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January Heat

January Heat

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It all started on Friday, January 11th.
You could tell it was going to be a good weekend. The swell was growing and the heat was pleasing.
Sands, two guys out.

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By Saturday morning, it was on.
As usual nowadays, the swell was expected and advertised heavily.
No surf spot was left untouched.

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But the surf was there.
Some long lulls, but healthy sets,and that kept everybody interested.
West Goleta, January 12th, 2008

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Murf O’Dean, above, in the slot.

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David Beerman, finger draggin on the wall.

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Photos from a cheesy water camera.

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Check out the glass.

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The beach was getting mighty crowded at high tide.

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Jim Daniels enjoyed a good long ride, until someone decided his turn was over.

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Time to move on.

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Saturday afternoon, the finals of a High School competition
was winding down at Campus Point.

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The swell was still showing, but not as powerful as earlier in the day.

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This guy wasn’t in the contest, but he still won.

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This was taken from the tip of Campus Point. Clear day, big frickin’ ship.
USS Ronald Reagan.