This weekend was good as far as waves go. Friday the conditions became prime right before dark, and I scored some fun beach break with my brother Colin and his friend Josh. The wind was howling, but it was offshore so it was a good thing. It was great also because there was only one other guy out surfing, and he was down the beach. Fun surf sessions can happen in the least expected places and times, because just a little bit of a change of the tide, swell direction, wind, or a combination of those things can change everything. Earlier that day the wind was blowing very hard onshore, and the ocean did not look promising. But, as the sun got lower, the waves and conditions got better.
Saturday was not great, I surfed Rincon and it was rather small, and there was a bit of a crowd. There was still a few fun ones despite being unmotivated by the majority of bad waves. Sunday was a different story. My friends Adam, Jeff, and I headed up to Hollister Ranch. We didn’t think that it was going to be very good, but we were pleasantly surprised when we got our first glimse of the ocean and saw a solid set of about 5 waves roll in. We were super excited and rushed to the spot to where we threw on our sandy wet wetsuits on and paddled out. It ended up being a fun time with all of us switching off waves and just enjoying the day. We weren’t sure what to expect after our first session, but we headed back down the beach and caught a glimpse of a few good looking waves down the beach. We paddled back out with slowly freezing feet because it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. It was just us three out in the water too, so that made it even better. By the end of the day, I was completely sunburned, surfed out, and ready to go to bed by about 6. The day wrapped up the weekend very well, and was the best day out of those three days.