The surf after the storm in most Orange County spots was anywhere from OK to real fun, with Salt Creek looking as fun as it gets with ramps and barrels on every peak Salt Creek holds. The Point firing barrel rights, Middles sectioning for airs on the back side of the section and barrels running the front of the section and Gravels a little small
What was in the water this morning? Tuesday was a massive flare-up of pro surfers hitting Huntington Beach to nice, glassy, head-high conditions. Brett Simpson, AJ Collins, Teddy Navarro, Chris Waring, Jack Boyes and Travis Logie all showed up on south side ripping up the lineup from the pier down to tower five. If you wanted to surf with or wat
It seems the word is out that surf conditions have been epic the past two days in the early morning hours, because this morning was four times the crowd than yesterday. And the surf did not disappoint as it was just as good today as yesterday morning. Once again with sheet glass head-high to overhead waves, the early morning crew plus the many f
What goes up must come down, as was the case Thursday along the Orange County coastline. Surf was much smaller today than the past three days, and it's getting smaller. Not much is expected to show throughout the weekend, but on the good side, air temps are on the rise with an expected high of 78 by Saturday.
To top it off, offshore wind
Friday was very lackluster surfing, with 1-foot waves with little to no push behind them. That didn't stop the groms from hitting the lineup on south side of the Huntington Beach Pier as they came to warm up for the start of Saturday's WSA contest. The kids will be put to the challenge with small waves for the WSA weekend. Saturday will be a bea
The WSA must have a fortune teller in the planning committee because with all of Orange County flat, the only place to have some type of swell was the Huntington Beach Pier and that's right where WSA set up camp for the weekend.
All the guys and gals need to do is just make it through Sunday when the wave size doubles from today's 1 to 2
The Western Surfing Association held their final day in Huntington Beach Sunday after a fun but challenging day of surf for the young surfers. With an approaching storm throwing strong onshore winds, the lineup of 1- to 2-foot waves was blown out since early morning. Full results on the way.
Today is one of the reasons we live here in Southern California, where you can surf and hit the snow all in the same day and if you are a full throttle type of person, you could also take out the dirt bike too! I made the choice to hit Newport with World Ranked #20 Travis Logie from South Africa who now calls California home. Logie has been hitt
California Gold is back this week and as far as the weather report goes out it's the same, sunny! The dawn patrol crew might have had a good surf with high tide around 6:30, hitting the inside double ups, but I know the guys that waited for the tide to drop scored. The mid-morning crew hit the lineup around 10 a.m. with Huntington Beach's Jack B
It's always the little things Orange County has to offer that makes it a wonderful place to call home. One being that Monday started another change and a late winter heat up. After a very cold week last week that put a heap of snow on our local mountains and next to no ridable surf, this week we get rising temps and offshore winds with rising sw
Orange County surf is on the rise, with Tuesday being the first of many coming days of head high to overhead surf. A very big high tide surge this morning with a near full moon peaked at 9:05 a.m., but didn't hurt the incoming swell as it rolled right over it and set up some great rides from the outside running through to the inside double up.
The summer-like conditions continued today but with a cold start to the morning. The swell from the north stayed strong with a new reinforcing NNW filling in throughout the day along with a small SSW pulse starting to show signs. The surf in north Orange County was workable this morning coming in at 3 feet. Once again, as it did Tuesday, the win
What a day in Orange County! The heat is back (thank you Mother Nature) and the swell is up. The warm weather and rising swell even brought out local TV station NBC Channel 4 to Huntington Beach to get the story and make the noon report. Local shredders and weekend warriors hit the lineups in full force making for some very packed peaks as the f
There are reasons why we pay the high rents and mortgages and today was one of them. It was only 7 a.m. Friday morning when I started to peel back the layers of clothing. The surf looked fun up and down the coast with this combo filling in nicely. Huntington Beach was bigger than the rest of the county but a little walled, you had to pick and ch
The Katin Surf Shop Seal Beach Surf Contest started Saturday, running through the weekend, with the first day gracing us with some beautiful weather. Waves on the micro small side, but with this contest it's not really about the ride it's about the family and friends environment, with mostly Seal Beach locals and a few HB surfers surfing heats a
Hmmm, the last thing I heard on the local late night news was, "Rain tomorrow with partly cloudy skies." But when I was awoken from sleep at 6 a.m. by Teddy Navarro laughing at me for still being in bed, it was a different story.
"Where are you, Hawaiian?" he yelled at me on the phone. "It's firing and the sun's out!"
You got to love it when storms seem to cooperate with you, as this storm did by slowing down and not coming around until the late evening hours Thursday.
The sun did make a small appearance around 4 p.m. for those out surfing the victory-at-sea conditions. Sets came in on the bigger side, hitting 5 to 6 feet on north side of the Huntingt
The clearing skies and windy day made for a crisp winter day in Huntington Beach. NSSA North America set up shop today on the south side of the pier for a long States Finals weekend. The college rounds ran today with the high schools and middle schools hitting the beach tomorrow. Sunny days ahead with more combo swells lining up for the weekend
A chill in the air at the beach today as the winds kicked in early and kept the temperature down. Today was the second day of competition in the NSSA State Championships on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Still a lot of swell in the water, which gave the kids plenty of head high waves to ride. Today's standouts and moving on to tomo
The final day of the NSSA State Championships fired off in perfect 3- to 4-foot surf on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier.
The college, high school and middle school finals had the kids catching close to perfect waves and riding them for some high scores.
"Did we score or what?!" said NSSA Executive Director Janice Arag
All indicators point to spring being near, with clocks springing forward this past Sunday and sunny skies, and most of all, combo after combo swell lined up for the week. Monday morning witnessed the first of several swells to hit Orange County from both the SSW and the NNW directions. Peaky lines with no wind gave birth to fun to real fun condi
Orange County surfers took home three of five titles during the Surfing America Prime Surf Series finals, which ran Sunday on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier.
The contest kicked off on Saturday, with the finals hel
Monday was just another sign that Mother Nature put the breaks on spring getting here early. As the cold front started moving through in the morning, the coastal air temperature started to drop and the day looked as gloomy as the first day of winter.
Surf is on the rise, heading for the 3- to 4-foot range, but you might want to hit it ea
The mid-period swell due in Tuesday came in the evening up and down the coast. By 2 p.m. signs of the south, southwest started to roll through, bumping the surf up two or three feet and by the evening, surf was a solid 3 feet with a few 4-footers. Swell fills in Tuesday night and runs through the next day with 3- to 4-foot surf with a couple 5-f
For almost a week now, the coast has been socked in with low clouds and coastal fog, which makes for no surf photography in the early parts of the day. But there seems to be a nice little burn-off going on in the late afternoon/early evening that's been fun to surf and shoot two days in a row.
Huntington Beach local Brad Ettinger was out