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Get me there, NorCal

It started way back in December, though with less frequency, the wind swells began to increase in size and time.  Conditions were lining up waiting for the High pressure to show.   Though January was quite enjoyable, February brought us LOVE.  High pressure is lingering just off side the coast of California holding epic conditions for the whole coast from Eureka down to Encinitas.   The whole Pacific is dream wave producing machines for every surfer in California, and as I hear from my friends in Hawaii, waves over there have been epic as well.    Even tough California enjoys the type of oceanic alignment from time to time, it is rare; and it is a long waited reward for patience surfers in California who had to been depressed from the low quality of swells of the past two years.

Golds Peak
  Three years ago there was a freezing weather that somehow annulled any potential on swell; who knows, maybe the electricity wasn't. And then two years ago the worst winter by far since I moved to California.  Last year was normal, but this year has excitement all over.  


The most enthusiastic promise this year is that we will be seeing a lot more of this oceanic alignment due to climate changes, though I may withhold my enthusiasm due to my reasoning that everything is working well for the surfer, but failing or looking away from the cause, which is global warming.   So, maybe next year I will get to see icebergs floating in California or maybe find flooded parking lots, the truth is sad and our future, though distant, may somehow have a reversible effect.  In the mean time enjoy the pictures.


UPDATE; 2/20/08

Here is what happened over the weekend and monday.  Thanks to those of you who sent me pictures!

Thanks again.. keep those pics coming!
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Get me there, NorCal
Get me there, NorCal
Golds Peak
Golds Peak
SoCal afternoon!
SoCal afternoon!
Central Cal, best secrets are foun…
Central Cal, best secrets are fou…
Central Cal again
Central Cal again
Need I say more..
Need I say more..
My favorite spot, this one is for …
My favorite spot, this one is for…
Djapana
D'japana
La Jolla
La Jolla
Cold!
Cold!
Thats a swell!
That's a swell!
Somewhere in Santa Cruz.
Somewhere in Santa Cruz.
Gotta get the sessions done at Mav…
Gotta get the sessions done at Ma…
NorCal
NorCal
Somewhere in Monterrey..
Somewhere in Monterrey..
The Golden State
The Golden State
Fetch it!
Fetch it!
Somewehere where it is warm
Somewehere where it is warm
I see it
I see it
Ah... no words!
Ah... no words!
It gets scary sometimes
It gets scary sometimes
Yep, half way down to half moon bay
Yep, half way down to half moon bay
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