Sunday, March 29, 2009

Porto and the Pier

Last couple of days I've just been staying in the South Bay area, either hitting up El Porto or Manhattan Beach Pier. It's been nicer than I've been ever able to surf it but I still wish I got a part of that south swell from a couple of weeks ago.

Caught the afternoon session at El Porto on Thursday. It was about 1-2' but pretty messy. Lots of closeouts and straight rides. Felt good for waves to actually get big enough to get stuck in the inside. The sickest wave of the day was caught by the dolphins. Heard them laughing underwater probably teasing us for needing fins and boards.

No drop in.

Rockin' the She-say-do

The pier was pretty junk on Friday. Lots of kids were out for a "surf class." I thought that's what every session is? Hope they don't pay for that. Saturday morning was pretty mean. Had some nice rideable lefts on the south side of the pier then followed everybody to the other side for the party waves. Met a bunch of the spongers and look forward to more sessions when I get back. Got a nice video that my cousin filmed that's on his blog. Check it out.[teamstoked]

Friday morning DK

Manhattan Bodyboarding Pier

Also got to visit Venice Beach. It's a pretty crazy place, like Waikiki in the daytime. Had all kinds of characters. From the weirdos to the hotties. Lots of action down there. Stoners, power lifters, active basketballers, and beach cruisers.

Well that's it for this trip. It was a fun week and a lot faster than I thought. Back to Colorado for school for another month and should be back in the Pacific Ocean during the first couple weeks of May. Shoots!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

OC Surf Session

Salt Creek Backdrop

Woke up at 5:30am and headed down to Salt Creek in the OC. It was a mission but worth it for the waves. Got to surf with a couple Hawaiians. It was only like 1-2' but had a couple 3' sets. There was a surf school class going on so it was super crowded for 7:30 in the morning. The barrels were pretty mean when we first showed up and there wasn't much wind all day. Lots of guys don't yell out "HO!" around here so I'm pretty sure I cut off a bunch of guys but no matter, I was deeper. Picture time.

It threw over 2 seconds later

Later in the day. Wasn't as good, but was better than the other days.

Get up now, Get on up.

Hau'oli :)

Waves are supposed to be up to 1-3' tomorrow. Might check out whatevers good in the LA South Bay area.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Out Surfing

Got into California on Thursday night and have been surfing and eating In-N-Out for the past two days. Yesterday we went to manhattan beach, the number one spot to be seen said the Travel channel. It was a foggy morning and really cold. Had to bust out the full wetsuit. Got up couple times but it just felt good to be in the water again.

Out there.

Getting up. Was this cold and this dark.

No can pull in

Today we checked out El Porto. When we first stopped by it was empty and weak. Went to go check out Manhattan pier but was more flat over there. By the time we rounded back to El Porto it was pretty full already so we had to get out there. Was pretty small out but I had fun. Came and got visited by some dolphins, they came real close to some guys, and that's when it got better. Lots of guys out so I had to be deeper than everybody. Lots of guys looked lost trying to catch whitewash or breaking waves so I took first dibs on everything.

California Backdrop

Little Righty

Waves is supposed to be coming up to 3' in the next couple days so hopefully next post will have some barrels.