Ten Photos: Jimmicane’s California Winter

posted by / Photos / March 12, 2012

Damien Hobgood, Seaside. I used to live in Satellite Beach, FL and would hang with CJ all the time. Now I'm in Encinitas and it's the exact same program, only with Damien instead.

Damien Hobgood, Seaside. I used to live in Satellite Beach, FL and would hang with CJ all the time. Now I'm in Encinitas and it's the exact same program, only with Damien instead.

Kelly Slater, Rincon. What's with this guy only padding out right before dark? He can get any wave he wants so it can't be about the crowd right? Mysterious dude.

Kelly Slater, Rincon. What's with this guy only padding out right before dark? He can get any wave he wants so it can't be about the crowd right? Mysterious dude.

Evan Geiselman, Ventura. Evan's our only hope for a real world-class surfer from the east coast in his generation. He's making us proud though.

Evan Geiselman, Ventura. Evan's our only hope for a real world-class surfer from the east coast in his generation. He's making us proud though.

Dane Reynolds, Ventura. Sharpy (William Sharp) is the man shooting up there. When we end up in the same spot I just try to hang back and shoot a different angle and give him respect.

Dane Reynolds, Ventura. Sharpy (William Sharp) is the man shooting up there. When we end up in the same spot I just try to hang back and shoot a different angle and give him respect.

Eric Geiselman, Ventura. This day was frustrating. It went from bombing and terrible conditions to perfect offshores, but only head high in a matter of two hours. You rarely see swells die like that on the west coast.

Eric Geiselman, Ventura. This day was frustrating. It went from bombing and terrible conditions to perfect offshores, but only head high in a matter of two hours. You rarely see swells die like that on the west coast.

Rob Machado, La Jolla. Pretty average day. Just roaming around looking for a different view of the action.

Rob Machado, La Jolla. Pretty average day. Just roaming around looking for a different view of the action.

Taylor Knox, Swamis. If they had a WT event here, I seriously think Taylor would win it. He gets 4x as many waves as any other surfer. Great wave, but what a joke that crowd is.

Taylor Knox, Swamis. If they had a WT event here, I seriously think Taylor would win it. He gets 4x as many waves as any other surfer. Great wave, but what a joke that crowd is.

Oliver Kurtz, Salt Creek. Here's an inverted indy grab. Aaron Gieger was the first to do them in Puerto Rico almost a decade ago. Albee Layer has been landing some sick ones. I expect to see a lot of people put this in their aerial repertoire this year.

Oliver Kurtz, Salt Creek. Here's an inverted indy grab. Aaron Gieger was the first to do them in Puerto Rico almost a decade ago. Albee Layer has been landing some sick ones. I expect to see a lot of people put this in their aerial repertoire this year.

Ben Bourgeois, Oceanside. Zander Morton, Benny, Dylan Graves, and Jerry Ricciotti all moved in together recently. The house is called Zabengravotti's. We had a raging Super Bowl party for a house warmer.

Ben Bourgeois, Oceanside. Zander Morton, Benny, Dylan Graves, and Jerry Ricciotti all moved in together recently. The house is called Zabengravotti's. We had a raging Super Bowl party for a house warmer.

Sander Banta, Swamis. This guy got the sickest wave I've ever seen out there. A legit tube, and no one fell out of the lip on his head! That's Encinitas super grom Jake Marshall peeking over the shoulder.

Sander Banta, Swamis. This guy got the sickest wave I've ever seen out there. A legit tube, and no one fell out of the lip on his head! That's Encinitas super grom Jake Marshall peeking over the shoulder.

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  • WOW

    I think Cormican, Nils and Hopper are world class surfers…… Jimmy Your SO FUNNY…. By the way, I loved your outfit at the TWS NEW MAG LOOK PARTY… HAHAHAHAHA

  • Wooly

    Probably the best photos I have seen of CA this winter. Great work finding those different angles, and moments, that provide a new perspective.

  • Mik

    Greatness.

  • 1FromTheCheapSeats

    More Rincon watershots, Jimbo. No game changers here overall, I’ve seen all the other pull-back angles presented here before over the years, but a water shot of The Corner By The Sea is truly rare. And to get one of The Champ ripping is a true money shot so bravo, Grasshopper, and well worth the scroll through alone…

  • ryan miller

    Sander Banta!!!! That is a buddy of mine from who went to FIT with the current Surfers’ Journal cover kneeboarder Albert Munoz. Old guys with no stickers getting it done!

  • kook

    T Knox is the worst person to surf with ever, he back paddles you, snakes you, and usually blows the wave. Don’t bring him to Jorges Jimmy, or Josh Kerr for the same reasons. Pro surfers sniff their own farts.

  • duh

    Jimmicane sucks. I am surprised he is not claiming how much better the East Coast was this winter compared to these shots….why the hell is he out here anyways? go home.

  • Saam

    Your mom must be proud on how talented you are. Your still that office boy after all these years huh?

    Can’t wait to slap your face at state park this summer

  • yep

    Nice work James. Not really into the first Damo shot, but all yer other shots are on point.

  • WOW

    Duh you nailed it on that BARN. I saw a funny shot of Jimmy on TWS new look party slideshow that said it all about Jimmy – Transplant Barn.

  • Cardiff92007

    Well done james. I like your comments too.keep it up