There was a lot of these laying around.
Lots of guys are gonna have new surfboards on their Christmas list.
Goleta boy Ricky Hayes drops in on a homegrown bomb. Booya.
Nice backside slash.
You can run but you can’t hide.
Matt Wessen, above and below, was a standout, making some heavy drops and setting speed records on the huge faces.
Just about sunset, a guy on his cellphone says ,” Hey, Kelly Slater’s at Devereux right now.” His buddy replies, ” No he’s not, he’s right there!”
Suddenly, we’re at a world class break.
All the crowd was buzzing as we watched the eight time world champion make his way to the rocks at Campus Point for his professional water entry.
And there he stood, for like, half an hour. Made for a great photo op!
Eventually, he jumped in on the Depressions side of the rocks and paddled out through a set, narrowly escaping a rocky encounter. We had heard he surfed at Sandspit and Devereux earlier in the day, so the guy must’ve been spent, but he made it out and >dropped into a monster close out. Then we lost track of him.
So overall, an amazing day of surf in Goleta. We went home knowing the next day was supposed to be even bigger!
Hard to imagine…