GrokSurf's San Diego

Local observations on water, environment, technology, law & politics

Friday spot check: Tourmaline

Posted by George J Janczyn on March 27, 2010

Tourmaline is a good place to take a break from the more vigorous surfing action at some of San Diego’s other popular spots. You see a good slow ride, sometimes in more ways than one. Today’s morning surfing session includes a group of kids and parents participating in the annual Alex Szekely Memorial Ikidarod, where teams of kids harnessed to a plastic container with a passenger compete in a race. This year, Tourmaline was the starting point for a race to the Mission Beach jetty, several miles down the coast. Ikidarod mimics the sled dog racing sport of Iditarod. Alex Szekely was a prominent local resident who died of melanoma at the age of 43 (a field at Torrey Pines Elementary School was named the Alex Szekely Family Memorial Sports Complex in 2003).

The early morning waves were fun too. Tourmaline is almost always good for a relaxed longboard session. I left out music this time, just the sights and sounds. And I know I’m posting this on Saturday…it takes time to edit a 3-hour shooting session down to under 10 minutes and get it uploaded to YouTube!

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