December 2020 brought us surf, and the end of a long, ugly year.
One early December day, we found a few local boys dominating the line up at Campus Point.
Vinny Leonelli, Brian Switzer and Sam Harden were making the most of a weak swell,
but it was only the beginning of a long run of waves.
The afternoon sun made for a nice backdrop to the mellow scene.
The mellow was about to end, however. This winter is going to be crowded.
Students without classrooms and people without jobs have discovered surfing.
Or maybe they already knew about it, but now they’ve got lots of spare time to do it.
Places that used to be special and sacred are now just another surf spot on the Instagram feed.
From dawn to dusk, beaches are now busy places.
But let’s not focus on that….
Surfing for me has always been about getting out in nature and enjoying my surroundings,
and it will continue to be that way.
Solo sessions are still possible, usually right under everyone’s nose.
Bobby Morris and Stephan Rondepierre had a fun morning in late December.
Crowds are never really an issue for Bobby.
Folks are usually quite courteous towards him.
Stephen got some fun ones as well.
And Bobby just keeps getting better.
December had a lot of beautiful sunsets and a big moon.
The waves just keep coming, so 2021 should be off to a great start.
Surfing is more popular than ever….
So join the party….