Bump and Grind
Early spring, late winter. 2011.
The creeks of Goleta are brimming and the wildflowers are popping.
And the waves are rolling…
But you got to get it early, because afternoon can get sloppy.
If you’re up early and you see this, you know this usually means wind is coming.
So if it’s at all possible, get your session in early.
This winter has brought us a lot of crazy rain storms and some heavy winds.
This old regular at Sands gave up in early march.
But with storms come waves.
And we reckon that’s what this website is about.
“He who hesitates is lost.”
Ian Jenkins never hesitates to drop into anything.
While the conditions this afternoon were funky at best, that didn’t keep him from ripping into
anything resembling a line.
Elsewhere in the lineup, danger lurked….
Not exactly how Laird does it….
Yes, the spring has surf. But spring is when the back country is firing as well.
If you really want to appreciate Goleta, you gotta realize there’s a mountain range
breathing down your neck. And it’s primo when it’s green and wet.
Back at the coast, Goleta boy Trevor Scoggins pulls up on his bike
for a late morning session. Just him and one other local out.
The wind was picking up and bringing the bump on.
The only other guy out was Joey Rakowski, who’s surfed this remote spot since the days
of the Taggerts and the Glasbys.
Despite the warble and funk, Trevor found some good ones.
Another day, same afternoon bumps.
Bobby Morris doesn’t let a little weather get between him and a wave.
Bobby’s been surfing a lot, and it shows.
When we get to shoot Bobby, we’ve learned to clear a whole evening for editing photos,
no matter the conditions. These are just a few.
When we showed up, there was only one other guy out.
Chris Willingham, ripping the chop.
So March, 2011 stumbles into history.
Cold water, unstable weather, occasional crowdiness and lots of waves.