1. The summertime surfing sucks.
I’d heard the murmurs but shrugged them off. A coastline littered with this many pointbreaks, beachbreaks, and reefs had to have at least one consistent summer wave. Yet after hours of research and countless tanks of gas hunting surf between Rincon and El Capitan, I finally realized my morning sessions were going to have to be bookended by at least a half-hour commute. Apparently those pesky Channel Islands due south of the SB coastline severely block all southern hemisphere swell. Meaning, I’m either driving 30-minutes south to Ventura or an hour north to Jalama just to ride a few waves. Bring on Fall.