Photos: Finally California, Part 2

posted by / Photos / January 28, 2014

Good morning, San Diego. Photo: Peter Taras

Good morning, San Diego. Photo: Peter Taras

A few days before this, Damien Hobgood found some real treats in San Francisco. Same ocean, different beach. Photo: DJ Struntz

A few days before this, Damien Hobgood found some real treats in San Francisco. Same ocean, different beach. Photo: DJ Struntz

Ian Crane has a rail and he's not afraid to use it. Photo: Peter Taras

Ian Crane has a rail and he's not afraid to use it. Photo: Peter Taras

Josh Kerr, north of the lip. Photo: Corey Wilson

Josh Kerr, north of the lip. Photo: Corey Wilson

Men At Blacks, galaxy defenders. Photo: Jimmicane

Men At Blacks, galaxy defenders. Photo: Jimmicane

Damien Hobgood. Photo: DJ Struntz

Damien Hobgood. Photo: DJ Struntz

Taylor Knox in the hole. Photo: Corey Wilson

Taylor Knox in the hole. Photo: Corey Wilson

After all, billiards is a gentleman's game. Taylor Knox, Sean Taylor and Josh Kerr. Photo: Corey Wilson

After all, billiards is a gentleman's game. Taylor Knox, Sean Taylor and Josh Kerr. Photo: Corey Wilson

Jake Halstead with a whole lotta face to work with. Photo: Peter Taras

Jake Halstead with a whole lotta face to work with. Photo: Peter Taras

Josh Kerr and the things that could have been. Photo: Corey Wilson

Josh Kerr and the things that could have been. Photo: Corey Wilson

Rewrite the Scripps. Photo: Peter Taras

Rewrite the Scripps. Photo: Peter Taras

Unidentified's blurry liplines. Photo: Peter Taras

Unidentified's blurry liplines. Photo: Peter Taras

Walled? Blacks thinks not. Photo: Peter Taras

Walled? Blacks thinks not. Photo: Peter Taras

It's great to know your rights, but it's sometimes better to know your lefts. Photo: Peter Taras

It's great to know your rights, but it's sometimes better to know your lefts. Photo: Peter Taras

Power to the people, power to Taylor Knox. Photo: Corey Wilson

Power to the people, power to Taylor Knox. Photo: Corey Wilson

Gray never looked so good. Photo: Peter Taras

Gray never looked so good. Kyle Crompton. Photo: Peter Taras

Unknown surfer in Saint James. Photo: Peter Taras

Unknown surfer in Saint James. Photo: Peter Taras

Lest we forget, Josh Kerr is still one of the best aerialists in the game. Photo: Corey Wilson

Lest we forget, Josh Kerr is still one of the best aerialists in the game. Photo: Corey Wilson

Just about sea level. Photo: DJ Struntz

Just about sea level. Photo: DJ Struntz

The school of… blue skies. Taylor Knox. Photo: Corey Wilson

The school of… blue skies. Taylor Knox. Photo: Corey Wilson

Oliver Kurtz chases the ever so distant high-five. Photo: Corey Wilson

Oliver Kurtz chases the ever so distant high-five. Photo: Corey Wilson

It's all about finding those windows. Photo: Jimmicane

It's all about finding those windows. Photo: Jimmicane

Damien Hobgood, off tour and on rail. Photo: DJ Struntz

Damien Hobgood, off tour and on rail. Photo: DJ Struntz

Damien Hobgood again? Damien Hobgood again. The man is unstoppable. Photo: Jimmicane

Damien Hobgood again? Damien Hobgood again. The man is unstoppable. Photo: Jimmicane

Till dusk. Photo: Peter Taras

Till dusk. Photo: Peter Taras

Ian Rotgans and the best iPhone photo of that woman's whole damn camera roll. Photo: Peter Taras

Ian Rotgans and the best iPhone photo of that woman's whole damn camera roll. Photo: Peter Taras

Robert Machado. Photo: DJ Struntz

Robert Machado. Photo: DJ Struntz

Quinn Campbell's Mexican insurance. Photo: Corey Wilson

Dana Barre's Mexican insurance. Photo: Corey Wilson

For the few who measure the wave from the back, this is how big it was. Mexico. Photo: Corey Wilson

For the few who measure the wave from the back, this is how big it was. Mexico. Photo: Corey Wilson

Ian Crane immerses. Photo: Peter Taras

Ian Crane immerses. Photo: Peter Taras

And Ian Crane gets immersed. Photo: Peter Taras

And Ian Crane gets immersed. Photo: Peter Taras

How quaint. Photo: Jimmicane

How quaint. Photo: Jimmicane

Joel Tudor, Blacks. Photo: DJ Struntz

Joel Tudor, Blacks. Photo: DJ Struntz

See part one of our California coverage featuring everything north of five dollar coffees.

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  • Oliver

    It was firing at a few other spots as well…Where are those photos?

  • Bryan

    Crazy! Got the same wave as slide 14 but from the cliffs. Almost the same exact time too.

  • Z

    Man…how good are these pics….sick job…

  • mike Anderson

    nice Blacks didn’t even look crowded…

  • whorehey

    stick to the pipeline pics

  • El Toro de Santa Cruz

    Once you go blacks you never go back.

  • Kathleen

    Pic #17 is Kyle Crompton

  • Dan

    The “unknown surfer in Saint James”,slide 17, is Kyle Crompton.
    Not slide 16

  • Steve sd

    When you see the pros at your spot realize that the cameras and publicity will reduce the quality of future surfs there. Drop in and hassle as needed. It’s the right thing to do.

  • Steven Zupko

    Great hill shot from “you know where” Pete. Broke my hand in the water first day of the swell down the rd from there and missed it all. Waited a long time to take shots like yours from some pre-scouted look outs myself. Glad to see what the end product would have looked like.

  • ENOUGH

    The local surfers have had it on the “South County photos” BS. With some days approaching 200 surfers in the water, I would recommend if you are a photo slut to stay away!!!!! ENOUGH!