Wednesday, August 27, 2014

THE RAGING SURF AT ZUMA this afternoon... by OL Steve Hotchkiss

Check out the surf this afternoon at Zuma!  Just in from veteran Zuma OL, Steve Hotchkiss.

    From:     Steve Hotchkiss
    Subject:     Zuma T-1  8/27/14  PM  2 surfers out.
    Date:     August 27, 2014 4:22:53 PM PDT
    To:     Will Maguire

Hi Will, 

Thought I would share a few more shots from this afternoon

Steve Hotchkiss

Zuma Captain Standing by...

Out to back up PDC-5 and 4...

*** Thanks Steve!  Epic shots! ***

(All photos by & Copyright Steve Hotchkiss 2014. Used here with permission.)

Until next time.....

"County Recurrent" News

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"ZUMA: Big Wednesday 2014", by Adam Sandler

Dateline: Wed., August 27, 2014, aka, "Big Wednesday"

"ZUMA: Big Wednesday 2014", by Adam Sandler

"Typical Zuma Set Wave", Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Took some pics this morning during high tide at Zuma while on a run.

LA County Fire bulldozers at the ready in case more berm building is needed -- like the one protecting the Zuma HQ (second pic). The Sheriff Dept. Command Post (third pic) is open for business and ready to manage the crowds who disobey the "No Swimming" sign. The Dozer operators (fourth pic) watch the waves break just north of the HQ. I think I heard one of them ask "I've heard that you can turn a lifeguard into a fireman, but you can't turn a fireman into a lifeguard?" 

Temporary Tower 7 and Tower 6 respectively at Zuma.

A lone surfer waits for a rideable wave off Zuma Tower 8.

Typical set of waves today at Zuma.....   (editor's note:  Woo Hoo!...)

Meanwhile...  Crowds watch the action off Westward Road at Zuma. A surfer gets covered up on one of the waves from a bigger set. 

*** Many Thanks to Adam Sandler for keeping us all in the loop about Big Wednesday 2014 at Zuma!  ***

(All photos by & Copyright Adam Sandler 2014.  Used here with permission).


Until next time.....

"County Recurrent" News

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Big Wednesday 2014: Hurricane Marie

Dateline: Wed., August 27, 2014.

Hurricane Marie is wreaking havoc with huge waves up and down Southern California's south facing beaches. The Wedge is absolutely Ginormous!  Seal Beach is flooded and lifeguard towers threatened.  Peninsula Beach at the southern tip of Long Beach has large berms of sand protecting the homes along this thin stretch of beach.

Meanwhile Malibu Point is Enormous!  Not missing out on the swell, Will Rogers State Beach is seeing larger surf than usual.  This morning around 10:45 a.m. we stopped by Sunset Point, followed by Will Rogers Lifeguard HQ, and then we strafed Santa Monica Lifeguard HQ where the swell was not yet showing the same size as at Will Rogers.  Here are the photos plus one video which we hope you enjoy...

Sunset Point...

Will Rogers Tower #7...

Will Rogers Tower #12...

Will Rogers Lifeguard Headquarters...

 *** Video Alert ! ***

Will Rogers Meets Hurricane Marie: The Video 

Santa Monica Lifeguard HQ and SMS Towers # 16 and 17 in the distance...


Be careful out there.....

(All photos & video by & Copyright Will Maguire 2014.)

Until next time.....

"County Recurrent" News

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