Monday Photos: Sincerely California

posted by / Monday Photos, Photos / May 26, 2014

Oceanside dawn, waiting for the patrol. Photo: Jimmicane

Oceanside dawn, waiting for the patrol. Photo: Jimmicane

Cory Lopez and the coldest shoulder. Photo: Jimmicane

Cory Lopez and the coldest shoulder. Photo: Jimmicane

Hey, nice sandcastle. Hey, nice boogie board. Hey, look at that wave. Photo: Checkwood

Hey, nice sandcastle. Hey, nice boogie board. Hey, look at that wave. Photo: Checkwood

Eros Exarhou, Salt Creek. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Eros Exarhou, Salt Creek. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Upper Trestles, not just the wave you pass on the way to Lowers, but kind of just the wave you pass on the way to Lowers. Photo: Checkwood

Upper Trestles, not just the wave you pass on the way to Lowers, but kind of just the wave you pass on the way to Lowers. Photo: Checkwood

Smoke in mirrors at Lower Trestles. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Smoke in mirrors at Lower Trestles. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

It’s not summertime until Taylor Clark lands an air reverse at Lowers. (It’s summertime now.) Photo: Jimmicane

It’s not summertime until Taylor Clark lands an air reverse at Lowers. (It’s summertime now.) Photo: Jimmicane

Jordy Smith recently bought a house in San Clemente and that has little/nothing to do with this Lowers stalefish. Photo: Taras

Jordy Smith recently bought a house in San Clemente and that has little/nothing to do with this Salt Creek stalefish. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Jordy, jording. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Jordy, jording. Photo: Taras

Taylor Clark wasn’t on fire, but he was surfing really, really well. Photo: Jimmicane

Taylor Clark wasn’t on fire, but he was surfing really, really well. Photo: Jimmicane

How does Kolohe Andino celebrate his first career WCT final appearance? Like this. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

How does Kolohe Andino celebrate his first career WCT final appearance? Like this. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Oliver Kurtz. Photo: Jimmicane

Oliver Kurtz. Photo: Jimmicane

San Clemente, the patron saint of empty barrels in front of volleyball courts. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

San Clemente, the patron saint of empty barrels in front of volleyball courts. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Remember a few weeks ago when Macaulay Culkin wore a shirt of Ryan Gosling wearing a shirt of him, so Ryan wore a shirt of Macaulay wearing the shirt of Ryan wearing the shirt of Macaulay? Luckily, Jake Davis stopped here because celebrities are stupid. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Remember a few weeks ago when Macaulay Culkin wore a shirt of Ryan Gosling wearing a shirt of him, so Ryan wore a shirt of Macaulay wearing the shirt of Ryan wearing the shirt of Macaulay? Luckily, Jake Davis stopped here because celebrities are stupid. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

An unknown surfer has a better beach day than you at Salt Creek. Photo: Jimmicane

An unknown surfer has a better beach day than you at Salt Creek. Photo: Jimmicane

Dylan Goodale is a man who enjoys a good summer’s ale from time to time — but only after he does airs like this. Photo: Jimmicane

Dylan Goodale is a man who enjoys a good summer’s ale from time to time — but only after he does airs like this. Photo: Jimmicane

Ethan Carlston, frontside air in front of the Ritz Carlton. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Ethan Carlston, frontside air in front of the Ritz Carlton. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Summer’s here and it looks like this. Photo: Jimmicane

Summer’s here and it looks like this. Photo: Jimmicane

Brother. Photo: Jimmicane

Brother. Photo: Jimmicane

Kei Kobayashi kicks the tail while his beloved bicycle waits diligently, patiently. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Kei Kobayashi kicks the tail while his beloved bicycle waits diligently, patiently. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

What same old fears? Wish you were here. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

What same old fears? Wish you were here. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Malia Ward and a billion dollar smile. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Malia Ward and a billion dollar smile. Photo: Greg Gyselinck

Cole Housmond, sunset delight, San Clemente. Photo: Jimmicane

Cole Housmond, sunset delight, San Clemente. Photo: Jimmicane

Ian Crane, very late for supper. Photo: Taras

Ian Crane, very late for supper. Photo: Taras

Leave all puns at the door. Yes, wildfires recently blazed through Southern California and sure, the surf was exceptional — but there’s no use for that tired “California On Fire” play on words. Not here, not now. Instead, how about a gallery of good, honest surf photos from the swell that coincided with the fires? Yeah, that should work.

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  • Matt

    Gas too expensive to go any father than south OC? Lowers, Creek, Lowers, Creek… Scintillating.

  • dontneednochokebrain

    nice Floyd reference. appreciated.

  • Leosurf1

    Oside. slide 1. Just sayin.. but this could have used a pic of the talent South of there.