Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Don't Get Sucked Under

“I’ve been around boards my entire life. Surfboards, skateboards, snowboards...it’s what I really love,” says California newcomer Adam as he takes a break from a slow day surfing in Mission Beach.

“I’ve been surfing for about seven years and skating for the past five. It really helps my balance and control in the water. I got a surfing video for Christmas one year and fell in love. I took one lesson, and I was hooked. From there, I just started surfing on my own.”

Originally from Florida, Adam has been in San Diego for two weeks. So far, his impression is positive.

“People here are so nice. I’ve been yelled at before, and some people can be very rude. Not in San Diego; everyone here has a very relaxed surfing style. Even if they are professionals, they aren’t jerks. In Florida, people are so competitive and they have very different surfing styles…. Back home, the water is always warm but the waves are so small. Out here, you deal with some chilly water but there is usually decent surf.”

Adam intends to travel to Hawaii eventually.

“I know it’s where almost everyone wants to go, but the waves are incredible. The landscape is gorgeous, and I’ve heard that people are very friendly.”

The best place he has ever surfed?

“Oddly, it was in Half Moon Bay, which is near San Francisco. There were some great sets, just one after the next. The water was freezing, but it was so worth it. It was the best surf I’ve ever had.”

His worst surfing experience?

“Nothing bad has ever happened to me, but I always remember the first time I dropped in on a wave. It was so scary. It’s something I’m sure everyone would be afraid of. It can be intimidating to look down a wave and not know if you’re going to get pulled under. I guess that’s just what you’ve gotta try to do — not get sucked under.”

Name: Adam
Occupation: Student
Surfing: Mission Beach
Age: 21
Pre-Surf Music: Sublime
Post-Surf Food: Chris’s Deli in Ocean Beach

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

No longer a David, Stone Brewing recast as a Goliath

The foe of big beer tangles with small breweries over trademarks, including a local IPA
Next Article

Wall of Moms MAGA?

Non-profit expands efforts to include stopping flow of drugs to kids

“I’ve been around boards my entire life. Surfboards, skateboards, snowboards...it’s what I really love,” says California newcomer Adam as he takes a break from a slow day surfing in Mission Beach.

“I’ve been surfing for about seven years and skating for the past five. It really helps my balance and control in the water. I got a surfing video for Christmas one year and fell in love. I took one lesson, and I was hooked. From there, I just started surfing on my own.”

Originally from Florida, Adam has been in San Diego for two weeks. So far, his impression is positive.

“People here are so nice. I’ve been yelled at before, and some people can be very rude. Not in San Diego; everyone here has a very relaxed surfing style. Even if they are professionals, they aren’t jerks. In Florida, people are so competitive and they have very different surfing styles…. Back home, the water is always warm but the waves are so small. Out here, you deal with some chilly water but there is usually decent surf.”

Adam intends to travel to Hawaii eventually.

“I know it’s where almost everyone wants to go, but the waves are incredible. The landscape is gorgeous, and I’ve heard that people are very friendly.”

The best place he has ever surfed?

“Oddly, it was in Half Moon Bay, which is near San Francisco. There were some great sets, just one after the next. The water was freezing, but it was so worth it. It was the best surf I’ve ever had.”

His worst surfing experience?

“Nothing bad has ever happened to me, but I always remember the first time I dropped in on a wave. It was so scary. It’s something I’m sure everyone would be afraid of. It can be intimidating to look down a wave and not know if you’re going to get pulled under. I guess that’s just what you’ve gotta try to do — not get sucked under.”

Name: Adam
Occupation: Student
Surfing: Mission Beach
Age: 21
Pre-Surf Music: Sublime
Post-Surf Food: Chris’s Deli in Ocean Beach

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Alison Tummond: preventing summer’s silent killer

“Anytime you have a pool, or a bathtub, or a toilet, or a bucket, a child can drown.”
Next Article

No longer a David, Stone Brewing recast as a Goliath

The foe of big beer tangles with small breweries over trademarks, including a local IPA
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close