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.
By the afternoon, the swell had arrived, and so had the masses.
There were plenty of excellent surfers to photograph.
If you see yourself, contact us and we’ll put your name on here.
Ricky Hayes, right where you want to be.
Goleta native, Brian Wilcoxen.
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.
This sequence is a beautiful wave ridden well by this guy, name unknown.
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.