Surf Diego

Like a runner going for a run

Scripps sea lion face-off – "I wasn't going to back off"

Name: Bruce Fearson Age: 56 From: Clairemont Interviewed: Ocean Beach jetty On a 75-degree day, Bruce Fearson had just finished his morning surf session. Fearson’s primary beach is Scripps, but OB is a close second. ...

At Black's you can cut off the foam board guy

I got cut off a lot.

Name: Isaac Lickona Age: 19 From: La Mesa Interview location: Mission Beach Jetty Isaac Lickona was washing off his board at the showers after a long surf session . “I was taught how to surf ...

Skip Frye saw me and shaped me a board

Surfs better after move from Argentina

Name: Florencia Age: 39 From: La Jolla Interviewed at: Tourmaline Surf Park “I started surfing when I was a 23-year-old, but I got better when I moved to California from Mar De Plata, Argentina, because ...

Got fourth at Trestles

Started with skate and boogie boarding

Name: Dave Hopper Age: 54 From: Midway district, Sports Arena Interview: Tourmaline Surf Park 54-year-old Dave Hopper started surfing at the age of 13. “My younger brother was surfing before me, so he gave me ...

Just dinged my board of preference.

Tourmaline, La Jolla Shores too crowded

Name: Scott Age: 26 From: Mission Beach Interview: South Mission Beach Scott was heading to the showers. “There are beaches that don’t have good waves that I’ll always avoid. Tourmaline, that’s a combination of bad ...

O.B. has a bit of everything

Sunset Cliffs, the Pier, the Jetty

Name: Neil McCaffrey Age: 31 From: Ocean Beach Location: Ocean Beach Neil McCaffrey started surfing in Rhode Island at the age of ten. Twenty-one years later, he is surfing all around San Diego. On this ...

If you're a beginner, stay in Tourmaline

Mission Beach Jetty locals can be mean

Name: Jules Nacario Age: 57 From: Mission Beach Location: South Mission Beach, Jetty Jules Nacario was walking up to the showers after a long surf session. “This is a pretty modern surf craft. It’s Tomo, ...

You just got to yell at people

Mission Beach jetty better for goofy footers

Name: Bryce Victery Age: 26 From: Mission Beach Location: South Mission, Jetty It was a windy day at the jetty when Bryce Victery pulled his board out of the water after a morning surf. Victery ...

I saw the shark go past the tip of my board

It was eight foot at least

Name: Steve Jones Age: 51 From: Chula Vista Location: Tourmaline Surf Park It was a cloudy day at Tourmaline when Steve Jones had finished his morning session. Jones has been surfing for ten years; he ...

I haven’t been yelled at too much

Your feet get cut up a ton

Name: Matt Nolan Age: 33 From: Mission Hills Location: Tourmaline Surf Park Matt Nolan has been surfing for three years. His main beaches are Tourmaline and La Jolla Shores, places that are good for beginner ...

Mission Beach sandbars not what they were

By the time I’m done, it starts to freshen

Name: Cory Age: 45 From: Mission Beach Location: North Mission Beach Cory was walking up to the showers past the boardwalk when I stopped to talk with him. “I’ve been surfing for 25 years. It’s ...

I'm still grabbing the rails

Not going to be nose riding

Name: Kris Manske Age: 43 Location: Ocean Beach Kris Manske was pulling a potato chip wrapper out of her wetsuit pocket right by the large lifeguard tower. “I found that out in the ocean”. Manske’s ...

I just like unusual shapes

You’ve got Sunset Cliffs when it gets too hairy.

Name: Jason Yamaoka Age: 39 Location: Ocean Beach Jason Yamaoka stood on the sand a couple hundred yards north of the Ocean Beach pier under a patchy May sky after a morning surf. Yamaoka grew ...

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