When spring swells hit Ocean Beach and other west-facing breaks in San Francisco, things get messy. It’s a tough enough paddle out there anyway, so when it ain’t clean, it ain’t worth going in my opinion. There was an 18-20′ swell on tap all week coming almost right out of the west. I knew OB would be a drag, so I drove the van up to The Bo’ Wednesday morning to see if the waves were making it around the point.
They were! And with very few people out. I ran down the beach and paddled way out to a break that is usually pretty empty. I had it to myself and caught some sweet (if messy) little waves! (Probably about chest high.)
(It was really bright out and apparently I overcompensated by shortening the exposure time too much. I like the way it came out anyway! Eat me.)