Swell perked a little over on this side of the pond. Got into the chest high range at some spots in northern Ventura county, but the tide was fighting it every step of the way. Water was exceptionally warm for this late in the year. I reckon it was pushing 19 at La Conchita where my pal Tim and I got a few waves on the dropping tide. La Conchita is yet another right point set up. It’s maybe 3 km south of Rincon and features an interesting top of the point take off zone under a long pier that runs out to an artificial island where they drill for oil (California is a major oil producing state still).
Anyway, we were messing about down the point from there. Waves were pretty soft and gutless despite the period getting up above the 10 sec mark. Really woulda been better on a mal than the 7S fishy I was using. Anyway, after we got outta the water, I went up to the top of the point and grabbed a few shots to share.
To round things off California style, my pal Guy and I went into Santa Barbara to the Soho cafe to watch a couple of amazing surf guitar players, Paul and Gil who gig under the name The Duotones. They have a funky little website where you can check out their stuff. They played all the biggies from the surf music era (Pipeline, Walk don’t run, Apache, Sleepwalk, Mr Moto, Baja, Perfidia, etc etc). Brilliant stuff.