We have had a busy couple of days! We had a last surf in San Onofre before we made our way north.
|Scott and Jim scoping the line up|
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|This chick was ripping. In a bikini.|
|This van was giving the crystal voyager a run for its money!|
The place still has a slight 50s feel to it. From the retro diner on the end of the pier, to the singage and good clean, family fun.
|Cruisin on HB Pier|
From the vantage point of the pier, we were able to watch a Volcom surf competition that was taking place. The waves were pretty big, but also really fat. A lot of water moving around. Around midday the wind was scalloping the tops of the waves, making for really challenging conditions. Combine with that the added obstacle of the pier (the current sucks towards it) and there was certainly a spectacle to behold.
We managed to order and eat the biggest pile of sushi known to man.
This morning was had a skateboarding lesson with Adam from Skatedogs who showed us the basics. It was great fun and we now have some pointers to help injure ourselves less ;) You don't bounce the same as an adult. In an hour he had us tic-tac-ing, practising manuals, getting up the curb, 180s and a simple boardflip.
We spent a lot of time in the car today. Sunday traffic through LA was rediculous and it took us 5 hours to do 100 miles. We drove past Venice Beach, Malibu and Rincon. Parking, however was as scarce as hen's teeth and we didn't stop at any of these spots. Malibu looked fun, but strangely isn't really near anything, except the highway which has cars on the verge as far as the eye can see. Not very accessible. We hope to find something nearby tomorrow.
We got into Santa Barbara at 5pm today and are stoked with our Mexican themed motel. It's really sweet. A little extra effort goes a long way. We walked out along the wooden pier and up state street before dinner. Wonderful adobe achitecture here and bouganvillea drapped over everything that isn't moving. The marina and bay circle the town on one side and long lines of palms are silhouetted by the mountains on the other. Beautiful.
|Mexican themed room at the Agave Inn!|
|Santa Barbara Pier|