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Look Back and Smile

Look Back and Smile

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So here we are again. In the midst of another Goleta summer.
Hoping for wind swells and random south swell sneakers…..

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So we decided this would be a good time to share this group of photos from last March.

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In case you forgot, the first few months of 2014 brought us lots of good, clean surf.

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All of Goleta’s points and reefs were alive with activity for several weeks in a row.
And we all knew not to take it for granted, because it never lasts too long.

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There were some bumpy moments, but there was surf.
Fun and rippable, consistently, for a good while.

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Goleta shredder and gentleman, Brian Wilcoxen, enjoyed the weeks of surf.

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As did we all.

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This afternoon in March, we found 2013 Rincon Classic champ Simon Murdoch,
hiding in the shade of some fun ones.

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That’s not too surprising, since we know Simon is a gifted surfer….

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But he was charging on a finless, asymmetrical board.

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And having a ball doing it.

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And to make this session more unique, he was in the company of his pops, George Murdoch.

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“Tubular” George is no stranger to the waves of Goleta, he’s been riding them his whole life….

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….and still loving it!

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It doesn’t take a genius to see where Simon gets his stoke.

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In fact, this was Murdoch family surf day.
Simon’s sister and two brothers were also out in the line up, enjoy some quality time.

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Alex  Murdoch.

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Daniel Murdoch.

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The family that plays together, stays together.

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Brandon Smith showed up and was looking forward to some fun ones….

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But he lost a fin on the first wave, and was left high and dry.

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Another familiar face was enjoying the day…..

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Up and coming surf star Abby Brown.

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Abby won the 2014 Rincon Classic and has been traveling a lot, focusing on her surfing.
To learn more about Abby, Click Here.

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So many waves last winter.

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So as we endure these flat days of another Goleta summer,
look back at sessions like these, and smile….

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And like Pat Donahoe, give thanks for the waves we do get.

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Next winter is just around the bend.

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