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Thread: California Surf Trip
Oct 15, 2013, 05:48 AM #11
Oct 15, 2013, 06:01 AM #12
Yo I can't believe it is still in print online. For the rest of ya kooks, it's my only claim to fame. No rides unless ur hot n a gal..
Oct 15, 2013, 11:48 AM #13
Oct 15, 2013, 12:57 PM #14
"If you're going in early November, you'll be catching it at the best time of the year. Whether you're in North County or Imperial Beach (IB), it will probably be firing. Water will be 58-60, so you can get by with a 3/2 with booties but a 4/3 probably better."
I live in North County. The water is 68 degrees currently. Bring a 2mm short arm fullsuit and maybe a 3/2. You'll look like a clown wearing boots and a 4/3....
Oct 15, 2013, 01:00 PM #15
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i wouldnt go to California there are people in the line ups with intimidating nick names like... mike shreddog williams. sprayblaster macaurther, saltybarrels, and dont forget cholo-rific, i would hate to get laid out by those hardcore dudes.
Oct 15, 2013, 01:47 PM #16
Oct 15, 2013, 01:59 PM #17Senior Member
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You'll notice I didn't mention C-Street, Sandspit, and Trestles because I prefer not surfing in madness. Yes, they can be perfect. So can Swami's. I just don't recommend them. But if you don't mind surfing with 200 other guys, then go for it. If Trestles is going off, then Cotton's or Church is too...without the neoprene speed bumps.
Also, the North County poster stated that it's 68 degrees right now. Cool! But isn't that kinda rare for mid-October? My bludz down in the Cliffs say the agua is 65-66 right now. I know it's cooler than that as you go further south, if that's your cup o' tea. Let us know if the water stays above 60 in another month. I lived there for 30 years and don't remember ever paddling out in November without booties. Peace and waves....
Oct 15, 2013, 02:15 PM #18
Oct 15, 2013, 03:10 PM #19Senior Member
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Ya, I don't think you're going to need booties and hoodies or a drysuit. Unless you are going up North. Santa Cruz and Monterey is going to be a little colder but its still only November.
Have to agree with Emassspicoli... though it goes get ridiculously crowded everyone pretty much knows what they're doing and knows when their turn is. Depending on where you go though you may only get a handful of waves. At least its more organized in the line-up then here in Florida. Sometimes I just can't get over the lack of line-up knowledge or rules in which to play by. When I'm out there surfing it reminds me of a bunch of Pakistani taxi drivers. Everybody just goes all willy-nilly at once in every direction blowing their horns and hoping for the best! I think here in Florida though we have much more of a diverse kook to surfer ratio. Also the waves are crappier so the few spots that are breaking get massively crowded.
Hey man another sweet idea to maximize your trip would be to rent one of the VW vans out there. A lot of breaks you can just camp out in one of those vans. A friend of mine did that and said it was the best way to go! One big advantage was that they were the first ones in the line-up every day wherever they went. There's a lot of different ones out there but here's a link to one of them...
Oct 15, 2013, 03:14 PM #20