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Swell Surf for Liz

For those of you surfers who’ve had enough of the crowds in the line-ups at Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, County Line, Malibu, Huntington Beach, Newport, Trestles – heck, just about anywhere in California – there is an alternative. It’s the South Pacific. There are waves down there, and if you go to the right places, there’s hardly anybody there to ride them. Indeed, you can often end up being the ‘lonely surfer’.

Not only are the waves good and uncrowded, the water is warm.

Liz Clark, Swell
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The accompanying two shots are courtesy of Liz Clark of Santa Barbara, who is nearly two years into a surfing-sailing safari aboard her Cal 40 Swell. As much as Liz would like to tell you where this spot is, you know the rules. Let’s just say it’s somewhere in the Marquesas-Tuamotus, and that it’s not the only spot around.

You paddle in from your boat and start catching steaming warm water tubes – it’s every surfer-sailor’s dream.

Liz Clark, Swell
©2007 Latitude 38 Media, LLC

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