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PHOTOS: Monster Swell Attacks California Coast During Weekend

South Pacific storm brings schmorgesborg of waves.

If you are a surfer, you probably knew about this swell almost two weeks ago, no doubt with bated breath. Although I do not follow the surf forecast on an hourly basis, I had the general idea there would be swell at the end of this past week. However, I did not realize the size and length of this massive swell until the media posted the latest World Tour surf competition from Teahupoo, Tahiti, paired with my Trestles surf session last Wednesday.

As the daily high tide approached, it seemed to bring larger surf that washed out beaches, roads and reeked a bit of havoc among sleepy surf towns across the coast. 

This storm made it's way up the Pacific amassing to a generous amount of swell with not only great size and consistency, but also long periods between waves, not to mention enough energy to keep these conditions around for several days. These are the swell stats surfers cook up in their dreams, amid the flat spell and annoying heat.

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