July flatspell is officially here. No waves until August. Break out the fishing poles.
When I lived in VB, for the most part the power of the waves whenever there was a swell was there, it was the consistency and longer flat spells that drove me nuts.
Looking forward to winter surf! Peaceful and great waves. Us year-rounders know where to go in summer! ha ha. but yeh. let the tourists enjoy the stoke of at least being on the water.
Surfline cams weren't working to day, the ad before came on. So I just put a cam over a bucket of water with a bunch of bugs floating around and, voila, 1st st.
I bought a Windsurfer in the early 80s (basic rig $700 at the time), took some lessons, and had a lot of fun with it while in the Navy and stationed in Pensacola and San Diego. I stopped though when I got married. (That's a topic for another time, perhaps.) More recently, Windsurfing was dropped as an Olympic event.
I see some kite surfing around VB, but not all that much. Kite surfing seems to have taken the place of windsurfing, but looks very complicated (all the shrouds to deal with, etc.) and a very difficult thing to learn. At Surfers Point in Ventura, Ca, kite surfing is popular, but after seeing guys getting dragged over the rocks and tangled up in the shrouds, the whole business looked like lot of trouble. But man those guys who knew what they were doing could sure fly across and over the water!