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Surfing at Big Rock in La Jolla

Posted by George J Janczyn on February 14, 2010

Okay, so it’s Valentine’s Day and the Olympics are on, but there’s a decent W-NW swell going off at Big Rock, and priorities are priorities.

 

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Photographing tubes at Big Rock

Posted by George J Janczyn on January 12, 2010


 

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Sunday visit to Big Rock

Posted by George J Janczyn on January 3, 2010

One more day to savor the sun and waves before the first work-week of the year arrives. Big Rock is my favorite San Diego break for lefts. Waves here come out of deep water quickly on to a shallow (sharp!) reef and then break along a rock shelf which makes for hollow tubes and catapults from the backwash. The transition from deep water to reef is so abrupt that the takeoff zone is narrow and tricky. If the wave doesn’t look like it’s about to break on you, you’re probably too far out to catch it. I really liked this Jeff Alexander 6’1″ board that belonged to a local resident named Rand:

 

So, here are the waves:

 

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Surf’s up at Big Rock

Posted by George J Janczyn on December 9, 2009

The next few days should bring some pretty good waves to San Diego although it might be risky to go surfing so soon after the storm. I could smell sewage from my vantage point at Big Rock in La Jolla. One of the surfers came out after a couple of waves and told me he decided to cut his session short because the powerful smell made him think again about being out there. The pelicans didn’t seem bothered by it though.

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