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

Tourmaline

Name: Caroline Minkowski

Home: Hillcrest

Surfing: Tourmaline

“It was about three years ago,” says Caroline. “There were Santa Ana winds, and while we were out there, there was this huge swarm of butterflies. I think that the butterflies were blown out from inland. And at the same time there were, say, about 15 dolphins swimming next to our boards. They were all around. With the orange butterflies and the dolphins on a very beautiful day, it was a very nice combination.”

Caroline and her husband Jacek are European transplants who found each other in Southern California. Jacek hails from snowy Poland, and Caroline came from rural Germany to UC San Marcos for her master’s in English, which she acquired in 2006.

Caroline started surfing when she arrived from Germany four and a half years ago. She and her husband surf almost every day.

“There’s a really strong and really sort of traditional community [at Tourmaline],” Caroline says. “There’s also a lot of people who surf here who have been surfing here for 40-plus years.”

Every winter, she and Jacek drive to Santa Barbara or Ventura for camping/surfing excursions. They’ve ridden waves on vacation in Oahu, Maui, and Costa Rica. A “Just Married” bumper sticker still adorns their van, which is outfitted with lines for hanging towels and sleeves for their boards. In a hefty German accent, Caroline says, “Yes, we’ve grown very accustomed to the Southern California lifestyle.”

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
1986 Pontiac Fiero $4,500
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 24, 2020
Guitarist forming original hard rock band
San Diego Reader Classified ads
February 6, 2020
House cleaner
San Diego Reader Classified ads
February 6, 2020
Iron fabrication
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 24, 2020
La Mesa house
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 24, 2020
Ad
Previous article

Best Reader stories from 2019

Hillcrest, underwater photos, Lincoln High, book clubs, backcountry real estate, spying street lights, San Diego's bugs
Next Article

Pan-demic

Angry nature god’s wrathful punishment seen everywhere
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Name: Caroline Minkowski

Home: Hillcrest

Surfing: Tourmaline

“It was about three years ago,” says Caroline. “There were Santa Ana winds, and while we were out there, there was this huge swarm of butterflies. I think that the butterflies were blown out from inland. And at the same time there were, say, about 15 dolphins swimming next to our boards. They were all around. With the orange butterflies and the dolphins on a very beautiful day, it was a very nice combination.”

Caroline and her husband Jacek are European transplants who found each other in Southern California. Jacek hails from snowy Poland, and Caroline came from rural Germany to UC San Marcos for her master’s in English, which she acquired in 2006.

Caroline started surfing when she arrived from Germany four and a half years ago. She and her husband surf almost every day.

“There’s a really strong and really sort of traditional community [at Tourmaline],” Caroline says. “There’s also a lot of people who surf here who have been surfing here for 40-plus years.”

Every winter, she and Jacek drive to Santa Barbara or Ventura for camping/surfing excursions. They’ve ridden waves on vacation in Oahu, Maui, and Costa Rica. A “Just Married” bumper sticker still adorns their van, which is outfitted with lines for hanging towels and sleeves for their boards. In a hefty German accent, Caroline says, “Yes, we’ve grown very accustomed to the Southern California lifestyle.”

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Old photos, maps, posters?
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 23, 2020
3 bedroom 2 bath
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 26, 2020
Kid's bike
San Diego Reader Classified ads
April 2, 2020
T-shirt business selling silkscreening screens
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 27, 2020
Co-create
San Diego Reader Classified ads
April 6, 2020
Previous article

Kids Music Star: Laurie Berkner, Daring Greatly, Painting, Drawing, Hot Wax Art

Events April 9-April 11, 2020
Next Article

My April classical music schedue

Beethove Piano Sonata's, Wagner's Ring
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