20something foot waves in some parts, mere 15-foot swells elsewhere.
Joe Bailey, a Seal Beach lifeguard captain, said most inexperienced surfers were staying out of the water.
“When it gets this big, most people know their limitations,” he said. “You can feel the power of the waves just standing on the beach.”
But that power didn’t discourage Dorin Buchanan, a 16-year-old boogie boarder from Seal Beach. “Sunday was death, just a wall of white water ripping hard toward the pier,” he said. “Today was a lot more manageable. It was really fun out there.” – LA Times