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Fun Size Surf On Weekend; Favorable AM Winds

LOLA wave height chart for the waters of California this weekend.

Fun size/easing WNW swell through weekend
Fun size/peaking SSW swell also running
Favorable AM winds for many, offshore for some

Here's some wipeouts from the Haunted Heats Surf Contests , shot by Six12 Media.

New sets of wipeout photos every Wednesday (more or less). Click: Wednesday Wipeouts to check out the previous wipeout photo sets.

Small Now; Larger Surf/Swells Late Week

LOLA wave height chart in the eastern North Pacific.

SoCal is small mid-week; NorCal is modest/fun size; dicey winds

SoCal gets a smaller dose but has fun size with some SSW swell running

Flat this morning pretty much everywhere. Here's a few photos from Ocean Park, shot by Six12 Media

There are a couple more photos from this day, all full size and in high-resolution, in the Ocean Park - Saturday 11-4-2017 Gallery.

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Click Surf Spot Galleries for a list of past days.

First Point was set to host some of the region’s best longboarding talents for a chance at qualifying toward the 2018 Longboard Championship Tour (LCT), but The Miss and Mr. Malibu Pro will now wait for a new event window after being postponed until further notice.

The Miss and Mr. Malibu Pro Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) 1,000 contest at First Point, Malibu, Calfornia to be held November 3 through 5 will be postponed upon request from event promoters and thorough consultation with the Surfer’s Representatives and WSL Commissioner’s Office. There are no new event dates and details at this time, but event organizers are working together toward the best competition possible for the only North America WSL longboard qualifying event.

The reasons for the postponement are an extremely marginal forecast for minimal swell, extreme full moon tides, along with bad wind and rain at the end of the weekend. While there may be rideable waves at First Point, Malibu, we do not expect that they will be adequately contestable, thus being unfair to all competitors to continue with the event. North America Tour Manager Brian Robbins kept close tabs on the forecast to move forward with site construction or hopes of a backup site, but neither came to fruition.

“We’re all really disappointed to have to postpone this weekend’s competition after all the work that’s gone into building it with our Malibu event team,” Robbins said. “This is an important event for our regional longboard competitors, with World Championship qualification on the line, and to have the opportunity to surf at First Point was something we really looked forward to. We will be looking at new options to run this event and we can’t thank Good Entertainment enough for their support and making this event a reality for the longboard community.”

The decision was made early in the week with the hopes of minimalizing any wasted effort from the surfers to prepare and travel to the event site on Friday, only to learn the conditions for the event window are not contestable. WSL North America is confident that this is the right thing to do for everyone involved; namely competitors, sponsors and fans. Showcasing talent and providing fair competition is paramount to the WSL.

2015 WSL Longboard Champion Rachael Tilly (USA) is one of two Surfer’s Representatives that meet with the Commissioner’s Office on matters toward the Longboard Tour. Tilly and the rest of the competitive field were ecstatic heading into this event after a drought of events within the region, but remain hopeful for future opportunities.

“Overall, I think it was a good decision since the North American Championships should be held in the best conditions possible because it’s a prestigious title everyone is competing for,” Tilly said. “There’s nothing worse than losing out because the waves didn’t offer the opportunity to showcase your potential. I was really looking forward to this event and, while it is disappointing to see the swell not provide, I am thankful the WSL coordinators are holding out for a better swell and better event rather than making us run in poor conditions. There was a lot of excitement around it and both the men and women’s divisions were filled up to the max which is so encouraging. I have full confidence this event will run once the conditions provide. All the components to a great event are available and now it’s time to wait upon the swell. Once all the factors do come together, I’ll be looking forward to competing against the girls and giving my all.”

Sean Kehoe, along with his wife Monique and their team at Good Entertainment, still have high expectations for The Miss and Mr. Malibu Pro to run on all cylinders once the ocean cooperates and are set to get things underway at a moment’s notice. They know what this event means to the longboard community and the WSL competitors striving to find their way among the ranks.

“After much consideration together with the WSL we have made a joint decision to postpone the event due to a poor surf forecast showing uncontestable waves,” Kehoe said. “We will continue to work with the WSL North America office to announce the rescheduled date. I’m sure it’s understood how difficult of a decision this has been after watching wave after wave for the last three weeks at Malibu. It’s a bummer knowing how excited we all are for this to be a reality. For now, we all have something to continue to look forward to at the world famous break in Malibu and the good news is we are in search of the best possible swell in North America.”

Further updates for The Miss and Mr. Malibu Pro will be released when a new event window is determined
Steep NW Swell; Small SSW Swell

LOLA wave height chart for the Eastern North Pacific.

Mainly steep angled NW swell for California the next few days
Surf is largest for North/Central CA; smaller surf for Socal
Small/secondary SSW swell mixes in the background
Winds an issue at times with passing storms the next few days
More NW swell and better SSW swell due next week