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In parts of Orange County, the ocean remains out of range for a week after the oil spill.

Small, glass waves rippled the coast Saturday morning, a week after oil spills sent black tar clips to the sand here in Huntington Beach, causing long-term damage to the area’s fragile ecosystem and marine access to residents. Fear arose, visitors and fishermen

But that didn’t stop a dozen or more surfers in dark dark suits from running in the water for the morning session. They caught some nice waves before a lifeguard came down from the Blue Tower.

“Attention, surfers. Attention, surfers,” a voice echoed through a bell horn. “The water is currently closed due to dangerous conditions.”

Brett Simpson, 39, of Huntington Beach, and Ralph Rodriguez, 62, of Long Beach, put their boards out of the water and across the sand, where they met in the parking lot near the shower.

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