Top 10 Stories Of 2010

9. Wacky Weather In 2010

Chris Gallager and CJ Hobgood bundled up at Lowers in September. Photo: jackenglish.com

Chris Gallager and CJ Hobgood bundled up at Lowers in September. Photo: jackenglish.com

As surfers, we are innately in tune with the weather, and in 2010 everything was out of whack. With all the talk of “Global Warming,” California had the coldest summer since the 1920s and the water temps never got close to the magical 70-degree mark. Surfers in California were left scratching their heads while wearing 4/3s at Lowers in August while those in the northeast were sweltering through triple-digit heat spells. In California, “May Gray” and “June Gloom” were joined by the newly named “August Fogust.” It was truly a bummer summer for West Coast sun worshippers.

A La Niña was predicted for Fall and we were assured it was going to be warm and dry. It turned out to be quite the opposite and California had one of the wettest Fall seasons in 21 years.

SoCal wasn’t the only place to experience wacky weather either. Just a few weeks ago, San Diego basked in 82-degree temps while the North Shore of Oahu topped out at 66.

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