Photos – Letter from Ojai – February 2015

Just off the coast of Ventura – The Channel Islands
We started on the west end of Santa Cruz then spent Monday night anchored off Santa Rosa
Tuesday night back at Santa Cruz – Yellowbanks
A front row seat for Big Wednesday !

Channel Islands Surf Trip

12 of the 14 souls on board

The Explorer – Ventura Harbor

The bunks – stacked 3 high – 26 bunks in all !

El Bano or The Head  (boat speak)
About 24″ x 24″ space – a little different than the average home bath we build!

Fresh fish tacos for lunch

 

The Story of My New Paddle Board ! Busted

I loaned my brand new 9-6 paddle board – luckily to an honorable man …

Uh ohh !  Caught inside – 10 foot wave

Adios!

You can see the board ready for the full weight of the wave – SNAP !

 

Off East Point

Derek heads to the surf zone

 

Tuesday night – the first huge waves show up Big Mike caught this one!

 

Wednesday morning – its hard to get a sense of 30 foot high waves from a photo but these boats are all anchored behind the break – no boats dashed upon the shore but there were a few boards and surfers.

Big Wednesday !

Look closely – Matt Becker bombing a 20 – 30 foot, big wave – a pro surfer from Santa Barbara – on a paddle board – trunks only!

 Yours Truly

Me on a nice 7 foot right off East point – Santa Rosa

and another

Erik another paddler

Body boarder – Kai