Winter Wallop: Part 1

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Rusty Long kicks off his big-wave season with a bomb at Mavericks. Great to see Rusty all healed up from his severe burns he sustained last summer in Puerto Escondido. Word has it he had a two-wave hold down this day yet popped up like it was no big deal. Photo: Nelly/SPL

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Mavericks awakens and Californian’s rejoice up and down the coast as the first legit swell of 2012 hits. Stay tuned for part two, the offshore buoys are showing an even bigger and badder swell behind this one (see below)!

West Coast Swell

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