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    Quote Originally Posted by ATANTICOO View Post
    True. I grew up in Santa Cruz (the ultimate snake pit) and would go down south a lot for contests. WAAAYYY easier to rack up your wave count down there. Even at Lowers, Rincon, Malibu etc... commitment is the name of the game. And people aren't too willing to fight over waves and risk jail time in Socal. Big difference between SC jail (high school reunion) and a Socal jail filled with gnarly mexi goons, shinheads tweakers and crackhead gangsters.

    Anyhow, you literally could surf alone everyday alone the rest of your life in socal if you wanted. Sounds like BS but it's true. So many unwanted peaks and long stretches of beach nobody cares about.
    The crowd didn't seem too bad when I was in SC back in March, had a great time actually, it was no more crowded than a day at the Inlet around here. Maybe I just got lucky IDK. Great town though, I enjoyed surfing down at the Hook then walking up the street to have breakfast at that place on the corner across the street from Freeline Surfshop, I think it's Pleasure Pizza East Side Eatery or something. Sat outside on the patio in my wetsuit scarfing down breakfast and then heading back out for a 2nd session. Good times. Very dog friendly around there I noticed too. Everybody has one and they bring them with them wherever they go. Just something I noticed. I plan on going back again, hopefully sooner than later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    The crowd didn't seem too bad when I was in SC back in March, had a great time actually, it was no more crowded than a day at the Inlet around here. Maybe I just got lucky IDK. Great town though, I enjoyed surfing down at the Hook then walking up the street to have breakfast at that place on the corner across the street from Freeline Surfshop, I think it's Pleasure Pizza East Side Eatery or something. Sat outside on the patio in my wetsuit scarfing down breakfast and then heading back out for a 2nd session. Good times. Very dog friendly around there I noticed too. Everybody has one and they bring them with them wherever they go. Just something I noticed. I plan on going back again, hopefully sooner than later.
    Good on ya DSUP. Smart move to go to SC for surf trips. More bang for your buck than anywhere. Very dog friendly place too.

    Pleasure Point and the East Side in general is probably the best surf area in Merica. Im sure you liked the Hook. So buttery smooth...hero wave. Can be packed with aqua-jocks sometimes, but it's probably the most rippable right on the west coast.....better then Trestles. Its to bad those otters made a huge comeback at the point. They eat all the urchins. The urchins ate the kelp. Tons of kelp at the Hook now. Too much sometimes.

    From the top of the point to the Hook is a big area and the wind is almost always good and swell is super consistent. On glory days you can surf all the way down to Capitola. And if you ever get a chance go there on a big south swell, you'll think your on the gold coast OZ or something. 38th turns into the CA version of Kirra. Keep an eye on the forecast out there via Solspot. You can time a big south from almost 2 weeks out.

    Oh, try Paula's on Portola just up from 41st. Thats the go to spot. They have giant stacks of old surf mags to read while you eat, it's not expensive, and it's good damn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATANTICOO View Post
    Good on ya DSUP. Smart move to go to SC for surf trips. More bang for your buck than anywhere. Very dog friendly place too.

    Pleasure Point and the East Side in general is probably the best surf area in Merica. Im sure you liked the Hook. So buttery smooth...hero wave. Can be packed with aqua-jocks sometimes, but it's probably the most rippable right on the west coast.....better then Trestles. Its to bad those otters made a huge comeback at the point. They eat all the urchins. The urchins ate the kelp. Tons of kelp at the Hook now. Too much sometimes.

    From the top of the point to the Hook is a big area and the wind is almost always good and swell is super consistent. On glory days you can surf all the way down to Capitola. And if you ever get a chance go there on a big south swell, you'll think your on the gold coast OZ or something. 38th turns into the CA version of Kirra. Keep an eye on the forecast out there via Solspot. You can time a big south from almost 2 weeks out.

    Oh, try Paula's on Portola just up from 41st. Thats the go to spot. They have giant stacks of old surf mags to read while you eat, it's not expensive, and it's good damn good.
    Thanks for the tips dude, I'll check it out next time I'm out there. Going to PR again in Oct. so maybe I can talk my wife into SC again in April for my b day. I know what you mean about the otters, they were all over the place, cool scene though, they were surfing and having a good time too, never bothered me, was right next to one in the lineup, caught me off guard at first haha. I will be sure to bring my own board next time, the rental situation was awful but managed to find a decent 6'4" SB that rode ok. That wave is butter like you said though, so I could of surfed anything on it really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    Shhh.... The entire state of California is overcrowded in the water and the land is over-run by Mexicans. The surf is mushy, gutless and there are no barrels.... California Sucks....
    It's sad, but true. Just kooks bashing into each other every wave as far as the eye can see. Looks like 2-3' in Belmar.


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    Swami's is a joke. The sad thing is that the crowd in this video isn't close to as bad as it can get. Looks like the starting line of a marathon sometimes. Plus, it takes a lot of west in the swell to get that size. Gotta admit though, that inside suck out section is rad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroevol View Post
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    Bro?!?!?! You went back to the future!!! My flux is on the fritz and the hoopty won't break 75 let alone 88. Thanks for the blast ahead though brosef!! Good to know what's on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post


    More tiny, 22 second period swells showing up on Sunset Cliffs. Socal, where the surf is always small
    zach I was out there for one of those back in the winter. Really different man. Just different. The wave is going fast at that period.

    True dat about organization and functionality of SoCal even in large crowds. 20-30 sessions across 8-10 spots under my belt there and not an issue yet.

    AtanticO loves his Solspot. Their long term forecasts are bomb. Too bad they don't give a schitt about the EC. It's a great site.

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    Nor cal looks more like this:

    wave.jpgDSCF0019.jpg

    Atlanticooo if you're from the S. Cruz you may be able to tell what wave that 2nd one is. Its a bit farther north, no kelp beds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leetymike808 View Post
    Nor cal looks more like this:

    wave.jpgDSCF0019.jpg

    Atlanticooo if you're from the S. Cruz you may be able to tell what wave that 2nd one is. Its a bit farther north, no kelp beds.
    That looks like somewhere near Halfmoon bay, along that long stretch of highway, before you get into town

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    Bro?!?!?! You went back to the future!!! My flux is on the fritz and the hoopty won't break 75 let alone 88. Thanks for the blast ahead though brosef!! Good to know what's on the way.
    LMAO, thanks for catching that Emass! oops, I meant 2013, but, we will keep our fingers crossed.