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Wind Fall

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Early June in Goleta brought lots of sunshine and plenty of powerful wind.
White caps were a common sight and for a few dedicated surfers, that meant there were waves
if you knew when and where to find them.

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While there were plenty of days like this to be had, there were also several days that held
some pleasant surprises.

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Some guys surf everyday.
And on days that most of us look at it and head home with our surf tail between our legs,
guys like Bobby Morris and Vinny Leonelli will paddle out and not only surf it, but shred it.

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No wonder they’re so happy.

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On an afternoon that we thought this might be the best surf shot we would get,
Morris and Leonelli showed us otherwise.

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Look at the wave. What would most surfers be doing on a wave like that?
Not this.

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The speed these guys manage to generate on such a quick little wave boggles the mind.

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And it almost always ends with something like this.

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Or this, in true beach break fashion, consumed by the close out.

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This was the mountain view on lots of days. A sure sign of wind on the way.
And it didn’t always produce the desired wind swell effect.

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Some days this was the only type of surf shot we came home with…
but we didn’t think a whole page of this would be too popular.

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Another Goleta local that always finds a wave to ride is Trevor Scoggins.

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He doesn’t mind breaking out the longboard if that what it takes to get some.

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And some days it does, especially in June.

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One good thing about real small days, the crowd doesn’t bother with it.

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So on to summer we go.
Let’s hope gas prices stay down, because a lot of road trips are in our immediate future.

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