Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Random Morning Update - Fun in a few places

Winds didn’t end up being too bad this morning…a little texture in the San Diego spots but clean in most of the other counties.



The S-SW swell mix continues to show as well…here are a few shots I took while walking the dog in HB this morning. (Not a euphemism…I really was walking the dog.) As you can see…it wasn’t huge but there were still some playful corners slipping through.


Kelly Dog being a bit more sly than I was...





9 comments:

Anonymous said...

What spot is this?

Anonymous said...

LOL.

SC fool said...

It was textured is San Clemente.

Anonymous said...

Did you just get a new camera? I love the pics, but why all the sudden?

Anonymous said...

glassy in south san diego until 10am. small waves, but no wind at all.

Anonymous said...

If you're wondering what spot this is, it goes by the honorific title of "worst surf in California". Seriously. It only breaks half-way decent during two months of the year: Sept/Oct, which of course would be now.

The rest of the year is is either (a) blocked by nw swells during the winter; and (b) bedeviled by s winds and rippy/walled up conditions during spring/summer.

Only during fall do we get somewhat mellow winds and enough nw swell action to break up the s swells (but not enough nw swell to actually ride).

Of course, even with epic fall conditions, the surf still gets blown out by noon, so it really cuts down on options, especially if the high am tides during the winter swamp out the sand bars.

So why does anyone live & surf here? Because you can experience a 'normal' family environment with good schools, jobs, etc. No one who is really dedicated to surfing (ie 20-somethings) would waste their precious youth here, which is why all you get is family guys & kooks.

Anonymous said...

Btw, if anyone is wondering where the best surf in California **is** located, you only have to know 3 things:

* where wetsuits are almost always required - even in summer;
* where it's most localized;
* where the biggest drug/and or crime problems exist.

While 2 of the 3 regions are located north of LA, the other one isn't even located in the USA.

Having lived/surfed extensively in all 3, there's a reason one ends up in the OC if you want lead a "Leave it to Beaver" life after all that excitement gets old.

Adam Wright said...

The pics are from some various little peaks in North HB.

As for why all the pics all of a sudden...basically a number of things have helped...

mostly having some time to actually lug my gear around, decent lighting/conditions, and we have actually had some waves (Fall is the best time to surf in SoCal for lots of reasons).

Anonymous said...

hell yeah! it was fun this morning