Riding the wave: Surfers head to beaches as eight-foot breakers are forecast

Waiting for the highest surf of the year at Surfrider Beach in Malibu.
Waiting for the highest surf of the year at Surfrider Beach in Malibu.
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With this week's heat-wave, you may be heading to the beach for some relief – but surfers are headed there for a very different reason. The National Weather Service has put out an advisory, warning of eight-foot waves on south-facing beaches. And that means that surfers from across the region are taking to the ocean.