The long period swell from June 7th put a hurting on some of the Newport Wedge locals. And thank god the cameras were there to catch all the chaos that ensued.
Good people at Equinox,
Just thought I'd drop you a line. Through a friend (Rich P. of Forest Lake, as my Japanese credit card would not work in your payment system) I bought one of your quad fish boards, a 5-10 Coalition. It was inexpensive so I thought I'd keep the board around my mom's home in Irvine for when I visited from Japan. I thought the 6 & 6 oz glass would make for heavier than necessary but figured it'd be durable and good to keep around so what the hell. I took the board out in Huntington in overhead, Trestles shoulder +, and out in Oceanside above the pier at the first jetty in head high. Caught took off on the first big pumper that I paddled for and never looked back. I ended up bringing the board back to Japan and have taken it out a number of times in the last week and really enjoyed it.
Now I'm gonna have to buy another board for when I visit Irvine next time. I'll be in touch.
Saw your ad in either Surfline or MSW and that's how I found your site. I grew up in Torrance and lived in Manhattan Bch and El Porto so I noticed your Hermosa address immediately. Good onya guys and best wishes.
Onjuku, Chiba, Japan
MOVING BACK: Now you have camped out on the nose but the wave is starting to die a little and you need to get back. Gently cross step to be back of the board while keeping your eye down the line. It's OK to look down at your feet but try to refain from looking back as this might throw off your balance. Once you are back try a nice smooth cutback and set up for the next section.
Check out the video below for some great noseriding in action.
About a century ago, the sport of surfing made its way from Hawaii to California’s coast. Since then, almost every area of surfing – design of surfboard, riders, and the industry – have showed drastic changes while the best surfing spots have pretty much remained unchanged. There are numerous amounts of them stretching from Northern California down to Southern California incorporating many different types waves.
Just a little off the Highway 101, Rincon can be found on the edge of the line of Santa Barbara County and Ventura County. On a good day you will get rubbery legs from this lengthy point-break, which is divided into: the Cove, Indicators and Rivermouth. For years, a lot of the progression of surfing took place at this spot and it is also known as the spot that produced popular surfers like Bobby Martinez and Tom Curran.
Rincon, which has a reasonably small beach, perches on
the shoreline’s curve and angled towards waves coming in. This angled coastline provides and ideal setup and waves peel down the beach. This spot is a winter spot with W/NW swells making this plate light up. As a result of the Channel Islands, the summer months are typically very flat.
Rincon’s Best Surfboard
Although there are a variety of different boards being ridden at Rincon, the preferred stick is a shortboard. This wave can become very high performance on the right swell and having a responsive board is key. The shortboard surfboards are generally less than 7ft in length. There are various kinds of shortboard surfboards, including quad fin, thruster, step up and pod. This wave provides plenty of large shoulders to perfect your cutbacks, big turns and airs.