Surf Diego

My pastor gave me the boogie board

Two-four-footers south of IB pier

Name: Scott Age: 59 From: San Diego Location: Imperial Beach Pier Occupation: Staff at Sharp Grossmont Hospital “I went over a wave and I heard a crack,” said Scott, as he snapped his fingers and ...

Shark fins at Black's Beach and Pacific Beach

“Did I freak out? Yes! Did I get out of the water? No.”

Name: Beth Colton Age: 34 From: National City Location: Ocean Beach Pier Occupation: Staff at the San Diego Humane Society Beth Colton just got done surfing with her nine-foot Sunova board inlaid with balsa wood ...

Snowboarding easier than surfing

The only one at Coronado Shores this day

Name: Adam Hiscock Age: 29 From: Coronado and Utah Location: Coronado Beach Occupation: Geologist Adam Hiscock was surfing behind the high rises south of the Hotel Del Coronado when I saw him. He was coming ...

Blood from head to toe

You see coral reefs at Rock Bottoms

I met Chris Duenas and his son Jonah on the north side of the Imperial Beach Pier. Before our interview, the waves were about three feet, and Jonah just wiped out on his boogie board ...

People will be held liable for what they say

Dog Beach jetty is my favorite spot

Name: Timothy “Harps” Harper Age: 44 From: Pacific Beach Location: Ocean Beach Pier Occupation: Disabled combat veteran for the U.S. Army/college student I saw Harps on the north side of the Ocean Beach pier on ...

Hurt in backflip by I.B. pier

"Had to spend a week flat on my back”

Name: Paloma Aguirre Bacalski Age: 40 From: Imperial Beach Location: Imperial Beach Pier Occupation: Coastal and marine director for Wildcoast Paloma Aguirre Bacalski was one of about 12 that paddled out in honor of Doug ...

Nice bruise

Mission Beach jetty has the best left along this whole coastline

Name: Kian Barker Age: 13 From: North Park Occupation: 7th grade student At dusk, I saw Kian Reese Barker loading his six-foot Mitsven surfboard into his dad’s truck parked by the South Mission Beach jetty. ...

Longboard first

Once you start to pop up, then the shortboard is better

Name: Joshua Beneventi Age: 24 From: Ocean Beach Location: Ocean Beach, near the Jetty Local surfer Joshua Beneventi has been surfing Ocean Beach since he was a kid. “I’ve been surfing on and off throughout ...

Around surfing, but played football

Coming out and trying to get more into it.”

Name: Tyler Vasquez Age: 24 From: La Mesa Location: Ocean Beach Tyler Vasquez was sitting on the beach, watching the waves and other surfers. “My buddies surf a lot, so I came out with them ...

Guys with holes in wetsuits nar-doggin’ it

More powerful, bigger wave and a more consistent swell

Name: Noah Roistacher Age: 22 From: the SDSU/College Area Location: Ocean Beach Noah Roistacher frequents O.B. a couple times a week. On this December early evening, Roistacher doesn’t mind the colder waters. “As long as ...

The swell last week was six feet

But I'm thinking of getting booties

Name: Jonathan Hays Age: 20 From: Ocean Beach Location: Ocean Beach On a December afternoon in Ocean Beach, Jonathan Hays is considering getting a warmer wetsuit. “Yeah a wetsuit is a must [in the winter]. ...

Rusty perfect for Coronado

Phoenix high school girl comes once a month

Name: Kali Recker Age: 17 From: Coronado Shores and Phoenix Location: Coronado Beach Occupation: Junior in high school On New Year’s day, there were hundreds of people out in the water behind the Hotel Del ...

Worst wipe-out was in Peru

Immigrant likes Hospitals and Horseshoe best

Name: Benjamin Age: 46 From: La Jolla Occupation: Real estate agent I saw Benjamin by his vehicle at Hospitals in La Jolla. It was one of the last days of 2017 and it was 74 ...

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