Big wave riders tame the sea

Meskis brothers are surfing savants

BOTTOM TURN—Above, Jackson Meskis surfs at County Line Beach near Malibu on Sept. 26. Top left, Jonas Meskis, Jackson’s twin brother, tangles with a wave. The 14-year-olds attend Oak Park Independent School.

On the first Saturday morning of autumn, mist from the Pacific Ocean evaporates at County Line Beach.

The waves rattle and hum. A hundred surfers in black wetsuits bob in the currents.

Jackson Meskis glides through the water with ease.

He doesn’t have X-ray vision, but he pinpoin...

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