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A storm off the coast is causing massive waves up and down Southern California. Photos of yesterday's 15-footers in Venice and surfers in Malibu are at Swellreport; they say the waters are "still unsurfably big and gnarly."

The LA Times has a report, but for your insider surf fix we recommend Confessions of a Novice Surfer, where a few who braved the waves tell their tales.

Photo by Uncle Grant from