Photo: Sean Poynter getting all gumby to get into the barrel... you're going to want to check out Manny Vargas' website tomorrow night to see his take on this little cover up (that's his water housing sticking out of the lip).
Photo: Enough barrels to go around... how's this one?
Photo: Kelly Kraus, pre-surf stretch... getting ready to handle a somewhat nasty, thumpy, beachbreak on the way out to the wave field.
Photo: The south swell was actually a combo situation with a southern hemisphere pulse mixed up with the steep angle surf of a hurricane off of Baja. The result was a somewhat crossed up situation- tough to unscramble and demanding an ability to quickly pivot turn your board to catch the pop up peaks bouncing around out there.
Photo: Kelly, off the top. Rumor has it there's another shorter Rusty stand up in the works right now... I'll keep you posted.
Photo: Jeff Wallis always seems to pop up when the sun is out and the surf is up. Heck, he even shoots me once in a while... Thanks Wally!
Photo: Floating it on down. I remember this wave, I came off the bottom (right around my friend Coconut) and went up into the lip but I screwed up and the board kind of stuck in the lip as it came over. So there I was drifting down sideways thinking I was going to catch my rail and go down- but I lucked out and pulled it- thanks to the moderate amount of nose flip in my 9'1... loving this board.
Photo: Same wave... this was a good one, I got two little lippers and a cutback on it... digging summertime!