This year is kicking off with a bang.
Plenty of waves and just enough rain. So far, so good.
Every beach in town has had lots of waves for weeks on end.
Some days were clean, some choppy and some clean with a wobble.
Lots of storms and swells moving around.
One fine morning we ran into Guner Tautrim and his boys heading out for a surf.
It was a beautiful morning, little or no wind and minimal crowd.
Guner went right to work .
Dropping deep into a wave he knows well.
Meanwhile, his son Sequoia was working the inside section.
A couple other locals were on it this morning, like Paul Franzen.
And Sam Harden was just finishing his early session when we showed up.
Every once in a while, some big, green monsters would roll through….
And then, some serenity.
Before the next set.
A brisk beautiful morning in Goleta with surf, and it looks like more is coming…..