Surfers ride big waves at Swami's in Encinitas, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. Californians slowly ventured outside Thursday as powerful El Nino-driven storms left behind scattered showers and pummeling surf before moving east and dumping more than a foot of snow across Arizona.
Surfers ride big waves at Swami's in Encinitas, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. Californians slowly ventured outside Thursday as powerful El Nino-driven storms left behind scattered showers and pummeling surf before moving east and dumping more than a foot of snow across Arizona. Hayne Palmour IV AP
Surfers ride big waves at Swami's in Encinitas, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. Californians slowly ventured outside Thursday as powerful El Nino-driven storms left behind scattered showers and pummeling surf before moving east and dumping more than a foot of snow across Arizona. Hayne Palmour IV AP