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Washington's 230-mile rock- and-tree-lined coastline, often hit by forceful winter storms from the North Pacific, houses an assortment of temperamental surf breaks for a small, adventurous, insular surfing community. The state can be divided into two main surfing areas: 1) The weather-battered Pacific coast, with dozens of beachbreaks and rocky points, is best in fall and spring, and often overwhe...

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