Monday, March 5, 2012

a south jetty story

I got to surf a couple times this weekend.  The waves were small and the sun was out.  This combination is almost irresistible to me.  Yes, I'm turning into a "fair weather" surfer.  Nothing too hard core for me these days.
One of the spots we surfed at is such a fun spot!  Yes, the waves are fun, but also the location makes it a total adventure.  South Jetty!

The adventure begins with a paddle across the Morro Bay harbor mouth.  The water is always much colder here, and the current can pull you either into the bay or towards the ocean, depending on which way the tide is going.  It also always takes longer than you think it will.

Once you get to the other side of the harbor mouth, you need to cross over the first finger jetty, and then walk down the stretch of beach that takes you to the south jetty.  If you surf the north side of this jetty you would end up surfing "corners".  Corners can be fun when the waves are huge, because they don't get quite as big inside the harbor.  Today there were no waves at Corners.  We climbed over the south jetty and surfed what we surfers call "South Jetty", i know, very creative.

These little bat rays made today extra special.  They were swimming with us the whole time!  They weren't too big, and almost looked like turtles in silhouette.  They were cute, but I wasn't very interested in getting too close to them. 

What did you do this weekend?

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