Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bikinis, Barrels and South Swells: Summer's Here!

It's Here. Can you feel it?

The water's warm (70 degrees at the beach down the street), the sun's out, my lawn's going nuts (I'm mowing it every three days!) and the tomato plants are creeping and flowering.

I've been pulling double and triple surf sessions with stand up paddle surf lessons mixed in between it all. It's been a busy, busy, busy summer!

We've had south swells stacked on top of each other. It's been all about waiting for the tide to come up enough to let those long walls organize themselves on the sand bars.

You roll up, drink a cup of coffee and watch the peaks start to form- paddle out, drop in, and look for speed - pump that big board as fast as you can down the line... Nothing fancy, just clean surfing at a thumping beach break- ain't no mush burger happening down here.

Here's a few summer time photos- Hope you're scoring too!

Top Photo:
Bikinis mean summer.

2nd Photo:
Tower 5 covering Tower 4- again?

3rd Photo:
Goofing around in the dwindling south swells... get ready though- we're looking for more this weekend!

Last Photo:
East County.


Chad said...

Love the "East County" caption. That really sums it up!

Anonymous said...

awsome it is pretty good out about now

sad news though I snapped my paddle clean through the middle of the shaft...but I'm getting out of town this weekend but I will be there on sunday or monday afternoon with a new "Isle" wood paddle