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With 53 miles of coastline along the frequently waveless Gulf of Mexico, bayou-filled Alabama is home to just a small number of dedicated and often frustrated surfers. Erratic three- to four-foot waves hit the Alabama shore in fall and early winter, as hurricanes cross the Gulf of Mexico. Alabama Point, a long, diagonally laid seawall, is the state's best break, and can maintain form during the he...

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