The morning after

Evaluating the latest run of southern hemi surf.

Updated: August 23, 2010, 8:49 PM ET
By Jason Murray

The swell of the season was upon us. Pure south. Long Interval. Chile was 25 feet. Peru was 20. Surely, Puerto would be maxing. Bigger than the May swell, no doubt. It would be redemption for all the "but" days at Playa Zicatela this season. It was the perfect direction and size with clean conditions. Nothing could go wrong. But wait, hold the phones, we're talking about the heaviest beachbreak in the world. Anything can go wrong or at the very least, much differently than what you planned ...

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