For the second month in a row, the South Bay Boardriders Club scheduled their South Bay Surf Series contest on a day with sun and surf, which is not easy. Just ask South Bay Surf League director John Joseph. Joseph has had to reschedule almost as many high school contests this winter as he’s been able to hold.
Thursday morning will see a temporary dip in size for the morning session, but there should still be plenty of fun surf for the top spots. The better West facing beaches should go waist to chest high and some fresh NW ground swell will fill in through the day. The conditions should be excellent with morning with offshore […]
Surfing Pipe and Backdoor, and V-Land at North Shore Oahu, January 2011 Video by Scott Valor
The South Bay Boardriders Club Big Wave Contest finally made it past the talking stage and into the water last weekend when a solid, overhead swell swept in. The surfer who is documented paddling into the biggest South Bay wave ridden this winter will be honored at the First Annual South Bay Big Wave Challenge […]
Dayton Silva, currently the top ranked NSSA college surfer, and the only surfer to have won the South Bay High School Surf League short board, long board and body boarding titles (last year, at Mira Costa) can now claim bragging rights to the title of best South Bay Surfer. On Saturday, Silva won the talent […]
More swell, more off shores, more sunny skies and most importantly, no more rain. For the first time in a long time I am truly terrified to surf in the rain or just after it rains. My last bout with an ocean related, bacteria based illness lasted over a week and kicked my ass. You can roll the dice if you want, but sooner or later you’ll get caught with your hand in the cookie jar. Shoot, I even ordered a few different nose clips online just to give it a try. The next step will be surfing in a hazmat suit.
The local surf industry’s assimilation by the global economy, and its accompanying economic undertow; and the pressure on domestic board shapers to abandon their hand tools for milling machines to fend off foreign imports has not left South Bay surfers with warm feelings for the first decade of the new millennium.
Settling for wind swells by Michael Durand We’re half way through December, and swell wise, it seems Mother Nature is asleep at the wheel, again. Hopefully she snaps out of it soon and starts throwing some legitimate ground swells our way. Summer was bad enough. It’s time for her to punch the clock and make […]