The last week in Southern California has left locals pinching themselves to assure that they're not dreaming. With the recent run of swell (and stacked forecast), 80 degree temperatures and unseasonably warm water, it looks as though El Nino is full effect with no end in sight.
The guys have been been clocking in at the beach lately and coming up with a trove of memorable waves and tubes. Friday afternoon Kalani and Tyler jammed down to the beach breaks to grab some shade in a few tubes from the hot Indian summer. After getting their feet in the wax on a few good ones, the guys were looking for something a little bigger. With Jamie O in town and his appetite for plus size shore break, all eyes locked in on The Wedge.
Sunday morning the crew paddled out in the dark and began pulling into some of the biggest, heaviest tubes the coast saw all weekend. The guys exchanged one heaving barrel after another an even managed to split a couple peaks (see below). As expected, Jamie felt at home in the meatiest ones and managed to snag the wave of the day.
Monday morning, with their sinuses still draining, Tyler and Kalani skipped lunch and pulled into a few fun ones at the beach breaks. As this rate the guys might be surfed out and it's only Tuesday!
Hope your October has been as good as ours has here. Check back soon and get it while you can!
Tyler and Jamie O splitting peaks. Photo | Michael Latham Kalani Wedge speed blur Jamie O wave of the day. Photo | Michael Latham Tyler standing tall Tyler fly away Tyler tucking in Kalani getting shaded Jamie and his Skipper Jamie at cylinders Jamie about to dry dock. Peak-fection
Jamie O'Brien and his crew recently spent some time in Indo with a board bag full of Catch Surf Skippers . This video is three minutes of the best soft top surfing we've ever seen. Click play and try not be too hard on yourself that you'll never surf this good. :)
Julian recently met up with the guys over at SWELL and kicked off their new series: "A Morning With:" Go check outthe article and see why #5 in the world finds benefits in ditching the thruster for a finless Beater.