This particular image was captured on December 10th, 2006 at San Diego's Black's Beach. It was a warm Santa Ana day in Southern California and there was a healthy west swell in the water. Typically, large west swells are not favorable for many San Diego surf spots. However, due to a large underwater canyon just off the beach at Black's, beautiful left hand bombs were funneling in at south peak. I got caught inside on a few of the bigger sets this day while swimming. The beatings were plentiful but the rewards were well worth it.