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a few olas

hola lovers of olas.
With all this buzz about "santa cruz is on fire!" "Santa Cruz is off the hizzy!" "All Time Santa Cruz!" "The waves in Santa Cruz are fucking orgasmic right now, like have 10 simulaneous orgasms while on 3 hits of the cleanest
Ecstasy while slurping down a fresh chocolate milkshake while getting the deepest back massage by a team of beautiful Latina goddesses!" (that's actually how someone described the waves to me) I, like probably everyone else, entertained thoughts of the SF - SC challenge. With a 4am departure I could be on the west side by 6.. then out of the water by 7:30 and back into the city around 9:40. Would it be worth it for 5 or 6 glassy groundswell walls? Hells yeah! Was i able to peel myself out of bed after 4 hours of Hans Blix and the Inspectors mayhem last night? Hells no! Soo... with very low expectations i hussled down to San Mateo's sort-of/almost south facing surf park and jumped in the water for a few. The water was freezing and crowded, and the swell was *barely* noticeable, but i still managed about 5 or 6 little squirrelly rights. I only really got going on one of those waves and managed to maneuver a frontside carve that felt purdy good. I kind-of removed myself from the pack and paddled further outside and deeper.. I was out there by myself until these two groms paddled out. they were doing good on the 1 foot waves and then out of nowhere started to heckle me.. saying shit like, "Kook!" and "Go Home" in this weird adolescent/mocking tone. At first i couldn't really hear them because i had my earplugs in, and i was sitting kinda far away, but after repeated heckles i knew it was directed toward me. It brought me strait back to 3rd grade when some of the neighborhood bullies used to pick on me because i had a crappy Huffy bike. I was able to just ignore them and keep catching waves but it still left a sour taste in my mouth.

Regardless of the frigid water, crowded conditions, miniscule waves, and groms yelling "go home kook!" to me, i still managed, somehow, to enjoy the little taste of surfing after 3 days off. But man.. i think the central american trip took the spark out of the summer surf situation around here. I definitely remember in years past feeling hella stoked about whatever waves were on offer in the off-season. I remember thinking, "I can't believe people are complaining about the waves around here!" Growing up surfing on the east coast it would be absolutely FLAT, ALOT of the time. Growing up with that reality made it easy to appreciate any and all waves that graced these nor-cal shores. I mean.. there were actually waves.. maybe not magazine perfection.. but.. not lake-like! With that mindset the sessions often ended up better than i expected. The little corners and blown-out closeouts were soooo much better than the measly 2-inch nothings i'd spent most of my life surfing. But now.. after spending a month surfing sick, offshore-licked points and reefs, with macking swells, bath-like water, and really friendly vibes literally every day.. It's tougher to feel the primal stoke on the super-shitstein days around here.. but.. it'll come around..


Sharp Park this morning

Norischmegma this morning

Jetty lefts


a little spot on earth

Posted by: e at June 4, 2004 10:22 AM

e: you gotta rediscover your unconditional love for ob. and also rekindle some deep-seated scorn for the oil conglomerates and all their lackeys. i went out on the north end this morning in the crapola, only 2 other takers out. expectations were low and nothing during my 45 mins out there changed my outlook on the surf, but there were no hecklers, and i was at least happy about having saved a bit of petrol. and shit, it's friday too - happy happy folks...

Posted by: loon at June 4, 2004 10:32 AM

e, you should have accidentally run into the aggro groms with your board. nah, you probably did the right thing.

Posted by: donny at June 4, 2004 10:32 AM

don't feel bad E, I haven't been in the water since I got back from flawless overhead warm waves down in Costa Azul (3 weeks). It's just so hard to get into that cold water and deal with crowds...but...now...I...am...all dried up...must surf....very..soon.

Tried to get up early this morning as well to hit SC but just couldn't do it. Looks like the super low tide made things a little difficult down there this morning anyway.

Posted by: barney at June 4, 2004 10:37 AM

low tide reef ground swell
seals, kelp, racy walls, no groms
wish you were here E.

Posted by: 3to5setsof7 at June 4, 2004 10:43 AM

yo yo yo niceness! what's up crew? yoooo e! dude, that sucks that your post Centroamerica transition has been rough... does having a stockpile of memories of a month of ridiculous waves help at all... at least for the fantasy surfing?

so, today is my first full day in Nueva Jersey. two days ago I was out alone at a pointbreak near Dominical surfing the beginning of a new South swell lighting it up down there right now... it was hella windy and sloppy, so that's why everyone else passed on it, but I appreciated the solo, quiet vibes... turning around to stare back at the mountains and their green jungle... the subtle symphony of nature's music with no man-made sounds... saying goodbye to the Pacific and surfing for a while as well as to Costa Rica... Now I'm scoring double overhead sets of dank East Coast pizza... 5 to 8 slices per set... nailing steep drops on dank green bud bong hits... getting barreled by tasty, Amber ale... and otherwise stoked on scoring the richness of seeing loved ones.

as for surf, e, I don't know if this might open up any doors for you... but summer is a great time to longboard and teach someone to surf. for my summer on the east coast, I'm hoping to score a longboard, and glide around on those 2 inch wavelets, as well as teach my mom to surf. charge it, madre!

one last thing: Lee bro just scored a white VW Vanagon, with stove, fridge, pop-up roof and two beds for 4 grand from an Aussie surfer... he's in Paradise, CR right now, and will soon be doing the drive from Panama to California... the charge of the White Rhino... stoked for him!!!

much love niceness,
jocular in jersey

Posted by: jake at June 4, 2004 10:47 AM

please use PROTEK fins

Posted by: bad breath todd at June 4, 2004 10:50 AM

siick.. inspiring words Jocular.. especially the obvious stoke on returning to the "Dense" jersey pizza grinds and the mega-chron gringo ganja!

fire it up home-slice..

as far as my transition back to the states.. the only thing that's been rough is the surf scene. Otherwise... The music, the friends, the city, the cool air, the fiestas, the vibes, the family.. sooo sick!

charge of the white rhino sounds legendary.. go the Lee!

good to have you back state-side Jubilant Jake.

Posted by: e at June 4, 2004 10:53 AM

ahhh...yes....why is it that heckles seem to most often come from one of two sources: (1) groms and (2) craggy old frowning farts. i think the groms do it because...well...they're kids with a misguided sense of what's cool. i think that the old dudes (btw...i'm not implying that all older surfers are like this...quite the contrary as i find much stoke, smiles and understanding emitting from most of the stylie older dudes and dudettes) get caught up in the "i used to OWN this break" attitude of entitlement. regardless, it's been my experience that you can't do anything about either because no one "wins" beatin' up (either verbally or physically) a kid or an elder. so you just end up sittin' there and taking it while you sorta boil inside. sux. when, oh when will we get more niceness in the line-up?...oh...and more glassy headhigh waves too, please! ; )

nice werk snaggin' a few e, loon, and 3to5! after my early rising and long day yesterday, i was all about a pillow point this a.m.


Posted by: ck at June 4, 2004 10:55 AM

was doing dishes last night and while cleaning the bottom of a glass a chunk of glass broke off and stuck into the top of my hand. ouch. went to the ER and got 7 stitches. first stitches i've ever had in my 26 years. the whole time i'm bumming thinking how i'm gonna miss this whole swell when i had been planning on making 1 or 2 SC runs this weekend. as the doc is stitching me up my girlfriend mentions how i'm bummed i can't surf and it turns out the doc is a surfer too. he says usually he recommends people stay out of the water until the stitches are out, but if i put on some vaseline over my stitches i can probably surf by sunday in order to catch some of this south. thanks doc! if you happen to read this, you da man!


Posted by: bbr at June 4, 2004 10:56 AM

at least you'll have a cool scar bbr..

Posted by: e at June 4, 2004 11:01 AM

Bring back the warm water, overhead waves and, best of all, the Palapa bar!

Posted by: barney at June 4, 2004 11:19 AM

Hi niceness crew,
Daily reader, always enjoyer and rarely poster here.
Figure I would try to pitch in and contribute a little stoke here with a recent surf story.

Last night a friend and I went night surfing at a great sout facing break in Nor Cal. No fog, fairly clear night. As with most Souths, lulls between the sets. Sets were 4 to 8 waves proably 15 minutes apart. Waves were mostly solid head high. Well here's where the story comes in.

One set when we first get in rolls through with 8 waves and 5 of them being double OH. Usually not a good thing when you first get out beacuse then you end of sitting farther out than you should and can miss the smaller regular sets.
Anyway, scratched over everyone one of those barely making it over a couple of them, freefalling down the backside.

An hour later after only catching a few....(I like to pick and choose at night) This set starts to roll in. It looks like its going to be like the first big one. I start scratching for the outside. Make it over 1, 2, 3. Number 4 I have to try to sneak under a just broken lip. Number 4 is double OH. It pushed me back some. I clear my eyes, trying to focus as fast as possible to see what's in store for #5.

Number 5 has already broken and is pealing. The face was possitively 18'. I want to say '20 but it was night and who the fuck knows. What's more the whitewater on these big sets would just not diminish in size after the wave would break. The white water is coming at me, easily overhead, whith no degredation in power.

There were 2 waves that size (perfect shape and big. Picture perfect type beauty except when looking from where I am) and maybe another 3 that were double OH. Somewhere in the mist of all that a board comes and bumps into me from underneath as I begin to paddle after the whitewater hits me. (The first thought in my mind is the Parsons/Mark Foo story, where Parsons thinks he may have bumped into Foo under the water in the wave that came through after Foo's last wave.) I quickly realize it is half a surfboard that has bumped into me. It is the front half,luckily.

There were 3 people in the water where we were last night. My friend and I and someone other dark figure. After the sets rolled through, I find my friend. (We never see the other guy again.) My friend is paddling half a surfboard. Unfortuneatly, the board he was riding broke. Also unfortunatly, the board he was riding was mine that he had borrowed for the night.

If anyone else was out last night at around 9:45. I want to hear if you saw that set too.
My friend and I immediately got out. A guy on the shore comes up to me and said, "Fuck did you see that set. I was going to go out, I'm not so sure now."

Posted by: surfingsam at June 4, 2004 11:20 AM

i call bullshit

Posted by: bbr at June 4, 2004 11:27 AM

So many co-inky-dinkies.

I too had thoughts of an early morning Surf mission, but was kept in bed by 4 hours of Rehearsal last night. In the East Bay ending at 12:30, no less.

And the Heckles at that spot from youngsters has helped rename it for me to 12 Monkees.

Any one who has surfed with the Doof knows he never throws 'tude, but it was there that he was asked by someone topping out at maybe 100 pounds, "what the hell are you doing, KOOK?"
And his reply came, "I am going to KILL YOU, RIGHT NOW!!!"

Plus stiches from glass breaking under cleaning pressure also exists in my personal experience. I just remember thinking, "Shit, I'm not even stoned and this is happening to me."
We were supposed to meet near there this morning at 6 but we both opted to sleep in.

Posted by: Friend #1 at June 4, 2004 11:29 AM

Enough about me
How's about you?
How's the lil' kid?
She was about 2 the last time we spoke
I hadn't smoked or took a shot of drink
Cause I'd start the 2nd album off on another note
Now, that note threw some crackas in the hood off
But see I'd balled out, and before I fall out
I'd Slow my Lac down to a nice speed
The brain is that fried egg I might need
New direction was apparent
I was a child looking at the floor staring
So changing my style was like release for the primitive beast
Yes I was on the rise, yeast was the street
To make bread-Never primary concern
Just to hop on these beats and wait my turn
I'd meet muslims, ganstas, bitches, rastas, and macoroni crackas - imposters
So on a trip to New York on some beeswax
I get invited to a club where emcees at
And on stage is a singer with some thing on her head
Similar to the turban that I covered up my dreads with
Which I was rocking at the time
When I was going through them phases trying to find
Anything that seemed real in the world
Still searching, but I started liking this girl

it's friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiday. have a good one niceness people, pretend you're out at waikiki watching little kids being pushed into their first wave and smile, spread the vibe in the water this weekend and it'll come back at ya with interest.

Posted by: j at June 4, 2004 11:44 AM

looking to suck some knowledge from you folks. planning a little surf getaway and am in need of some guidance.

here is my deal:
longboarder (surfing a little less then one year, so nothing crazy, looking for mellow waves)

I have 10 days in mid june to leave from and return to San Francisco

I have a car and my dog and am willing to go where ever the time permits

any sweet coastal camping with breaks nearby? Probably camp most of the time and spend one or two nights in a motel

any leads would be great. thanks in advance

Posted by: bay newbie at June 4, 2004 11:50 AM

what's up with blakestah's favorite jetty these days?!? a couple of weeks ago i paddled out and immediately got stink-eye from a young surfer. then he paddles by and bumps me and pushes my board away. i'm like "whatever - you'll get a fin in your eye soon enough with that karma." at least he redeemed himself - i gave him a "nice wave" on a decent ride and he apologized for being a dick. but fuck the attitude - next time i paddle out at that spot, i'm going to wear some spiked wrist bands...

Posted by: caveman at June 4, 2004 11:57 AM


Nothing tastes better after
a long session at THE JETTY

Posted by: HMB Dept of Beverages at June 4, 2004 12:01 PM

HEY EGP- Call off the ankle biters! Thought you had some juice down there? donde esta poca amor?

E- should have called their mothers.
i'm with bbr---18-20'?

Stoke on y'all. Thanks for a fun week at work ().

Posted by: steama at June 4, 2004 12:02 PM

bay newbie: i recommend san onofre (orange county). check out the surfline site's travel section for info.

Posted by: loon at June 4, 2004 12:05 PM

bay newbie: head for cowells it will be the best for inexperienced long boarding in the summer. you will have to travel more than 5 hours to get easy rolling summertime longboard surf. try c-street ventura, malizoo or topanga north LA county, san onofre--favorite summertime campground long boarder heaven north SD county. other than that not much in between for consistent long boardable surfable waves in the summer.

someothers might have more central coast ideas for you. i would say you would get sunked 9 times out of 10 if you dont know exactly where to go. stick to the major summertime breaks where the long boarders go.

Posted by: dsx at June 4, 2004 12:07 PM

I empathize with your mood, E. About 10 years ago I got back into surfing after a 25 year break to do the career/school thing. Really tough to still fire the 16-yr old neurons in a 40-yr old body. Mind does turn, body refuses to cooperate. Bought a board at Wise, paddled out at OB, lined-up perfect on a wave, stood up, and performed the first of many perfect face plants. I continued to practice face planting and meaningless displacement of water for weeks until the body caught up with the mind.

But I was soooooo stoked to get back to surfing. I became a Lindy Lot Lizzard and surfed as much as I possibly could in every imaginable mush, slop, closed-out crap for which Anal Mar is so famous.

Then I started surfing SC a lot. It doesn't take many perfect walls on the West Side or north of town to absolutely ruin one's motivation. I would paddle out at Pathetica but after a few close-outs or mushburgers it felt like self abuse, and not the fun kind.

The silver lining to this dark cloud is that the crew down south is totally spoiled. So hit one the glamour spots when the tide is a pinch high and you'll be suprised how thin the crowds can be.

p.s. Just picked up a voice mail from my pal Vern, one of the local crew who still rips. He says it's thumping at the Lane. Get me outta here!!!!!

Posted by: Bruce at June 4, 2004 12:11 PM

bay newbie - loon gave a good recommendation, there's a lot of fun breaks in that stretch of coast between san clemente and encinitas. i surfed sanO a few times last weekend, pretty fun stuff for a longboarder, everyone is super niceness too. there are a few camp spots in that area, i believe the north one just south of trestles you can see from the water is military only, there's another south, also carlsbad has a campground or two - and if i remember right they have showers that take quarters. water temps were around 70 last weekend and the dolphins pods were in full 'hello fellow ocean lover' mode.

Posted by: j at June 4, 2004 12:11 PM

20 foot? thats one hell of a south facing spot.

sc is going off as we speak..

Posted by: bagel at June 4, 2004 12:15 PM

Newbie, this place is supposed to be really nice:


just steps away from the beach at Linda Mar

Posted by: Don Pardoe at June 4, 2004 12:30 PM

Posted by: at June 4, 2004 12:31 PM

newby - on your way down to san o / north SD county there are a couple of good spots at the Ventura / LA county border: county lines and leo carillo. both are ok for long boarding, leo carillo can get a little crowded if the swell is up but its a pretty spot and it has a camp ground. These spots are just north of malibu and not far from la but they're kind of in the country and they feel like they're on a different planet.

Posted by: eric at June 4, 2004 12:32 PM

'18-'20...I know that sounds like bs, but I close my eyes to picture it. I think of the label 15' and that just doesn't do it. I had to use a number bigger than a 15' face because it (the two of them) were bigger.

If you look at the bell curve of the waves in this swell. These had to be the on that little part of the curve. The top .05%.

Bio: Been surfing for 21 years.
Quiver: 6'4" to 9'6"

Last night had an 8'6" LB shape(me) and 9'6" LB (my frined) because we thought high tide would kill it.

Posted by: surfingsam at June 4, 2004 12:40 PM

Sorry, dudes, the attitude at the Jet is much deserved. It's even more crowded than ever these days. If the bad vibe keeps people out of the water then all the better. You may argue that it doesn't but you know it does. I've said it before, we got just a few breaks in HMB. You guys got OB with more power and plenty of space. Why clog up our nugs?

One more thing, it's funny how you all say the Jetty is the weakest break around yet you all seem to be on it.

pimp it this weekend

Posted by: EGP at June 4, 2004 12:42 PM


your host to FUN

Posted by: HMB Council of Etiquette at June 4, 2004 12:45 PM

ss you forgot to tell everyone that you're a 3' midget- 20' right..

Posted by: at June 4, 2004 12:50 PM

ss you forgot to tell everyone that you're a 3' midget- 20' right..

Posted by: at June 4, 2004 12:50 PM

ss you forgot to tell everyone that you're a 3' midget- 20' right..

Posted by: at June 4, 2004 12:51 PM

Water all around is farked up...tied up to high maintenance house visitors all day all week......they just left...must cleanse built up aggravation...I'm going in somewhere, somehow NOW...even just paddling around with my board as a flotation device....preparing for hopeless session....yes! Anything!

Posted by: s.s. sharkbait at June 4, 2004 12:59 PM

jetty sucks, today yesterday and tomorrow. the ONLY reason one would even bother paddling out is they dont have time to drive far enough to get out of the NW winds. PERIOD.

EGpimp dont worry about real surfers crowding your spot, you should focus all your bad vibing energies on the crew of high schoolers that think that place goes off.

Posted by: dsx at June 4, 2004 01:00 PM

how many hits of acid was that guy who painted that picture of the PACIFICA BEACH RESORT on? that place is huuuge man!

Posted by: bagel at June 4, 2004 01:05 PM

thanks for the welcome back, e. glad to hear that the nonsurf life in SF is as good as ever. it's a beautiful place to live. dude, by the way, you still need to send me your addy so i can send you a check!

how about the End of Phish??? crazy bummer news!!! this summer tour is going to be bittersweet and out of control. no limits, last chance to dance style... It's all about giving respect to the longest standing passion in my life... Would I have felt and loved the energy of surfing before feeling and loving the energy of Phish?? It's all the same Energy... Anyway, I hope a Show works its way into your schedule... maybe charge the Festie in August??

i'm going into the center of capitalism tonight... the dense most urban of urban environs... monolithic Manhattan! a few more people there than in say Salinas, Nic. and a little more developed than Managua... I can't imagine considering the cars and paved roads of suburbia are already vibing me a little... but I'm stoked to score some city pizza and I'll be in the company of good friends dancing to some rock'n'roll music, so it's allllllright... yeah it's allllright.

Posted by: jake at June 4, 2004 01:11 PM

Oh no! Not another "how big was it" AND "mindless localism" discussion on the same day! Peeps are ripping the reefs down south and we're recycling words. Anyone for a stick in the eye or hot bacon up the nose?

Help. . I think. . . I think I'm losing it! Need. . . need. . . need to go surfing!

Posted by: Bruce at June 4, 2004 01:17 PM

anyone know how the wind was on the west side of SC this morning, west of the lane?


Bruce.. go down to your shack in SC.. take a bong rip.. and go surf! geez.. it ain't that tough..

Posted by: e at June 4, 2004 01:22 PM

I just got back from SC morning sesh. It was so-so...overrated the swell is SUPER inconsistent that makes the drop-ins and snakes even worse, every wave had at least 5-10 guys going for it. not worth the drive. maybe next swell will be better.

Posted by: dsx at June 4, 2004 01:23 PM

west side winds were really picking up at 9am when i left, very choppy about 1000 yards offshore, the kelp kept it smooth for a while, my guess is that it was torn up by noon.

Posted by: dsx at June 4, 2004 01:30 PM

thanks dsx.. inconsistent eh? hrmm..

bruce.. i was only joshin' ya.. I'm right there in that NEED TO SURF headspace.. when's it gonna go down?? how are we gonna make it happen?

Posted by: e at June 4, 2004 01:36 PM

REEF contest winner Rosy Palm

Waves blow? Stuck in a cubicle?
With a digital camera and your finger you can shoot your own "porn"

Anaheim, CA

Omaha, NB

Posted by: Don Pardoe at June 4, 2004 01:50 PM

jake, bienvenido a los estados unidos, particularmente al costa este donde no hay olas, especialmente ahora! tu necesita ir al OBX de Carolina del Norte durante el otono otra vez. es posible que muchas huracanes veniran dar muchisimas olas!

Posted by: drdy at June 4, 2004 01:51 PM

5:45 am... 40 peeps on just one peak. That is all.

Posted by: dano at June 4, 2004 02:00 PM

don pardos funny..these guys are making me feel better..

Posted by: bagel at June 4, 2004 02:03 PM

hola el doctor! claro que el unico razon que estoy tranquilo sobre las olas que no existen en la costa este durante el verano es por causa de "la epoca de hurricanos" en el otono... ya tengo planes para un 'tour' en septiembre, entonces nos vemos otra vez en obx... tambien me gustaria hacer algo loco como un viaje a novascotia... venga los hurricanos!!

Posted by: jake at June 4, 2004 02:31 PM

stinkeye pic from SC yesterday.. I guess the East side has been going bananas during this swell.. rides from O'neils all the way into sharks cove! supposedly even the "hard-core" west side guys are over there..

Posted by: e at June 4, 2004 02:46 PM

don pardoe - funny shizz man!

tick...tick...tick...time to go yet...

Posted by: j at June 4, 2004 03:07 PM

yeah.. don pardoe.. those shots are classic!!

fyi.. yesterday saw the highest number of unique visitors to E's surf report ever! 1,049!

many many lurkers out there... which is totally cool.

Posted by: e at June 4, 2004 03:24 PM


Posted by: at June 4, 2004 03:46 PM

18-20'...i dunno....i got out of the water about 40 min before this alleged super set came through. definitely not that big. it was head high to a foot or maybe 2 OH the whole time i was there. darkness plays with your eyes...

Posted by: luke at June 4, 2004 03:56 PM

eeeeeaaaasssstt ssssiiiiiddddeee!

jack's house through to sharks? uhh, about as likely as that 20' wave last night. you might make it to the stairs if you're lucky enough to snag the right wave and none of the 5 million peeps in the lineup drop in on you, which is even less probable. sorry to burst that little foam bubble. i just got out of the water. betweeen the kelp and the crowd, you could maybe walk down to sharks without really getting wet, but ride a wave? not today...

Posted by: big g at June 4, 2004 04:20 PM

Fark! Yes! Rode part of a Rectangle I mean Wave. Couple teeny turns. Thank you fans, I'm sure all 1049 of you skilled surfers are as excited by this stellar news as I am.

OB: details totally irrelevant. South water meeting north wind. You can imagine. If you must go, you'll go regardless of how doofy it is. Started by myself but a couple other souls paddled into the soup a bit later. Sunny.

Posted by: s.s. sharkbait at June 4, 2004 04:27 PM

wow everybody north of monterey is probably surfing the east side right now..think we could get a huge patch of kelp outside of ob..stat..probably wouldnt even help fucking northwest wind

Posted by: bagel at June 4, 2004 05:40 PM

advice corner:

anyone have any of those earplugs that are costom molded to your ear? are they really better than the silicone ones at walgreens?

Posted by: bagel at June 4, 2004 05:42 PM

Hey Jake with the finger porn, that's great, made me laugh outloud for the first time all day. I hit it this afternoon just south of Pacifica, no wind, overhead sets mostly closed out, but a couple quick drops and fizzle, worth it after all week of no go. I can't stand driving far, damned gas. I need a bike rack, or to get in touch with my inner Amish and bust out the horse and cart.
Oh yeah, props to the guy I see in the single digit avenues on his bike with his board under his arm.
Also, niceness is great, in all parts of life, before I knew this crew was around, I always tried to spread the smile, even when drop ins fall on my dome...spread it, spread the niceness, it's one-a the best things around.

Posted by: hee hee at June 4, 2004 07:19 PM

I just got back from Disneyland. I don't know what all the fuss is about. It was mushy and maybe knee high. Almost certainly better at the vibe jetty.

Posted by: blakestah at June 4, 2004 07:41 PM

Nice F'ing try.


Posted by: EGP at June 4, 2004 08:00 PM

the damage:

Posted by: bbr at June 4, 2004 08:19 PM



surfing location:


very highly recommended surf spot

Princeton Breakwater
Half Moon Bay Jetty

* easy access
* check it without leaving your car
* little to no paddle out
* barrels on a clean south!
* plenty of free parking
* just around the corner from world-famous MAVERICK'SŪ surf spot
* very high cell phone range / receptivity area
* recommended TOP TEN learning spot by Surfcamp USA

Protected from the Northwest, north winds are OFFSHORE here!
The peak shifts as the sand bar shifts, but is closest to the jetty. Best on a high tide. Breaks well between tides, but really high tides put the breaks too close to the shore. BEST WAVES BREAK ALONG THE JETTY. Mostly rights, but with a 5' and up swell there are tasty lefts off the peak. Can get UNREAL on a clean south swell. The beach break is fine from 3' and up, but often sections. Beware of inshore rocks. If you're interested in scoring some after sesh drugs, ask around for the courteous local dealer, EG Pimp.

EASY LINKS to more information on EL GRANADA JETTY surfspot:



a really good and underrated surf spot-

EL GRANADA JETTY ( Princeton Breakwater / Half Moon Bay Jetty )

Posted by: HMB Bureau of Tourism at June 4, 2004 08:22 PM

Is that the same jetty that is in Pacific Palisades? South of Sunset Point and North of the Santa MOnica Pier?
If so, move on over, I am The Pimp!

Posted by: searoom at June 4, 2004 09:01 PM


Posted by: Pre-pubescent jetty rider at June 4, 2004 09:01 PM

HMB Jetty crew

Posted by: keep primpin' at June 4, 2004 09:19 PM

Hey everyone, the PHD Nerd is suffering from Diarrhea of the mouth again. Short man's syndrome if I've ever seen it.

Business must be slow in the Rotating Scam System business and it's making him cranky and just plain uppleasant.

baby need bottle?


Posted by: EGP at June 4, 2004 09:38 PM

EGP, I only post as me.

The rest are your loyal fanclub, AFAIK.


Posted by: blakestah at June 4, 2004 10:00 PM

I did make the predawn pilgrimage to Santa Cruz this morning. And, it was indeed, a little inconsistent. However, my half dozen or so overhead peelers from the Tin Man to the beach made it better than perfect by OB standards. Missed you.

Posted by: Spider Man at June 4, 2004 10:48 PM

FYI: Surfed from 2-5pm today little bit south (1/2 mile) of natural bridges in S.C. Considering what we have seen here last month it was perfect. Head high most sets, bigger every now and then, no wind, and 3 of us in the lineup. Most waves lined up pretty good, some of the larger set waves were sectiony and would close, but all in all way worth it. It looked huge from the cliff, but not so intimidating once in the water, I thought it was kinda funny how OB always looks the opposite.

Posted by: TJ at June 4, 2004 11:32 PM

If that's the case then I apologize but I'm not buying it.


Posted by: EGP at June 5, 2004 07:36 AM

I jettied yesterday 6-7 too---clean, small, with infrequent sets; hung with a few others just a wee bit off the main group, and didn't get any vibe. I was too impatient to wait for the every-15-minutes sets, so I grabbed what little ones I could and had a good time.

Posted by: Klooless Kook at June 5, 2004 08:18 AM

keep PICKIN' your pimples

Posted by: Jetty doofus club at June 5, 2004 09:55 AM

full on scored south of oceanside with a four hour sesh. first in and out barrel, woohoo!

like this quote:

"the price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."

Posted by: gvibe at June 5, 2004 11:52 AM

Joe here, I just put up a sick sequence on G-mackeral's site , here is one of em, G-mac about to feel the hammer at teahupoo:

Posted by: joe at June 5, 2004 12:14 PM

doh!! how do you post pics again?

Posted by: joe at June 5, 2004 12:14 PM

Use the standard img html code for embedding an image

Substitute shift comma and shift period for the signs, and
put the URL where it says URL

Posted by: blakestah at June 5, 2004 01:41 PM

i drove by jetty today and it looked suuuper fun, no joke. just too damn crowded. i scored some overhead wedges elsewhere. tons'o'fun...

Posted by: bbr at June 5, 2004 06:45 PM

What's with this jetty "pimp" guy? Does he actually manage prostitutes, or it some kind of MTV wannabe rapper thing?

Chron was blowing like Cape Horn but juicy wedges would muscle their way thru anyway. Total utility sesh.

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