Even with the tide surge, waves today were barely shortboardable (unless you're small & light...I'm neither). Relatively mushy/flat faces, a "red tide" (fishy smelling, foamy, chocolate brown water), but not quite enough onshore wind to crumble the lip too bad. I basically nose-rode my 6 ft board all morning and lucked out on one big & steep enough to gouge one big, fat turn. There was an ancient longboarder (about 70 yo + long biker beard looked like Merlin) dropping in on people like he owned the place. Dropped in on me and I rammed my board into his. Nothing was said afterward. Not looking forward to dealing this asshole in the future. Both water & beach were surprisingly crowded. They're trying to escape the inland heat (upper 90's there), but the beach was practically like winter & water is about 60 F (far from trunkable, imo). To their credit, you never know when the sun is going pop out here (summer fog can even drift in & out a couple times a day)...but today was overcast, pretty foggy all day & relatively cold & humid. A lot of people were wearing jackets (w/ shorts). Some were desperately trying to pretend like it's SoCal summer, but looked fairly miserable. Just 2 days ago, it was so nice, you could see shadows 6 ft deep.