American surfer Eli Olson claimed the prize for ‘Biggest Paddle’ of the year at the World Surf League on Monday after riding a 50-foot wave in Hawaii. Olson, a native of Hawaii, was surfing Maui’s Jaws, an infamous wave in the Pacific Ocean off Maui’s north shore.
In order to qualify for the award, surfers must paddle into the wave as opposed to being towed in by jet ski. The event was apart of the World Surf League.
No matter where you choose to surf, you can’t go wrong with any of these locations along California’s coast.
Whether you’re a local or you’re planning a trip to the golden state, surfing on the Pacific is a must if you want to fully experience what this sunny state has to offer. So sign out of Netflix, throw on a wetsuit, and embrace your inner Bethany Hamilton for some of the gnarliest waves via these California surfing spots:
1. Steamer Lane
Located in Santa Cruz, the iconic … More
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