Rare October Hurricane Swell Slams OC

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Just when you thought the Eastern Pacific Tropical Storm season was about to take an early winter's nap, Hurricane Simon wakes you the heck up! Yep, the surf went off around So Cal this week thanks to the Category 4 Hurricane that sent six- to 10-foot surf to south facing beaches. Once again, the Point in Newport Beach was the star of the show, and everybody and their girlfriend showed up to give it a go. From locals to out of town pros, to average Joes, Simon pumped in and put on a show, making the past 60 days or so around here the best run of surf we've ever seen. Other spots around Orange County went off, too. From a few of the Jetties in Newport, to the HB Pier and of course the gem of the OC, Lowers. We even heard Cottons had a little magical run as well. And it's not over. There's yet another disturbance coming off Mainland Mexico and while it's too early to tell if it's going to turn into a Hurricane, it looks promising. After all, any tropical energy headed our way this time of year is a gift and should be surfed until your arms fall off, you lose your job, break your board or any combination of the above. Above all that is the water temp and the fishing reports. Right now, nearing the middle of October, the water in Orange County is ranging from 70-74 degrees, and the fishing has been just as epic! 75 degree water ten miles off the coast with reports of Yellowfin and Marlin! Sure the scientists are downgrading El Nino, but for surfers, we're convinced it's already arrived. Now bring on the combo swells!!

(Photo of Bobby Okvist at Newport Point, October 6, 2014 by Bob Okvist, Sr.)


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Just when you thought the Eastern Pacific Tropical Storm season was about to take an early winter's nap, Hurricane Simon wakes you the heck up! Yep, the surf went off around So Cal this week thanks to the Category 4 Hurricane that sent six- to 10-foot surf to south facing beaches. Once again, the Point in Newport Beach was the star of the show, and everybody and their girlfriend showed up to give it a go. From locals to out of town pros, to average Joes, Simon pumped in and put on a show, making the past 60 days or so around here the best run of surf we've ever seen. Other spots around Orange County went off, too. From a few of the Jetties in Newport, to the HB Pier and of course the gem of the OC, Lowers. We even heard Cottons had a little magical run as well. And it's not over. There's yet another disturbance coming off Mainland Mexico and while it's too early to tell if it's going to turn into a Hurricane, it looks promising. After all, any tropical energy headed our way this time of year is a gift and should be surfed until your arms fall off, you lose your job, break your board or any combination of the above. Above all that is the water temp and the fishing reports. Right now, nearing the middle of October, the water in Orange County is ranging from 70-74 degrees, and the fishing has been just as epic! 75 degree water ten miles off the coast with reports of Yellowfin and Marlin! Sure the scientists are downgrading El Nino, but for surfers, we're convinced it's already arrived. Now bring on the combo swells!!

(Photo of Bobby Okvist at Newport Point, October 6, 2014 by Bob Okvist, Sr.)

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