San Elijo State Beach low tide Big winter swells left the reefs swept clean around San Diego. With negative low tides as the swell dissipated, the water receded to almost where you would sit in the lineup.
All thing from the sea.
Swamis July 2022
Solid pulse of SW swell I was lucky to get a few myself … Looking North Ponto had some massive walls rolling through.
Supergirl Surf Pro
Oceanside Pier Southside Oceanside Pier has been the host for the Supergirl Surf Pro. This year being the 14th year the contest has run. The event has no waiting period. Just 3 days to crown out of a multitude of female talent, one “Supergirl”. This year a south swell provided some contestable surf with favorable […]
Rip Curl WSL Finals
Lower Trestles, San Clemente Ca. A familiar stop for the surfing Championship Tour, Lower Trestles has been a gracious host to many of the world best surfers over the years. The Rip Curl WSL Finals was a first for the World Surf League. 5 surfers entered the draw on both the mens and womens side. […]
Del Mar Pump Track
Skating the Del Mar Pump Track The Pacific Highlands Ranch Pump Track, was originally built to be San Diego’s first all bike pump track. While bikes are allowed on the pump track, I think it is primarily being used by skaters and scooter(ers). I spend a lot of time on my mountain bike and have […]
Surf Definitely wasn’t “pumping” surf by any means. But the weather has been nice and there is a little bit of south west swell energy in the water. A week’s worth of wind swell has dropped ocean temperatures in San Diego. The lifeguard sign is claiming 70 degrees but I would put money on it […]
Carlsbad Red Tide
Red Tide in San Diego This has been the longest lasting red tide I can remember. Maybe the longest in San Diego history?? I just googled it. Apparently the last red tide this large was in 1995. One thing I feel that is unique to this bloom is the lovely aroma. If you have driven […]
Red Tide San Diego
Red Tide in San Diego Really not much of a spectacle by day. But if you catch the waves just after sunset, you have a largely different ocean to view. Red tide after sun down After the sunsets the bioluminescent plankton glow when agitated. For more night time surfing photos. As well as a video […]
Surfing bioluminescent waves. Oceanside, California. Red tide in San Diego Dull red by day and blue neon by night. Bioluminescence also known as Chemiluminescence is the result of a chemical reaction happening inside of plankton. This is a very similar reaction to a fire fly and other glow in the dark creatures. Some of these […]
2019 Billabong Pipemasters The 2019 Billabong Pipemasters did not disappoint. With solid surf for the entire waiting period. Some days were completely maxed out. That gave a small break in the competition to go down the road a bit and watch the boys charge Waimea. The photo above is of Log Cabins at the start […]