Dorsey

Newport Beach perfection. Photo: Dorsey

Newport Beach perfection. Photo: Dorsey

Head high. Photo: English

Head high. Photo: English

Shaun Ward prepping for another year on the WQS. Go Wardo! Photo: Dorsey

Shaun Ward prepping for another year on the WQS. Go Wardo! Photo: Dorsey

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