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”.

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Surf ‘n Gina

Sydney

Sydney

Noell

Noel

Judy

Judy

 

Stella

Stella

Julia

Julia

 

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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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? and Julia

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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No swell summer

We still have a small south swell and surfers that will brave the 52 – 54 degree water of Estero Bay. IMG_6744Summer fog makes for poor photography most of the time,IMG_6719but we do get a brake once in a while when the sun pokes through.IMG_6654 (1).jpgA few new faces and some you have seen before.IMG_6697.jpgIt’s now August and I am not sure we will ever see a “spring suit.”IMG_6692.jpg

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Double over ankle

If it’s not foggy or windy it’s set waves that are “double over ankle”. But things can only improve. What the hell, it’s summer. IMG_6536

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IMG_6570Maybe I can do a piece on Bakersfield beach fashions or a centerfold beefcake surfer, after all, this is for women! IMG_6574

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We try to be an equal opportunity surf blog, from first timers to Alzheimer’s.IMG_6489

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IMG_6564If you surf Estero Bay and are female, their is a good chance you will see yourself here.IMG_6554

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Keep a leash on it, Bob

 

 

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Not the best

May 15, 2016

Less than ideal conditions kept all but the hardcore away. High winds and poor swells made for washing machine surf most of late April and early May. However, the early mornings were the best if you did go out. I just recently purchased a “Digital picture frame” on which you will be able to look at photos of surfers I have taken that day on a larger format. 8 inches vs 2 inches camera screen.

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P.S. Photos of you are emailed for free. 4″x 6″ are $3 each or 4 for $10 printed on site.

 

 

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No spring suits yet

What was touted to be El Niño turned out to be typical spring weather and surf. A few days of larger swells, a few smaller ones. However between March 20 and April 20 there were only 4 days where no one was surfing. The girls pictured in this installment happen to be all local and surf often.IMG_2337.jpg

If you find yourself surfing in Estero Bay and are female from 6 to 60 you will be photographed and there is a good chance of appearing on this site. Feel free to stop by my white truck with the colorful flag on top to say “Hello.” I have 4″x6″ color photos that I can print on site for you. One photo is $3 or 4 photos for $10.

So smile, and keep a leash on it.               Bob

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Sydney R.

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Kelly M.

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Kennedy G.

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Julie R.

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Maddlyn J. 

 

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Tori W.

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Katie W.

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Marion B.

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I got it!

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Dawn F.

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