NEWPORT BEACH — The big waves are back.
Surf was up Tuesday on the Balboa Peninsula and in West Newport, where 6- to 7-foot waves have surfers out in full force, said Jim Turner, the lifeguard battalion chief.
It's the best surf since the Fourth of July weekend.
"We've got hundreds of surfers out there right now," he said. "They're taking advantage of the great conditions."
Every good "surfable spot," he said, has had dozens of surfers since this morning, especially The Point, which is at 17th and 19th streets on the Peninsula. There's good surfing to be found on West Newport, which extends from 28th Street to the Santa Ana River, where the border of Huntington Beach begins.
For families who are looking for gentler and kinder waves, there's smaller surf at the Newport Pier at 20th Street and at the Big and Little Corona beaches at Corona del Mar, where the surf is only 2- to 3-foot waves.