Point Break Flame On
The hills above them were burning, but it was the surfers who were stoked Sunday in Malibu. Waves were breaking perfectly at the famed Surfrider Beach … The closure of Pacific Coast Highway through the fire zone kept most outsiders off the beach. Locals were kept away by the evacuation order … Fire engines raced past with sirens screaming, and helicopters swooped low overhead on water-dropping runs. Embers rained down on the beach to the east, and a thick layer of brown smoke cloaked the seaward horizon. “They were over there hosing down the Malibu Pier. The market down the road is on fire. It’s like a Hollywood set around here. This is totally not real,” said surfer Ozstar Dejourday, 50, of La Jolla. “But the fire is not chasing us out. The waves are just getting better and better”.