Saturday, December 26, 2009

Run-of-the-Mill Sesh

It was pretty much your average sesh for this particular spot. None the less, it felt good to get out there and chill with the bruddahs.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The End of an Era

After 15 years, Ron Ziebell will be closing his brick-and-mortar store Alternative Surf. I decided to stop by Alternative Surf this morning, if nothing more than to express my appreciation for all that Ron has done. I chatted with Ron a little bit, bought some stuff, and then wished him luck in his future endeavors. It's really a bummer that he's closing shop.

As you might imagine, there's a good sale going on at AS. 30%-50% off everything. Toobs boards are buy-one-get-one-free (I think Science boards are BOGO, too). This sale is going on until the end of the year.

I decided to check out a couple of the local spots this morning. Nice shape, but small.

After my spot check, I decided to go slab hunting. Haha

Sad to see this place close

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Saturday's Lefts

Even though the waves were small, there were some fun little lefts coming through. It got a little crowded by the time I got out, but if you were on it before the crowds showed up, you probably left with a little grin on your face.

Creed with a nice rollo.

Sal getting some photog love

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Just Had to Get Wet

I hadn't been able to catch a sesh for while (I'm still bummed that I missed last week's swell), so since I was able to take today off, I decided to catch a dawn patrol. Not much out there except a super high tide, but it felt good just to get wet.

One thing about weekday dawn patrols: The waves might not improve as it gets later, but at least the crowd thins out. If I had taken this picture about a half an hour later, there would be only a couple of people in it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I was curious to see how the swell was filling in this afternoon, so I ran down to one of the local spots at about 4:30. I was expecting it to be bigger, but I guess the swell is still on its way. Anyway, I snapped a couple of pics, grabbed a pie from the Manhattan Pizzeria, and then decided to retreat to warmth of my home (it's cold out there!).

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Overcast and Just Plain Over it

The overcast skies this morning didn't provide the best environment for taking pictures, but I did what I could. The tide was super high, again. The water was already covering the barnacles on the pillars by 9 o'clock and the peak of the high tide wasn't until 11-something. I'm over this high tide and the swampiness that comes along with it.

Bran chillaxin

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Super High Tide

Even though the tide was super high this morning, there were some corners to work with. Offshore winds, an uncrowded line-up, and a nice clear morning topped it off, which made for a fun sesh.

A green to blue swirl

A little glassy peeler

Small kine shore pound

Monday, November 30, 2009

Getting Some Love

If you were to ask any surfer who's familiar with Socal to list his or her top Socal surfing spots, chances are not one South Bay spot would be mentioned. In fact, there's probably a better chance that the South Bay spots would be listed on the other end of the spectrum as some of the worst surfing spots in Socal. True, the South Bay isn't Hawaii, Indo, or even the OC for that matter, but it does have its moments. Surfline shows the SB some love and features some of those moments.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

So Close, Yet So Far

After seeing what the local spots had to offer yesterday, I decided to do some traveling to see what some of the other spots had to offer today. Yet after crossing county lines and adding close to 150 miles to my odometer, I ending up surfing at one of the local spots. LOL

I decided to keep the water cam dry for my sesh, but bruddah Sal was out there taking some shots.

Super sloppy

It wasn't only sloppy, it was also big. I could have sworn I saw some double overheaders. The wave in the background is a lot bigger than it appears in this pic!

A rare A-framer getting ready to peel.

A point break I came across as I was driving back. With the right conditions, I'm sure this spot would be sick. Definitely looked sharky, though.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Spot Checking

I opted to go Black Friday shopping instead of catching a dawn patrol today. After becoming impatient from standing in a seemingly never-ending line at Walmart, I decided to split and do some spot checking. I was expecting to see some liquid goodness, but I really didn't see anything good. Everywhere I checked was pretty walled.

I made a quick stop and took this picture with my phone. This was the best spot of all the spots I checked

It just wasn't working here

Unidentified looking for some alone time in the green room

Thursday, November 26, 2009


I was going to catch a sesh this morning, but after I took a look at the cams and saw what was awaiting me, I decided to go over to my mom's for breakfast instead. Nothing like a pre-Thanksgiving dinner meal of homemade loco mocos to get the gastric juices flowing. After breakfast, I decided to see what was good at the beach. Not much going on, but the clear water and warm Santa Anas sure made it look tempting.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Aloha: Never leave home without it, even if you have to take it with you on a faux license plate

The clear water sure made it look tempting

Checking out a spot from my car that should be noice for the next few days (although you would never be able to tell just by looking at it this morning)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bran with the Cam

Here's the footage that Bran took yesterday. Thanks, brah.

Bran with the Cam from Team Stoked on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

It's Getting a Little Nippy

I rolled up to the beach this morning and felt the morning chill. I got into the water and I was relieved that the water wasn't that cold. In fact, I felt warmer in the water than I did on land. The waves were pretty good in the beginning of my sesh, but got inconsistent by the end of my sesh.

Thanks to braddah Bran for manning the cam today. I'll post the video later today or tomorrow.

Scott starting his day with some sun and surf


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