Ventura County

Big waves snap surfboards off the coast of Ventura

Surfers catch big waves before surfboards break

Surfboard break in rough surf off coast of Ventura County

VENTURA, Calif. - Surfers Tommy McKeown and Nick Shore caught some big waves off the coast of Ventura before they saw their boards broken by rough surf on Saturday.

McKeown's Roberts and Shore's Butch Towers board appear to be damaged beyond repair.

The young surfers have other boards to choose from, but replacing boards can be expensive.

They said the waves were too good to obey the 72 hour rule.

The rule of thumb is a healthy tip to avoid polluted water caused by run-off for three days after heavy rain.

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