A pretty name, an ever prettier presence. That’s our babe Hurricane Marie. She’s been churning up the waters off of Mexico and hurling swell at the California coast — you don’t get the reputation for being the strongest Pacific hurricane since 2010 for nothing. She’s got sunshine in her eye and strength in her nature; we saw a bit of both in Newport Beach today. SURFING Photo Editor Peter Taras and Senior Photographer Corey Wilson spent the day seizing the moment in Newport and here’s the fruit of their lenses labor. Expect more coverage from Marie in the coming days.
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California homeowner Jordy Smith made the long drive up from San Clemente. We hope he drives the speed limit. Photo: Taras
You can’t really see Bobby Okvist in this photo, but he probably likes it better that way. Photo: Taras
Bobby is a Wedge aficionado. The fact that he wasn’t surfing there is a testament to the fact that Newport’s heaving starlet wasn’t in a good mood today — so poor ol’ Bobby just had to settle for this. Photo: Taras
Rob Machado drifted up from San Diego. It was a south swell current kind of thing. Photo: Corey Wilson
Ross Williams’ tube monster took the redeye in from Tahiti last night. Here, Spencer Pirdy deals with it. Photo: Corey Wilson
Timmy Reyes might re-qualify for tour. Second time may or may not be a charm, this wave definitely is. Photo: Corey Wilson