The end of 2019 brought us some decent rain, turning our world from brown to green.
Following is a variety of images from the last 2 months of the year.
Most of the autumn months, hiking was the activity of choice,
since the surf was mostly a No Show.
And the hills were a golden brown, waiting for rain.
Patiently, we waited for the swells to begin to trickle down from the north.
The end of November, and the seasons were beginning to change.
Things were cooling down, and the moisture in the air was making for some remarkable
sunrise and sunsets.
And some waves started to arrive!
Sloppy, windblown waves…..but still surfable.
Change was on the horizon.
The last days of November brought us substantial rain.
The hard Goleta clay got soft and moist, and the creeks got their first rinse.
And with the rain came some clean little waves.
A small handful of surfers were waiting to greet the first waves of the season.
Among them was our old friend Bobby Morris.
Doing what Bobby has been doing most of his life, shredding little Goleta waves.
And the local crowd approved.
These clean, glassy conditions were fleeting, as the afternoon would bring wind most days.
Early December brought a lot of beautiful, but brisk days, and a series of decent swells.
And out came the soft top army.
December also brought more rain. The two months combined brought us over 7 inches of rain!
A good start.
Between rain storms, the wind was a factor.
But sometimes, the wind can be your friend……
And so ends another year.
Here’s to more surf and rain in 2020!