Monday Photos: California Hurricane Swell

posted by / Monday Photos / August 25, 2014

So why’d you hit snooze? Photo: Taras

So why’d you hit snooze? Photo: Taras

James Duncan O’Brien, right at home and not at Pipeline. Photo: Ryan Moss

James Duncan O’Brien, right at home and not at Pipeline. Photo: Ryan Moss

Wedge, wedging. Photo: Taras

Wedge, wedging. Photo: Taras

Cameron Faris reflects on his affair with Karina. Photo: Luke Forgay

Cameron Faris reflects on his affair with Karina. Photo: Luke Forgay

Fella must be camera shy. Photo: Taras

Ethan Carlston must be camera shy. Photo: Taras

Jordy Lawler, lawless. Photo: Taras

Jordy Lawler, lawless. Photo: Taras

Cheyne Magnusson has legs. We promise. Photo: Lucarelli

Cheyne Magnusson has legs. We promise. Photo: Lucarelli

Told you so. Photo: Lucarelli

Told you so. Photo: Lucarelli

Broken glass in Oceanside. Photo: Jimmicane

Broken glass in Oceanside. Photo: Jimmicane

Conner and Nick Marshall, cute enough to eat. Photo: Jimmicane

Conner and Nick Marshall, cute enough to eat. Photo: Jimmicane

Jason Bennett is the man who shapes Chemistry Surfboards. He’s also barreled. Photo: Jimmicane

Jason Bennett is the man who shapes Chemistry Surfboards. He’s also barreled. Photo: Jimmicane

Dylan Graves lays rail and the lady in the fanny pack is not even close to impressed. Photo: Jimmicane

Dylan Graves lays rail and the lady in the fanny pack is not even close to impressed. Photo: Jimmicane

Tangled up in grey? Photo: Taras

Tangled up in grey? Photo: Taras

Ricky Whitlock, take 1. Photo: Taras

Ricky Whitlock, take 1. Photo: Taras

Ricky Whitlock, take 5. Photo: Taras

Ricky Whitlock, take 5. Photo: Taras

Jamie O’Brien, why are you wearing a full suit?

Jamie O’Brien, why are you wearing a full suit? Photo: Neil Holiday

Dusty Payne. Photo: Cat Gregory

Dusty Payne. Photo: Cat Gregory

Jordy Smith lost to Brett Simpson in Tahiti a few days ago. That grom on the inside lost an NSSA heat last weekend. Oh, the pain. Photo: Cat Gregory

Jordy Smith lost to Brett Simpson in Tahiti a few days ago. That grom on the inside lost an NSSA heat last weekend. Oh, the pain. Photo: Cat Gregory

Oceanside loves you. Photo: Tars

Oceanside loves you. Photo: Tars

Travis Brown. Photo: Jimmicane

Travis Brown. Photo: Jimmicane

It’s only rock n roll but Oliver Kurtz likes it. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

It’s only rock n roll but Oliver Kurtz likes it. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Prime realty. Dillon Perillo. Photo: Liotta

Prime realty. Dillon Perillo. Photo: Liotta

Prime ribs. Dillon Perillo. Photo: Liotta

Prime ribs. Dillon Perillo. Photo: Liotta

Moody, sure — but in a very good mood. Photo: Taras

Moody, sure — but in a very good mood. Photo: Taras

This is what Taylor Knox’s face looks like while he’s getting barreled. Photo: Jimmicane

This is what Taylor Knox’s face looks like while he’s getting barreled. Photo: Jimmicane

Lonely peak, lonely palm. Photo: Taras

Lonely peak, lonely palm. Photo: Taras

Ain’t it pretty? Photo: Lucarelli

Ain’t it pretty? Photo: Lucarelli

Don’t need colors to be vibrant. Photo: Kipp

Don’t need colors to be vibrant. Spencer Pirdy. Photo: Kipp

A game of angles at Wedge. Photo: Corey Wilson

A game of angles at Wedge. Photo: Corey Wilson

Gifts of dawn. Tyler Thornsley. Photo: Benjamin Ginsberg

Gifts of dawn. Tyler Thornsley. Photo: Benjamin Ginsberg

Stand tall, would you? Photo: Neil Holliday

Stand tall, would you? Photo: Neil Holliday

A regularfooter’s uncomfortable dream. Photo: Seth de Roulet

A regularfooter’s uncomfortable dream. Photo: Seth de Roulet

Distance only makes the heart grow fonder. That’s what lovers tell one another when they’re caught in the throes of a long-distance relationship, and that’s what hurricane swells whisper to us when they arrive at our shores. Hurricane Karina, that darling, was thousands of miles away from California and we were smitten. She penned a love letter of long period swell — sealing it with a kiss — and mailed it stateside. And just like that, fondness was experienced by all. See photos for proof.

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  • Jon Rivera

    man i got up every morning before the sun came up even though i got wasted the night before just to enjoy these sick barrels. was so worth it. caught some of the best waves i’ve ever ridden in my life the past 3 days!

  • Jack

    SURFING Mag – Photo 31 is Spencer Pirdy…

  • Womp10

    Karina certainly had some impact…but Lowell was the main swell producer.