Doesn't really look Towably large, but it does look like fun. I don't know too many people towing into Shorebreak... I see a lot of tow-ats like this, but they whip in for airs, not barrels. Interesting session.
towing the little ones can actually be a lot of fun. i've never done it, but up in norcal where i used to live, a few guys would always tow this closed out shorey and boost huge airs. it's gotta be good for your surfing in that respect.
they weren't technically towing in, they were not using ropes. Riding side saddle then would jump off and into the waves. It was Raven and that crew from va. beach. they started doing it on 65th street as well. surfed right next to them, they were making every freakin section and getting so deep and making it. pretty cool to watch.
Yeah, I figured that is what they were doing because they had no straps on their boards and they aren't going all that fast, just fast enough. Looks fun. Ive done a rope and ski on a small day, but that was towing "at" the waves and doing little boosts. These guys were pulling into speed tubes it looks like. Pretty neat. VB to OC is a long drive!