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Film captures epic hurricane swell

OCEANSIDE — The California Surf Museum invites surfers and beach lovers to see “Swell of the Century,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 29, 312 Pier View Way.

The film lets you witness the large waves from Hurricane Marie that were pounding the Southern California coast in late August. The documentary from filmmaker Josh Pomer, is told by the photographers, wave forecasters and legends who experienced the mega swell.

It shows the biggest Wedge on record, the hugest Newport Point ever filmed with Jamie O’Brien scoring 15-foot tube rides, epic Malibu with Laird Hamilton shooting the pier and magical Sandspit churning out the wave of a lifetime.

Entry is $5 for general admission payable at the door. Free admission for CSM members. RSVP to (760) 721-6876 ext. 0, daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. View a trailer at, then make sure to RSVP to save your seat.

Also, currently on exhibit at the museum is “Bodysurfing: Pure, Simple…and Fun!” by John Severson, Peter Spacek: “Scrimshaw on Surfboards” and “Courageous Inspiration: Bethany Hamilton,” and a “Brief History of Surfboards: from Wood to Foam and Fiberglass.”

For more information, call (760) 721-6876 or visit