I took two weeks off work while the rest of the gang was in London for a conference to go surf camping down the West coast. I’m on the last leg of the trip and it’s been absolutely phenomenal.
I’m camping out of my Prius. A little awkward but it’s been just fine. Luckily friends down the coast have kept me company and offered their couches.
For the fellow sliders out there, I brought my 8’3 Malwitz noserider, 6’2 Hobie “Mini Bird”, and a 5’11 Taylor quad fish. Unfortunately my 2 new customs weren’t ready for the trip, so brought the old sleds. It’s turned out to be a pretty well rounded quiver for the slow summer conditions. I’ve mostly ridden the Hobie.
I’m keeping a blog, so if you’re interested – feel free to follow along. Lots of photos.
The Beach Boys – Surf’s Up[audio:the_beach_boys-surfs_up.mp3]
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Scott says:July 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm
This is great! My brother and I grew up surfing Hermosa, Manhattan and El Porto in elementary school. My dad was an L.A. county lifeguard so I got exposed to it at a very young age. Unfortunately, I stopped going around the time I entered high school — when I got really educated and serious about my music choices.
That Trestles lifeguard tower brings back a lot of great memories. We used to do family camping/surfing trips a few times every summer next door at San Onofre State Beach.
chris says:July 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm
“amazing raced it”. absolutely brilliant.
Beetle says:July 30, 2010 at 11:27 pm
Ahhhhhhhh BEAMER!!!!! Your photos rock but you need help with your syntax!
(see opening paragraph)
尖叫 says:August 1, 2010 at 5:49 am
Michael Smith says:August 1, 2010 at 6:39 am
Love, Love, Love, the photos! So sick hope you had a radical time out there! and I wonder why Henry up there is so pissed? haha Great job and the blog is looking real sick as well!
无聊 says:August 1, 2010 at 8:54 pm
>icknick says:August 2, 2010 at 4:07 am
totally radical,,!!! i am from near here actually, and just came down ‘home’ to cardiff by the sea,, just south of this amazing surf mecca of rad.. cardiff is another great spot for that hobie! :) haha,, anyways, had to say this post gave me a feeling of greatness and that it was the right thing for me to take a break from work in la to come enjoy The ‘more than semi’-rad waves here . keep sliding,.. h20 makes us ..
Henry Roberts Jr. says:August 2, 2010 at 8:12 am
totaly radical dude… cowabunga
Beamer says:August 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm
Scott: That’s awesome! I wish I had anything like this in reach growing up. The suburbs of Dallas weren’t too interesting.
Beetle: Thanks. I don’t doubt it – good thing I didn’t pay for an education :)
Michael: Thanks! It was killer.
>icknick: Nice! I actually just surfed Cardiff on Saturday. It was pretty fun though a little closeout-y. Was gonna make it down to Blacks after that – but just didn’t have it in me :(
Garrett Byrum says:August 11, 2010 at 8:21 pm
damn, that trip sounds fun.