Folks back East think we don’t have seasons here. But if you live here a while,
the change becomes obvious.
April 1st, 2010 gave us a glimpse of winter and a long afternoon of spring.
A cold evening of rain, and a little snow, gave way to a beautiful sunny spring day.
Mother Nature’s April Fools Day prank.
Warm temps with a cool breeze, green hills and everything in bloom.
That’s spring in Goleta.
Spring brings a nice mix of ground and wind swells,
giving a surfer plenty of options..
Mark Morey always seems to put himself in the right places.
While the spring winds can muck up a lot of spots, a little effort and some
local knowledge can help you find a protected break.
Paul and Vinny Leonelli are always thinking, and they usually figure out where
to get the finest surf.
This was Vinny’s third session of the day.
Young and stoked.
If you don’t live here, this is what spring in Goleta looks like.
About 50 yards from the surf.
Few people have more local knowledge than these guys.
The Smith Brothers, Dustin and Landon, have spent their whole lives surfing the
And few people have more fun in their backyard.
These guys ran out of the bushes, right past the crowd, and up to the top,
where they paddled into their own empty line up.
And lots of empty barrels.
The only fools this April 1st, were the ones that stayed inside and watched TV.