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San Francisco is one of the few cities in the world where you can step out of your front door and be greeted by this.© 2014 Don Dianda
The earliest archaeological evidence of human habitation of the territory of the city of San Francisco dates to 3000 BC. That's a lot of wave watching through the years.© 2014 Don Dianda
The bulk of the storm energy (and wind) made landfall to the North of San Fran leaving a clean but still chunky swell for Ocean Beach surfers.© 2014 Don Dianda
Fancy it? ... Nah© 2014 Don Dianda
On Monday December 16th Ocean Beach caught fire. Much like surfers, not all beaches are created equal, some are slothful Jabba the Hutts, whilst others might initially look perfect but end up being a total closeout. A rare few shape-up like an Olympic athlete and grow to meet any challenge thrown their way.
Ocean Beach falls in the latter category. When faced with a monster swell it sucks it up like Lance Armstrong in an EPO fridge. Grinding through the gears this beach will produce progressively larger a-frames, whilst at the same time retreating out to sea and creating riverine currents which will eventually quell all but the most adventurous of spirits. Not forgetting the bus sized great whites which patrol the West Coast sushi highway. If you still fancy it then head to San Francisco, you can’t miss the peak at the bottom of the street.
In even better news the forecast for Ocean Beach is looking tasty for the foreseeable.
Three months of non stop storms ended abruptly in Les Landes on Thursday.
Skeleton Bay providing the implausibly long tunnels for which it is known.
Meet Lydia 14 ft 6 inches (4.4 metres) of great white shark weighing approximately 2000 lbs and the first white shark to be documented at the the Atlantic Ridge.
A team of 15 young UK surfers have been selected to surf the ISA Junior Championships at Salinas, Ecuador.
Paddling the Slave at Mullaghmore, breaking egos and avoiding the vortex.