The swell materialized as promised. The mat riders did the same. So far, we've had two days of mat riding goodness as a local L.A. break delivered a wave that loves the mat. The swell is supposed to increase. This may or may not be a good thing. The waves had a nice shape yesterday. Today's waves were a bit closed out. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? At least we had those two days and the pictures to prove it.
ALL PHOTOS BY KEN SAMUELS (quickly/badly tweaked in Photoshop by Mary).