Late August and September surfers

I have caught a couple of new faces in the surf, but a lot that you will remember if you follow this site. Enjoy.

Keep a leash on it, Bob

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Maddie

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Marion

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Lena and Willy

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Kelly ?

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Lena

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Willow

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Noel

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Diane

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Nydia

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June and July surfers

Mostly small summer surf, some fog. Not a lot of out-of-towners yet, next couple of months should start to see more action. Enjoy yourself in these photos.

Keep a leash on it.      Bob

Ginger

Helen

Monica

 

Marie

Diane

Kennedy

Lena

Sydney

 

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Mornings are best May 1

Wind, white caps and 47 degree water means its spring time. At 8:00 AM, there were 20 surfers in the waves at Morro Rock, by 9:15 there were 2 surfers. Wind has been the main factor. Not all days are bad, just this weekend we had the Kite Festival. Many of the larger kites did not have enough wind to fly until 1:00 PM. There have been many days this past month and a half where I never took a shot, sometimes never getting out of my truck. On the the better days, I did get some of you girls and one “grom.

Keep a leash on it, Bob

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Ian

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Stella

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Helen

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Sydney

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Monica

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Julia

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Michelina

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Marie

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Kelly

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Kennedy

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Monica

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A break in the rains

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Sydney

A couple of warm days and we have women surfers in the water. The rains have slowed a bit, but so has the surf, mostly 3 to 4 feet with occasional sets to 6 plus feet. Some of the girls in this issue, I have not seen for months, others you see frequently. Most of the photos are not very dramatic, but then again they are not all world class surfers, but they have a great time and love to see their photos. High vertical snap turns, cross top floaters and rail carving bottom turns can be seen here. You do them, I’ll shoot them.

‘Til then… Keep a leash on it Bob

P.S. No word on Big, Bad & Ugly.

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Lena

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Stephanie

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Monica

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Marion

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Maddie

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Victoria

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Big, Bad & Ugly

I just received a this TEXT as soon as I posted the last story this morning:

“Due to unfavorable and unsafe conditions, we have canceled the BIG, BAD & UGLY. We will work on rescheduling if the forecasting models turn around soon, and we’ll keep everyone informed…..”

I’m as disappointed as you are, but we want you to be safe, have a good time and good turn out.

Keep a leash on it, Bob

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High winds, high surf, heavy rain.

Everything that keeps all but the most hardy from surfing.

By the end of January things started to clean up. I was able to get a few shots, just enough to keep the ones that did surf happy. I hope by the surfing contest, February 18/19, we will have good conditions for the “BIG, BAD, AND UGLY” that has been revived for this year.

Estero Bay Women on Water has donated $100 gift certificates to winners in “Women’s Long Board,” “Women’s Short Board,” and “Junior Women”.

Stella

Surf ‘n Gina

Sydney

Sydney

Noell

Noel

Judy

Judy

 

Stella

Stella

Julia

Julia

 

Julia's friend

Julia’s friend

Keep a leash on it,              Bob

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Winter is coming

With fall about to end and winter coming on, we don’t have as many visiting surfers until the the big winter swells start to appear.  However, many of the locals still give me a chance to let me show them what they look like on a wave. Some are seasoned surfers, many are not, others just beginners, but just remember you don’t have to surf like Tyler Wright to appear here.

Keep a leash on it,      Bob

Mattie

Mattie

Marion

Marion

Katy

Katy

Lena

Lena

Becka

Becka

Katie

Katie

Dawn

Dawn

Chendalor

Chendalor

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April

April

Victoria

Victoria

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Halloween and beyond

The fall months on the Central Coast have been gorgeous. The surf has been big, then medium, then back to big, but very few days of small to no surf.

The photos you see here are from Cayucos and the north side of Morro Rock. Some of the surfer girls in the photos I don’t know. If you recognize someone, tell them you saw their photo on this website.

Becka

Becka

Sydney

Sydney

Ruby

Ruby

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Dawn

Dawn

Maddlyn

Maddlyn

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Marion

Marion

Marion

Marion

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Julia

Julia

Nydia

Nydia

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Keep a leash on it      Bob

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Little surf, a lot of sun

Late September and early October turned out to be great weather!  Not quite “Indian summer,” but beautiful. The water is still 54-56°, with an occasional spike to nearly 60°, but only for a day or two.  3-4mm wet suits are still the norm.  Only the most hardy wear less.  A few new faces this issue and some you have seen before.img_7074IMG_7064.jpgIMG_7059.jpgIMG_7052.jpgIMG_7049.jpgIMG_6994.jpgIMG_6991.jpgIMG_6975.jpgIMG_6959.jpgIMG_6958.jpgIMG_6952.jpgIMG_6951.jpgIMG_6947.jpgIMG_6944.jpgIMG_6929.jpgIMG_6928.jpgIMG_6921.jpgIMG_6906.jpgIMG_6902.jpgIMG_6899.jpg

Keep a leash on it,     Bob

 

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The summer that never was

I think it was sometime in July that I saw the last sunny morning. Maybe this marine layer will give way to an “Indian summer.” We can always hope.

However, nothing stops a surfer from getting wet. Now for me… I gripe because of the lighting for the photos that I take of you.  I like a sunlit smile in a breaking wave. Here are some with sun and some with smiles from late August through September.

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Keep a leash on it Bob

 

Item:  Later this month watch for “Geezers and Longboards.”  One of the only times you will see men on a website for women!

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