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Surf Diego

At Windansea they will drop in on you

Stephanie Canepa: “Windansea [Beach] is more famous for their locals being territorial,” she said. “You gotta be like “in”, really good — or not scared [because] they will drop in on you, yell at you ...

September 21, 2021
It’s hard for me to leave Imperial Beach

When did you begin surfing? I started when I was around six or seven. My childhood memories of surfing were either between the jetties or down at the end of Seacoast. I have lived in ...

September 14, 2021
“A guy’s board hit him in the eye and his eye fell out”

Location: Pillbox, Solana Beach Occupation: Writer Favorite surf spot: Cardiff Craziest surfing experience: “One time while I was surfing at reef in La Jolla, I saw a guy’s board hit him in the eye and ...

September 7, 2021
Paddle Like There is a Shark Behind You

How long have you been surfing? “7 years now. The first time I ever surfed I hated it. My dad got me out on a surfboard for the fist time at Doheny State Beach. It ...

August 31, 2021
Sticks to North PB reefs

Darian Alexandra moved to Pacific Beach from northern Indiana on Christmas day 2014 with the sole purpose of learning to surf. She was stung by a stingray her first day in the water. But she ...

August 24, 2021
Picking colleges based on surf spots

Favorite Surf spot?: PB Point How long have you been surfing? “Since I was 7 yeas old. I’m on the Mission Bay High School surf team, and I’ve been competing in surf competitions for a ...

August 17, 2021
“The guy who got snaked, stole the other one’s board and tried to kill him.”

Favorite surf spot? “The OB Jetty. The waves are really good! How long have you been surfing? I started surfing about 8 years ago. In the beginning, my dad would take me out surfing and ...

August 10, 2021
You can’t really name the spots because they are on a need-to-know basis.

A native of San Diego, 21-year-old Ryan Filds talks about the surf around Sunset Cliffs. He says he enjoys surfing up and down the coast, and at Sunset Cliffs specifically, but can’t really name the ...

August 3, 2021
Some locals accept the fact that there are a lot of tourists here

Timo Bentley, a 25-year-old originally from the Dominican Republic now living in Malibu, talks about surfing in San Diego County. Bentley comes down to San Diego to surf Blacks Beach or North Pacific Beach. “It’s ...

July 27, 2021
Slammed down by the bullring

At about sunset, I spotted AF at the end of Date Avenue in IB loading his 7’8″ Electric Duck surfboard into his van. “It’s shaped by Mike Richardson,” he said. “That board works real good ...

July 21, 2021
“You get the one or two hotheads that show up”

Chula Vista native Zachary O’Hara, an 18-year-old surf instructor at the San Diego Surf School, talks about nearby Ocean Beach as well as his local break in Imperial Beach. While his go to spot since ...

“Scripps Pier is really a welcoming place”

Karl Yoder and Colin O’Niell, both mid 30’s and self-described San Diego “transplants” from the Midwest and East Coast respectively, talk about adjacent Scripps Pier. Laughing the whole time both Yoder and O’Niell talk on ...

July 6, 2021
Can't get angry at Tourmaline

A 28-year-old structural engineer from Massachusetts, Luke Sederholm, who lives in Pacific Beach, talks about nearby Tourmaline. “Here, everybody is going on every wave so… you can’t really get angry. No one is getting angry ...

June 29, 2021

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