Friday, June 18, 2010

Surf Fridays!

Summer is here. Let's say you want to do something different. Something wild and beautiful. How about a road trip to Big Sur, California?

There is so much beauty in Big Sur, it is nearly overwhelming, in a good way. Do you like the sound of staying in a rustic (yet spotless) cabin along the Big Sur river? Ripplewood is where Jay and I stay every time. We recently took Jay's parents here too, and they loved it.

Andrew Molera (Big Sur Rivermouth) is no secret spot. It's a nice point/beach break and it takes a mile to hike in with your surfboard. This helps keep the crowds away.

A generous local showed us how to avoid making that mile hike for a 6 inch wave. Simply turn off the Highway onto Coast Road. You'll need to go pretty slowly as this dirt road has got a lot of huge bumps and holes in it.

Once you get up there, it will look just like this. This is your perch spot with a view to the south.

And from the same spot is the view of Andrew Molera. (There is a campground here, too). This is when you'll need to take out your binoculars.

With binoculars, you'll get a much better view than this. But you can tell that you'd be able to get a pretty good idea of what's going on that day so you can decide on whether to make the hike in or not.

Happy surfing and happy summer adventures to you!


I am super excited because a high school swimming pool near my house opens to the public next Monday and I can work on my paddle fitness during my lunch break. I love swimming so much! I also love shave ice and have serious cravings every summer - can you believe they don't have any around where I live? I am seriously considering getting a shave ice machine. But first, I'll need to spend about a week in Hawaii, learning how to make the best ones from a local who will let me apprentice, and then I can surf in Waikiki every morning and afternoon as my reward. That's what I told Jay this morning. He laughed but somewhere inside, he knows I am serious.

Lots of love...JW


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Jessica Nichols said...

These are some of my favorite styles of posts from you.

Anonymous said...

Love the first art pic. Nothing better than Big Sur.


Anonymous said...

Very nice post. Thank you!


When it rains, or right after a rain, does the trail going to the beach from A.M. State Park get muddy and unpassable?