Seal Beach Surfing — Day 2

Great day yesterday, although the surf was only 1-2 feet. Still, had to make the best of the situation. My friend Lori Pritchard and her son Noah met us around 8 a.m., as well as several other friends we have made in the last two days. Noah went out with us while Lori took video and still images. Lots of people, but all great folks in the water. And although the surf was small, it was still better than working!

Today, Lori is going to come out with us … her first time surfing!

All images were shot by Lori.

Surfing Oregon and Beyond …

Early November, I felt the need to escape Idaho and head to the northern Oregon coast for some surfing. It had been over 30 years since I had been on a surfboard, and the storm that ensued while there was not very conducive to great waves. Didn’t matter, though; I went out two of the three days and had a blast.

Today, I am flying to Long Beach, California, to spend five days surfing with my son around Seal Beach. He has never surfed, even though the lives about a mile from the beach in San Diego, so I am treating him to some surf lessons from my friend Michael Pless, owner of M&M Surfing. I rented a fully furnished 2-bedroom apartment a few blocks from the beach from where we will base our trip. Should be a blast, and at least the weather will be better than it was in Oregon last month: 45°F, and absolutely wild and unmanageable surf.

Flight leaves here at 1:30 and arrives Long Beach this evening around 6:30, with a few hours’ layover in Phoenix … hey, free ticket so the indirect flight is of little worry to me!