The temperature in Redlands was predicted to be in the 110's over labor day weekend so, I decided to spend the holiday at the beach. There was a tropical storm off the coast but the surf was still just over chest on occasion. It was pretty powerful though. I got tossed around more than a few times and by the end of the weekend I was pretty beat up. But VERY satisfied. The water wasn't too cold, even without a wet suit. It never ceases to amaze me how in California the waves line up...break relatively evenly, and come in sets. Back in Texas we could on occasion get surf that might be over head. But what a mess. You really need to know how the currents work just to get past the washing machine. It's a lot of work. I suck at surfing...but I love the water and its always fun to go and I always feel so much better afterwards.