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