Photos: The Great California Road Trip

posted by / Photos / October 31, 2013

Andrew Jacobson gets above lips and ships on one of the first sessions of the trip. The waves were pretty small this day, but he managed to get some pop off this one.

Andrew Jacobson gets above lips and ships on one of the first sessions of the trip. The waves were pretty small this day, but he managed to get some pop off this one.

Another one from one of our first sessions at Silver Strand. Taylor Curran, making something out of nothing.

Another one from one of our first sessions at Silver Strand. Taylor Curran, making something out of nothing.

Albee layer throws chunks at Emma Wood.

Albee layer throws chunks at Emma Wood.

We played so much hacky-sack on the trip we did it everywhere. Here’s Matt waiting for the hacky to find his foot in the RV.

Believe it or not, we played so much hacky sack on the trip. Here’s Matt waiting for the hacky to find his foot in the RV.

Nathaniel and Taylor Curran, brotherly love.

Nathaniel and Taylor Curran, brotherly love.

Each night, we'd light a fire and post up next to the Rockstar RV and plan our missions for the days to come.

Each night, we'd light a fire and post up next to the Rockstar RV and plan our missions for the days to come.

We stopped by the Channel Islands factory so the boys could check out a few boards. Here's a quiver of Dane's.

We stopped by the Channel Islands factory so the boys could check out a few boards. Here's a quiver of Dane's.

Matt Meola makes the best of Isla Vista’s very mushy beach break. The homies got wet just to get amped for a night out in IV. And it sure was one to remember…

Matt Meola makes the best of Isla Vista’s very mushy beach break. The homies got wet just to get amped for a night out in IV. And it sure was one to remember…

Albee asses the damage from the night in Isla Vista and everyone else checks out their hacky-sack clips.

Albee asses the damage from the night in Isla Vista while everyone else checks out their hacky clips.

There were a few flat days. On one of them, I shot the guys on the sand dunes of Pismo. Here’s a double exposed photo of Matt and a little river.

There were a few flat days. On one of them, I shot the guys on the sand dunes of Pismo. Here’s a double exposed photo of Matt and a little river.

Craig from Rockstar is the man.

Craig from Rockstar is the man.

This was the first time I’ve ever shot off the back of a ski and it turned out to be a lot harder then I thought. This is Killian Garland during the Stay Frothy Air Show in Pismo.

This was the first time I’ve ever shot off the back of a ski and it turned out to be a lot harder then I thought. This is Killian Garland during the Stay Frothy Air Show in Pismo.

Killian again.

Killian again.

Dane Zaun got in the trip the last few days and was wondered where the waves went.

Dane Zaun got on the trip the last few days and wondered where the waves went.

There were ongoing icings on this trip. Somebody would stash a Smirnoff in my camera bag and I would have to drink it immediately, no matter what the circumstance.

There were ongoing icings during the trip. Somebody would stash a Smirnoff in my camera bag and I would have to drink it immediately, no matter what the circumstance.

Driving a dune buggy was one of the craziest experiences I've ever had. It was so fun, but I'm almost surprised no one got hurt.

Driving a dune buggy was one of the craziest experiences I've ever had. It was so fun, but I'm almost surprised no one got hurt.

Even though the waves kind of sucked, the trip was still amazing. It was my first time meeting everyone and we all had some good times. It was tight.

Even though the waves kind of sucked, the trip was still amazing. It was my first time meeting everyone and we all had some good times. It was tight.


 
You could feel the excitement in Carlos Santana’s voice. I called him to ask if he wanted to go on a road trip up the California coast with the Rockstar surf team. “Really, with Matt Meola and Albee Layer!!!???” “Yeah, but you leave tomorrow morning. Can you make it?” I crossed my fingers, hoping that he could. “I’m there mannnnnnn.”

Carlos is one of the nicest happiest-go-lucky kids that submits photos to us. He works as a dishwasher at night, grinding long shifts and saving tip money to buy film and gas to get to the beach from his home in Fullerton. And while the swell forecast for the road trip was grim at best, Carlos made the most of it. He took the trip as a big chance to get in good with some “A” grade surfers. Here’s a peak into there little adventure. Now, if only we could have Carlos read his captions to you… —Peter Taras

For another gallery from Carlos, click here.

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3 Responses to “Photos: The Great California Road Trip”

  1. Bill says:

    I’m not even from there but refrain from using those spot names. Must resist the influx of the masses as long as possible

  2. eturi says:

    Ya, Emma Wood is a secret spot. Nobody ever films there…

  3. Dude says:

    Yea, I agree, sick pictures and sounds like a good trip, but kill some of those spot names.

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