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Ben Marcus takes us on a tour of Ocean Beach California. In addition to the winds, waves and weather of the area the topic of localism is discussed in detail as it relates to the OB area. Surf journalist Matt Warshaw’s is profiled and his journey towards the goal of being a true OB local is examined. After the locals, the rain, the wind, the cold and the waiting Ocean Beach may be the best fickle surf spot in California.