The season starts

If you have been wondering why there have been no recent postings on EBWOW, it is because my surf photography starts in the fall and runs through mid-spring. Late spring and summer, I monitor and photograph the peregrine falcons at Morro Rock.

With the first rainstorm of autumn, the surf has picked up. Yesterday in the late afternoon, there were eighty plus surfers in the waves off Morro Rock. This tells you the season is beginning. The following photos below are from the last few weeks.

Keep a leash on it, Bob

P.S. If you see yourself or know the unnamed surfers

, please let me know who they are. I don’t know everyone!

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Brookie

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Anna

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Lena

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Slater protégé

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Hayley

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Ronny?

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Lena and friends

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Julia

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Nydia

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Sequoia

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Addie

 

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Central Coast Surf Contest

The 28th Annual Big, Bad & Ugly surfing event is coming up next month, February 17-18, 2018.

“Estero Bay Women On Water” has commissioned Joe’s Surfboards for a first place trophy long board. See below:

Bob Isenberg and the EBWOW Trophy surfboard

Inscription on surfboard

I wanted it so any girl or woman of any age has a chance to win it. Winner will be determined by highest scoring Session of the Meet, (two wave) in either a heat, quarter, semi or final. Only females riding 8′ or longer traditional surfboard, no foils, wings or gadgets. You must beat the previous high score. There will be no tie scores.

The board comes with a Stay Covered Bag, three fins, three cakes of wax. The board is on display at Pizza Port Restaurant, 787 Main St., Morro Bay CA 93442.

We would love for you to compete. Calling a local gals, 8 to 80!

Keep a leash on it, Bob

P.S. Trophy Board description:
Length: 9’3″
Width: 22 1/2″
Thickness: 3″
Rails: 60/40
Fins: 3 boxes
Color: Main Body-carmelized peach, Spoon-crushed nutmeg
Board inscription: “First Place Women’s Longboard Division Presented By Estero Bay Women On Water”

 

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A New Year coming

These are photos through to December 30th. I wish I had more, but its hard to find girls that like big waves or cold days or no sun or no waves, so I am at their mercy.

On another subject, the Big, Bad & Ugly surf contest hosted by Estero Bay Surf Club in February on Presidents’ Holiday will have many events for men, women, groms, etc. EBWOW will sponsor the Women’s Long Board Event with a trophy 9′ 3″ High Performance Nose Rider Board from Joe’s Surf Shop. Highest scoring run of the Meet (2 wave average) by a female of any age riding a surf board 8 feet in length or longer will take it home. The board will be on display at Pizza Port, Morro Bay, CA around the first or second week of January 2018.

Keep a leash on it, Bob

 

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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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