25 things we're thankful for

Thanksgiving isn't just about food and family—it's a time to reflect on what we're most thankful for. Here are Sunset editors' most cherished Western places, plants, products, and more

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Epic waves
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Epic waves

Surfing, a way of life in many parts of the West—and fascinating even if you’re not a Laird Hamilton wannabe—is at its thrilling best in November. That’s when Pacific storms begin to generate huge waves on Oahu’s North Shore, drawing pro surfers and thousands of spectators who gather for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series.

More: Where to watch autumn swells

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