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Turkey Day

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Some folks say there’s always surf on thanksgiving Day.
But for the past couple of years, that rule has been broken.

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And given the season so far, this years Turkey Day didn’t hold too much promise.

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November brought some surf, but days like this were the norm.
In fact, this was one of the better ones.

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Bromi Krock made the most of this fun little day.

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And this is the Good Land, so we have fun with whatever we get!

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So Thanksgiving morning, we arrived to find a pleasant surprise.

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Solid, clean lines rolling in.

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A sunny, brisk autumn morning with just a few guys out.
This guy, Trevor Scoggins, was getting his fill before running off to work.

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Another Goleta local Travis Brooks was on it early, and he stayed on it all day!

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The conditions were so good, even the real locals couldn’t resist having a go.

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There were plenty of barrels to get into,
but finding your way out was a bit of a challenge.

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Travis Brooks was charging hard.

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Then these guys showed up. Bobby Morris and Adam Rondepierre.

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Meanwhile Trevor continued to feast.

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Round about this time, the fog rolled in.

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Bobby wasted no time finding the thickest barrels to drop into.

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“Bow Wow”

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The fog didn’t affect the conditions at all, and more and more surfers kept paddling out.

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But the heaviest, nastiest closeouts were reserved for this guy.

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Only a few times did he make it back out.

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That’s one thick lip…

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…and a deep barrel.

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The glass curtain drops.

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That many heavy closeouts took a toll on his equipment.
Morris broke a board and a leash, but he was still smiling.
Luckily he had another board handy.

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Scoggins took a few on the head as well.

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As did most everybody.

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But there were a few happy endings, like this beauty for Bobby.

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Also in attendance for the festivities was Rob Cathcart.

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And Paul Franzen, dropped into some clean, green bombs.

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And Adam Rondepierre, with one of the prettiest little tubes of the day.

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And one of the few punts of the day.

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So to sum it up. Amazing day for surf in Goleta.
A little unexpected and completely welcomed.

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Just one more thing to be thankful for!
And yes, there’s surf on Thanksgiving.

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