Thursday, November 28, 2013

Turkey Day "AM" leftovers

NW wind howled all night and knocked the swell down a few pegs but there were two hardy souls who were just fine with that.

Big Chris

Chris and Chris had it all to themselves .


Wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Enjoyed a Swell lunch, with a side order of Wind.

The low pressure system that moved up the coast delivered us some much needed swell this Thanksgiving Eve. Was stoked to see CM looking pretty good on my drive into work this AM. Got a pre-holiday early release from work and headed over to the Rocks after seeing the tide not jiving with the CM hot spots. Chest to head with OH sets and an offshore wind that was howling but holding up some big faces. Managed to get my fill over a couple of hours in the mayhem. Definitely should have packed the heavy rubber today. For sure the last day of the season for my trusty 4mil. Really started to get chilled around the 2hr mark. Air 39 Water 50ish. 

Grant Street 6:30am
Rocks @ 11:30am

The senior statesmen, eyeing it up.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

I could use a little bit of this today.....

A warm tropical beach to stroll down... Don't think the mercury made it past 30 here today. Brrr!

A surf-worthy wave would be nice too.  ;)

Friday, November 22, 2013

They're just kids.....


Pretty impressive kids. IMHO. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Some GP Profile Photos

She's currently having a few bumps & bruises tended to. Hoping to have her out in the water in the very near future.


Monday, November 18, 2013

The Bad, the Good and the Ugly......

Early: Weak, high tide, lumpy and side shore.

 Mid-day: Dropping tide just starting to let the swell light up the new outside bars and the wind was coming around. Clean 2'- 4'  A-Frames with some long rights coming over from the rocks. Just me and my buddy Rob G. trading wave after wave as there was not another surfer was in sight.  Air 63, water 55, and the 9'6" Corky was killing it. STOKED!

Oh, the UGLY! Last wave of the day, one miss step and POW! Rail to the face.
(No post session photos due to me bleeding all over the place.)

No worries. That session was worth every stitch! :)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Flat again...

Another week without swell.  Hoping for things to change in the coming week.
Only guy out, the lone SUP'er


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Toes in the Sand....

With the lack of any real swell in the water, LB and I decided to take a stroll just to get our toes in the sand for a little while. Breezy and cool today with a chilly forecast on the way. Figured we'd take advantage of the sunshine.

Point break potential???  :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Clean & Funky

Chilly offshore winds showed this morning cleaning things up as the sun rose. A fat tide and some strange sandbars had things on the funky side over at the Rocks. Wind cranked up and the swell all but disappeared by 9 o'clock. Glad I got there early.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sloppy Saturday

Two weeks since my last surf at Bolsa Chica in lovely southern California and needless to say, I was frothing to get back in the water. Sadly, we had another forecast that failed to deliver. Sunrise showed it 2'-3' with some better sets, but the wind did not cooperate. Surf that was supposed to be clean and offshore showed up lumpy as the wind turned north and made for some lumpy conditions. The new sandbars, courtesy of last month's Nor Easter, are still figuring themselves out as well. Several long lined up walls did make it fun enough to fill the stoke tank a little bit. Here's hoping for some magic tomorrow....

Friday, November 1, 2013

American Craftsman

American Craftsman Style homes abound in Southern California. This fine example is owned by a lovely couple which whom I am fortunate to call friends. The amazing cactus and succulent gardens surrounding the exterior make it all the more extraordinary.