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Big waves arrive on the West Coast

December 31st, 2005 · No Comments

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“The day announced itself with a 20-foot wave that scrambled the Swami’s surfing lineup like some sort of cosmic blender.

It was roughly 8:30 a.m., and the massive wave broke too far offshore for any surfer to ride it – or, for that matter, avoid it. The force of the crashing water sent bodies flying, snapped a dozen surfboard leashes and broke several boards in half. Countless surfers were sent tumbling in the swirling foam, and many decided it might be wise to paddle back to shore.”

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Big waves arrive on the West Coast

Tags: surf + skate + snow