California’s Ice Cold Summer Swell

Maui girl Lani Dougherty at Lower Trestles, which took the brunt of the recent run of south swell. Photo: Steindler

Maui girl Lani Dougherty at Lower Trestles, which took the brunt of the recent run of south swell. Photo: Steindler

Josh Kerr picked one hell of a summer to move to SoCal...it's warmer back at his home on the Gold Coast and it's mid-winter there! Photo: Steindler

Josh Kerr picked one hell of a summer to move to SoCal...it's warmer back at his home on the Gold Coast and it's mid-winter there! Photo: Steindler

Cory Arrambide with a rare Lower Trestles tube...actually more of a head dip but let's be generous. Photo: Steindler

Cory Arrambide with a rare Lower Trestles tube...actually more of a head dip but let's be generous. Photo: Steindler

Matt Myers tucks into a sweet summertime cavern near Santa Cruz. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Matt Myers tucks into a sweet summertime cavern near Santa Cruz. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Facing due south and with a jetty that refracts south swells into a "wedge" The Wedge in Newport Beach is the go to spot for SoCal surfers who have a hankering for giant barrels. Photo: jackenglish.com

Facing due south and with a jetty that refracts south swells into a "wedge" The Wedge in Newport Beach is the go to spot for SoCal surfers who have a hankering for giant barrels. Photo: jackenglish.com

Jamie Parkhurst's evening slash at Lower Trestles. Photo: Steindler

Jamie Parkhurst's evening slash at Lower Trestles. Photo: Steindler

Just when you think Dion Agius has lost his mind by living in New York City he comes to his senses and shows up at Lowers. Photo: Steindler

Just when you think Dion Agius has lost his mind by living in New York City he comes to his senses and shows up at Lowers. Photo: Steindler

If Dane Zaun put his back foot any further back he'd be standing on his leash... Photo: Steindler

If Dane Zaun put his back foot any further back he'd be standing on his leash... Photo: Steindler

One way to stay warm during this oh-so-chilly summer is to simply soar above the water like Matt Rockhold here. Photo: Nelly/SPL

One way to stay warm during this oh-so-chilly summer is to simply soar above the water like Matt Rockhold here. Photo: Nelly/SPL

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