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Ob doing its thing!
It's been almost a year since my last report on the surfing life in Cal.   I have been out, busy with school and work and life, but that has not stop me from surfing and taking pictures.   The following are just a few of what our winter was like, but I would like to start from our last winder.

Well, back in March the swell kept coming though not as consistent.  I would say it was a typical season. Nothing to report but many long surf trips down the coast to report.  It was not until around September when the first winds and ground swell began to pulse at a faster rate with greater intensity.  The winds, yeah, usually not the best behavior or the right direction but a spot was always there if you could find it.

The surf pulse.
Sometimes only a surfer knows the feeling and only natures gets us, seagulls in this case.
  By October, the ground swell began to mix with low pressure and winds began to favor good conditions.   The right mixture of the elements began to give rise to an epic scene.   November came, and so did the smiles on every surfer's face.   It started as a good day and it continued to become a week and almost weeks of a near perfect surf paradise.  Though in Nor Cal the water is always freezing, it was still the best for us, we are so used to it now.  But for Sol Cal, it was.

Mid November, a quick swell drop came that lasted a week or so, but winds remain to flow in the right direction.    With the ASP season and tournament at full swing in Hawaii, Californians turned our heads to Hawaii, yep, solid swells hitting the Hawaiian coast left and right only gave preparation to every surfer in California to start plannign the next trip either down south or even Mexico.  This year I did not make the trip down to Baja and I beleive I missed quite the opportunity but I Nor Cal was gracious to me, to us.

Nor Cal, Pumping!
Nor Cal's time started with an overhead swell that laste for days, winds reaimained in the right direction and surfers began to miss work, be late to places, come up with weird excuses, practically put aside our mundane life to enjoy nature.
This are some pictures of Norcal dreaming.
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Ob doing its thing!
Ob doing its thing!
Sometimes only a surfer knows the …
Sometimes only a surfer knows the…
Yep
Yep
Good morning to you too!
Good morning to you too!
Good morning!
Good morning!
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The driving is always worth it.
The driving is always worth it.