It all started on Friday, January 11th.
You could tell it was going to be a good weekend. The swell was growing and the heat was pleasing.
Sands, two guys out.
By Saturday morning, it was on.
As usual nowadays, the swell was expected and advertised heavily.
No surf spot was left untouched.
But the surf was there.
Some long lulls, but healthy sets,and that kept everybody interested.
West Goleta, January 12th, 2008
Murf O’Dean, above, in the slot.
David Beerman, finger draggin on the wall.
Photos from a cheesy water camera.
Check out the glass.
The beach was getting mighty crowded at high tide.
Jim Daniels enjoyed a good long ride, until someone decided his turn was over.
Time to move on.
Saturday afternoon, the finals of a High School competition
was winding down at Campus Point.
The swell was still showing, but not as powerful as earlier in the day.
This guy wasn’t in the contest, but he still won.
This was taken from the tip of Campus Point. Clear day, big frickin’ ship.
USS Ronald Reagan.