Winter 2010: Opening Day In California

There are always going to be some butterflies on the first big swell of the season... especially when you rock up to Isla Todos Santos... Photo: Dorsey

There are always going to be some butterflies on the first big swell of the season... especially when you rock up to Isla Todos Santos. Photo: Dorsey

Brian Conley on a Todos Santos bomber. Photo: Dorsey

Brian Conley on a Todos Santos bomber. Photo: Dorsey

Nathaniel Curran taps into a rarely breaking, secret wedge inside of a certain California harbor... Photo: Checkwood

Nathaniel Curran taps into a rarely breaking, secret wedge inside of a certain California harbor. Photo: Checkwood

With the steeply angled swell, Blacks was good, not great. Photo: James Tull

With the steeply angled swell, Blacks was good, not great. Photo: James Tull

Johnny Craft at Salt Creek in the OC. Photo: Hennings

Johnny Craft at Salt Creek in the OC. Photo: Hennings

While SoCal was shadowed from the swell a bit, Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz got the full brunt of it. Photo: Nelly/SPL

While SoCal was shadowed from the swell a bit, Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz got the full brunt of it. Photo: Nelly/Engy/SPL

Like most surfers, Tim Curran chose to stay close to home. Photo: Checkwood

Like most surfers, Tim Curran chose to stay close to home. Photo: Checkwood

Mavericks from above. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Mavericks from above. Photo: Nelly/Engy/SPL

LA County doing its best impersonation of a Oaxacan pointbreak. Photo: Checkwood

LA County doing its best impersonation of a Oaxacan pointbreak. Photo: Checkwood

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