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Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday

All right, we were skeptical, but now we know that sometimes the experts can predict a swell.
We laughed at the projected swell size, but they weren’t too far off.
This was Tuesday at sunrise, Campus Point. Not much happening.

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By the afternoon, the swell had arrived, and so had the masses.

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There were plenty of excellent surfers to photograph.
If you see yourself, contact us and we’ll put your name on here.

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Ricky Hayes, right where you want to be.

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Goleta native, Brian Wilcoxen.

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The lines were strong and the sets were well spaced, but there was a bit of a bump rolling through sideways. So while it wasn’t quite connecting all the way through, there were great rides to be had with some crazy drops.

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This sequence is a beautiful wave ridden well by this guy, name unknown.

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Which brings us to the crowd factor.
While the lineup was packed, we didn’t see too many close calls and no serious accidents; remarkable, considering most Goleta surfers aren’t really used to these conditions.

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