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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:31 pm

foamy wrote:
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This is Damien Hopgood apparently. I'm pretty sure I've done this manoeuvre. I think it is a very good surfing photo.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:13 am

When Damien goes for an air he doesn't mess around.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:50 pm

I’m sad to read that John Shimooka has died. The Hawaiian who moved to Cronulla. Condolences to family and friends.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:36 pm

Very sad.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Grooter » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:04 am

Need some advice/tips

I'm going to have a few days to kill over the Xmas and New Years break and was thinking of taking a road trip down Southern California to surf some nice point breaks and beachies

I was thinking to base myself somewhere around San Clemente, that way I'm not more than an hour or two by car from most places, followed by heading back up the coast and maybe spending a day round Santa Barbara.

Thoughts? Good/bad idea? Any better places you'd recommend?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:07 am

Carroll would know.

I'd recommend La Jolla. Lots of good waves around. fun things for wife/kids to do.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:25 am

Yeah, north county san Diego.
Stay around Solana Beach.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:17 am

I dunno about that, I'd watch the forecast a bit. North of LA is way better. You'll think you're an hour from anything in San Clemente but those freeways are hell, everything takes longer than you think.

If you do go south of LA, go well down like boo suggests or further, just stay down there, Encinitas air bnb or such. Like shearer says the family will probs enjoy that better anyway. Every single spot down there will be packed so just suck it up.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Grooter » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:23 am

Got it thanks fellas, will keep those in mind. I had intended to go a fair way down South so I'll look into AirBnB's in those spots

NC - Re: North of LA, how far mate? Ventura? Santa Barbara? Looking at that coastline I'm guessing the more W and SW swell directions are going to be what I should look for?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:40 am

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... Looking at that coastline I'm guessing the more W and SW swell directions are going to be what I should look for?
So you're going at the worst time of year for any kind of south swell.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:58 am

Ventura and Santa Babs need W through NW swell.

pretty narrow swell window for Santa Babs.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:30 am

Grooter wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:23 am
Got it thanks fellas, will keep those in mind. I had intended to go a fair way down South so I'll look into AirBnB's in those spots

NC - Re: North of LA, how far mate? Ventura? Santa Barbara? Looking at that coastline I'm guessing the more W and SW swell directions are going to be what I should look for?
nah the Channel Islands block most sth swell out of the area, what you want is W and NW. There's some epic surf in the area, a lot of which everyone is kinda scared of because heavy locals, but there aren't any heavy locals any more. The window is a bit wider than shearer's saying, a lot of NW refracts back in on to the coast. Ventura county line up to Rincon, C-street etc, and Oxnard beachies are nuts. Silverstrand's probably the best beachie in CA other than OB San Fran on its day. Careful where you park your car though lol.

Further north again past the Ranch/Pt Concepcion, Jalama is fantastic on its day, picks up way more swell again from the NW but is heavily wind affected.

Sth swells in Dec are not unheard of, if so that's when southern Orange County comes into play esp Lowers and Uppers. You'd have fun there I'm sure and it might be cool for the fam to take the walk down to Trestles and back.

I kind of feel like North County SD is about the kookiest surf zone in CA, mental crowds of incompetent posers, bad SUPpers and self conscious Sprinter-van types with too much gear. Further south again Black's is fabulous on a longer interval NW, lots of other waves down there, the reefs along Sunset Cliffs are really fun but man there's some pretend locals there.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:58 am

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Grooter » Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:52 pm

NC, Shearer et al - thanks heaps for the advice and insight. I'll plan my trip around that and the swell. Will post back with experiences later on
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:55 pm

Cranked wrote:
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:00 pm

Ah, I see.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:05 pm

Santa Barbara is really nice. We stayed around there. Had a trip down to Rincon and Ventura. Lots of points around there. Checked out Sandspit. Would have had a grovel if it was a bit bigger.
Saw a few punchy beach breaks around Cambria which is further north. Nothing like the epic points but looked fun.
Also Hearsts Castle is there which I reckon is a must see along with Big Sur of course.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Grooter » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:00 pm

Some big swell is on the way over here next week. A surfer went missing at Ocean Beach in SF the other day as well.

Noticed a wee bit of localism and aggro in the water this morning at Santa Cruz - seems to be more prevalent in these bigger winter swells.
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