I had friends from Delaware in town that week. We got Blacks, Trestles, IB all firing.The week of the 2016 election I flew out to California with my two boys and caught what was probably one of the best swells if not the best swell Southern California got that year. We had non-stop waves for 8 days and either glassy or offshore conditions every day. 2 long sessions every day in perfect conditions everywhere we went. Perhaps not what some of you would call a great surf trip especially if you live there anyway but for a dad taking his two boys on a trip it was a pretty special one.
Below is a screen shot of a video (not me) from the biggest day of our stay. The smallest it was during our stay that trip was shoulder high.
Abreojos a million years ago. Drove down that washboard road through that godawful desert and off in the distance it came into view and it was FIRING! Our stoke meter was pegged at a million. We camped pretty much where this guy did and had just about the same view.
I watched a guy with a peg leg on a longboard charge double overhead Supertubos. That was a sight to behold.1982. I was surfing in Biarritz and decided to hop over the border to San Sebastian. Instead I ended up in Peniche, Portugal. Surfed Supertubos for a week with two French surfers ( one went on to become a pro- Eric Graciet). Quite the adventure back then for a 20 year old.
Had the longest wave of my life at Trestles on the biggest day. I was on a 6'6 and it took me over an hour to get one of the bomb sets away from the guys on big boards. Linked 3 peaks together.I had friends from Delaware in town that week. We got Blacks, Trestles, IB all firing.