Sometimes it's more about the journey than the destination. While some people say this after things don't work out so well on a surf trip, i decided that it would have to be the theme of this adventure given the amount of travel time.
I hooked up with my good pal Joey Hajnal (who works the camera), and we set out to do a quick, caffeine-filled, three-day road trip down California. We left from our hometown of Pacifica, in the Bay Area, all the way down to San Diego, a total distance of over 800 long, straight miles down the 5! The plan was to get some new boards from the Sharp Eye factory, and do a photo for the new Hurley website. I thought it was enough to get me down there, but the morning we left I called about my boards. I found out they wouldn't be done. Weak. I thought about it for a few hours, there was a little bit of swell on the charts.. screw it, let's just go!
We had a lot of fun, though. We got to hang out in Encinitas while we were there and surf some great little waves. The water is just so nice compared to home. Every time I go down there I'm so amped to surf even if it's one-foot crap. Joey was pumped too, it was his first time surfing anywhere south of Santa Cruz! We also went to the Hurley headquarters and got to check out the skatepark. It was sick! just huge vert ramps surrounding a big hubba with a steep quarterpipe on the other side. We got to shred it for a bit, i was pretty stoked on my noseslide! We both agreed the trip was worth it right there!
We really only got one full day to hang out down south, but we made it happen and had a killer time. As for now the boards are done, so i'll be looking at the swell for another excuse to go down there. Expect another road trip story soon!