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Surf session counter: 1058
Tuesday July 5 2016 06:03:03 AM
Created: Thursday July 7 2016 06:03:17 AM
Modified: Thursday July 7 2016 06:03:35 AM
Monday May 2 2016 08:00:00 AM
Created: Thursday May 19 2016 02:50:33 AM
Modified: Thursday May 19 2016 02:50:33 AM
Saturday October 10 2015 11:00:00 AM
Created: Wednesday October 14 2015 03:05:39 AM
Modified: Wednesday October 14 2015 03:05:39 AM
Sunday August 30 2015 05:50:37 PM
Created: Sunday August 30 2015 05:33:02 PM
Modified: Sunday August 30 2015 05:33:02 PM
Thursday February 5 2015 09:00:00 PM
Created: Wednesday October 14 2015 02:58:08 AM
Modified: Wednesday October 14 2015 02:58:08 AM
Thursday February 5 2015 07:00:00 PM
Created: Wednesday October 14 2015 02:56:49 AM
Modified: Wednesday October 14 2015 02:56:49 AM
Thursday February 5 2015 06:00:00 PM
Created: Wednesday October 14 2015 02:55:58 AM
Modified: Wednesday October 14 2015 02:55:58 AM
Thursday February 5 2015 04:00:00 PM
Created: Wednesday October 14 2015 02:53:47 AM
Modified: Wednesday October 14 2015 02:55:12 AM
Thursday February 5 2015 01:00:00 PM
Created: Wednesday October 14 2015 02:53:14 AM
Modified: Wednesday October 14 2015 02:54:45 AM
Saturday January 10 2015 12:00:00 AM
Created: Thursday May 19 2016 03:01:55 AM
Modified: Thursday May 19 2016 03:01:55 AM
Sunday December 28 2014 07:00:00 AM
We had 45 mph winds out of the NW all night down the Strait of Georgia ending at 4am. This set up some nice conditions in the morning after the wind died down. Tide was really high so waves were only 1' ankle biters and short 10 second rides. Conditions were perfect and glassy. Waves broke for over 3 hours.
Another fun day of Birch Bay inland surfing logged in the books.
Created: Tuesday December 30 2014 08:27:15 PM
Modified: Tuesday December 30 2014 08:51:06 PM
Tuesday August 12 2014 04:52:08 PM
Caught an evening surf - with most other places flat or flat and crowded, Waddell had some nice beach breaks going in the mid area - but the real fun was at the point on the southern end of the beach - with several different bowl sections giving mostly good lefts. Fun waves, but the real treat was the wildlife - a couple of dolphins swam north right past us then back south with a whole pod who hung around in the waves, I guess eating and playing. Later 3 seals jumping around - were they hunting or being hunted - never quite sure in these waters :-)
Created: Tuesday August 12 2014 04:57:20 PM
Modified: Tuesday August 12 2014 04:57:20 PM
Saturday July 26 2014 04:30:00 PM
Went north of Santa Cruz to find even a bit of swell - town is super-flat. Tried to get my 8 yr old out on a soft-top, but the watre was just too cold for his cheap wetsuit. So wrapped him in a blanket on the beach and had a few small walls. Beautiful place.
Created: Saturday July 26 2014 04:34:27 AM
Modified: Saturday July 26 2014 04:34:27 AM
Wednesday December 4 2013 06:38:44 AM
Created: Wednesday December 4 2013 06:41:24 AM
Modified: Wednesday December 4 2013 06:41:24 AM
Sunday August 18 2013 04:41:14 PM
Well too small to shortboard, so I grabbed an old foamboard out of my garage and used that. Really fun, vibe is great. Everyone is having a good time, no wave fighting, just good vibes. Went surfing until 8 at night, best waves were at night when there were only a couple others out and the size went up too about 4 feet. Did some cruisy turns and drops. One of my favorite sessions.
Created: Tuesday August 20 2013 04:46:53 PM
Modified: Tuesday August 20 2013 04:46:53 PM
Wednesday July 3 2013 12:09:19 AM
Created: Wednesday July 3 2013 12:09:40 AM
Modified: Wednesday July 3 2013 12:09:40 AM
Wednesday May 1 2013 04:38:03 AM
Got there for the incoming tide (a few hours before high tide). I think I've discovered that I like it better than high or outgoing tide. More waves in many spots and less crowding in the popular spots.
I'm still learning so I managed to catch a few and get my feet on the board. Still not 100% upright yet. But determined... :)
Did get hit by a wall on my last wave. I had to spin fast or get clobbered as I saw it grow fast. Didn't quite have enough momentum and it tried to flip me. I managed to push up enough to keep on my board... but it ended up a beachbreak by the time it broke.. so no visibility.. just shit loads of sand. I managed to walk out of the water before the next break came and figured it was my sign to take a break. The whole patch sat flat after that one... so I called it a day. Only saw a few more rollers come in after that when I got changed and came back down to be a spectator.
Saw one guy get a good head gashing over in the Jetty. His head dented the crap out of the rail on his beautiful custom board. He was more worried about the board then the blood gushing down his head. lol Funny thing is I'd be exactly the same way about my board. ;)
Created: Thursday May 2 2013 04:55:09 AM
Modified: Thursday May 2 2013 04:55:09 AM
Saturday November 10 2012 06:13:20 AM
People, please start making an effort to get out of the way when people are up and riding waves. This starts before the wave is 10 or 20 feet from you. You should be able to tell long before the wave gets to you whether you should go into the whitewater or over the shoulder away to the left of the curl on a right breaking wave. If you can't get clear of the rider's path, and the rideable part of the breaking face, you should be paddling into the whitewater. If you are paddling to the shoulder, you should be paddling AWAY from the rider so that you don't interfere with the rider's cutback, or force them to slow down.
When you position yourself in the water, waiting for waves, if the surfer to your left is better than you, you're in the wrong spot. Skilled surfers sit as deep as their ability allows them to sit without ruining waves for others. If you're less skilled than the surfer to your left, all you're likely doing is paddling for a bunch of waves you don't know yourself whether you'll make (because your ability level's not good) and making life miserable for surfers who would be allowing waves to pass to you if you would just be respectful and sit to their left. You can't get down the line as fast as a surfer with a better skill level than you, and that means you really have no business sitting deeper than them. It's a kook move to even try, so don't be surprised when they guy who surfs pretty well that you've been trying to sit inside of all days yells at you the first chance he gets.
When you surf with consideration for others, everybody gets more waves, especially you if you're not as good as others in the line-up. It's been way out of hand for years, but lately it's been really, really, really bad.
Created: Saturday November 10 2012 06:15:43 AM
Modified: Saturday November 10 2012 06:15:43 AM
Sunday November 4 2012 09:56:12 PM
All time uncrowded session at the cave. Surf was getting bigger to the point where my 5 '11 stopped working.All the local boys were super cool. I loved Maui so much I am now back in California depressed because I scored amazing surf for 3 days at the Bay. The surf is cold, gutless, and small in Cali. I see why surfers from Maui hate California. I wish I had a wave like this in San Clemente. I wish I could live on Maui!
Created: Thursday November 8 2012 10:03:01 PM
Modified: Thursday November 8 2012 10:03:01 PM
Thursday July 26 2012 10:00:00 AM
First time out at Topanga, tiny waves, but some fun on the sets, mix of longboarders and others, the quad fish proved easy for catching waves, even for an unfit old guy like me... Highlights were the dolphins swimming past (as I was getting suited up...) and the nice vibe in the water: people chatting, no aggro, made for a really nice session. Cool locals!
Created: Thursday July 26 2012 10:18:26 PM
Modified: Thursday July 26 2012 10:23:36 PM
Friday July 13 2012 03:01:27 PM
Created: Monday August 20 2012 03:03:07 PM
Modified: Monday August 20 2012 03:03:07 PM
Wednesday May 9 2012 08:51:50 PM
Created: Tuesday May 15 2012 08:54:07 PM
Modified: Tuesday May 15 2012 08:54:07 PM
Thursday March 15 2012 06:15:51 PM
Created: Thursday March 15 2012 06:16:14 PM
Modified: Thursday March 15 2012 06:16:14 PM