While the approaching Supermoon—the first since 1948—loomed large on the horizon, last week's run of swell left some California surfers reeling as some enjoyed the biggest, best conditions all fall, while others were feeling a little, well, like lunatics. “This last swell was a lot of smoke and mirrors,” says Southern California-based photographer Myles McGuinness. “Some places were all time, while others, not so much. Don't get me wrong, there were certainly some nuggets to be found: there was plenty of swell and some perfect conditions, but it took some luck, and timing was everything. Picking the right wave, the right tide, and location was key. One thing was for sure, though: people were dusting off the step-up boards for the first swell of the season.” Photo: McGuinness.
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