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Our favorite surf photos

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The shadow of a surfer falls across another’s long board as they watch the waves near the Huntington Beach Pier before heading out. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Stretch
Lines in the Sand: Stretching on the shore, a surfer punctuates the patterns of his surfboard and the shadows of the Huntington Beach Pier. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Flip
A body boarder launches off a big wave on the south side of the Seal Beach Pier. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Waves
A surfer takes to the skies while riding a wave in Ventura County. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Aerial
Tim Curran performs an aerial at Lower Trestles. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Silhouette
Surfer James Taylor is caught in silhouette by the late afternoon sun as he cuts up off a wave near the Huntington Beach Pier.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Wind
A surfer rides the swells as the spray lifts off a breaking wave near the Huntington Beach Pier. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Big wave
While watching a surfer in mid-wipe-out, a body-boarder rides a giant 30-foot wave at the famed Wedge in Newport Beach. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Tube
A surfer ducks into a small tube while another goes left at sunset on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Bounce
Storms may be bad for beaches, but Jeremy Kipp of Santa Barbara enjoys the wild rides after a weather system churns up surf.  (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Surf
A body-boarder is separated from his board while attempting to ride the surf at the Wedge in Newport Beach. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / Los Angeles Times)
Over the top
A surfer in Newport Beach bails out of a large wave generated by former Hurricane Linda, which brought swells as tall as 15 feet. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Duo
A surfer dives off his board over another while riding a tube on a big south swell at the Newport Point at 18th Street in Newport Beach. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Broken
Surfer Jake Pryharski,15, holds his board in the parking lot of the Seal Beach Pier after waves got the better of him. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Tired
A exhausted surfer at the Wedge in Newport Beach. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Waves
Santa Ana winds blow spray off the top of a peeling wave as a surfer is silhouetted at dusk at the Huntington Beach Pier. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Pier
A surfer takes off on a wave during strong offshore winds at the Huntington Beach Pier as the sunset lights up the spray. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Jetty
A young surfer leaps from the Oceanside Harbor jetty for a sunset try at some big waves. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
Sunset
A surfer catches one final wave before the sun sinks over the horizon off Redondo Beach.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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