I was watching the U.S. Open webcast last Monday as I emptied mountains of boxes into our new home in the 92307. While the marine layer played it's part in hiding the sun away, everything looked bright and warm out in Huntington Beach which is about 90 miles away from where I live. Tired of unloading crap that I'll probably never touch or use ever again, I texted Swayze "You down to go watch some surfing and half naked bodies at Huntington Beach on Friday?" "You had me at naked bodies." Swayze texted back.
|The California dust bowl.|
After that, Al took us over to the middle of the Pier where we watched some of world's best Women and Men's surfing go down, right under our feet. Literally. I always thought that The Lane had the best arena style set up for surfing, but from the middle of the Pier, I was right on top of the action. I could here the competitors paddling, here them grunt and almost feel their spray. Here are some pics of what went down below us.
|Nat Young getting some air.|
|Nat Young speeding down the line.|
|Nat Young's competition, Charles Martin punting one.|
|Stephanie Gilmore coming directly below us.|
|Stephanie Gilmore off a rebound.|
|Laura Enever took the heat against Gilmore.|
|She can out surf probably the top 10 men, seriously.|
|There she goes...|
|Yeah, she can surf too.|