A series of strong northwest swells kept wave heights in the 5-to-7 foot range throughout the week, and an even bigger swell is due to hit Friday into Saturday. Given that swell had been lacking earlier in the winter, surfers rejoiced at the numerous opportunities to get wet. Photos by Jared Whitlock
ENCINITAS — Terry Hendricks channeled his Ph.D in physics into kneeboard and surfboard design. That’s one reason he’s remembered by many as San Diego’s surf scientist.
As a female surfer in San Diego I get a lot of attention in the water. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, but every time I hit the surf it seems like all eyes are on me — and my pack of beautiful female surf buddies.
Two local surfers discover a connection between learning how to surf and how to date
ENCINITAS – It’s the second street art piece in the last two months to appear on the side of a seemingly nondescript wall somewhere in Encinitas by the anonymous street artist BERT.
OCEANSIDE – Takayama. Chances are you recognize the name. In the surfing world, the name is as recognizable as a left breaking wave.
OCEANSIDE — The Ford Supergirl Pro wrapped its weekend-long contest Aug. 4, crowning Malia Manuel this year’s champion.
ENCINITAS — Covered in a light layer of resin dust, Jim Phillips clamped parts of a surfboard together on a gloomy morning. A dozen surfboards in various stages of production and tools were scattered about his rickety shed on “the hill” — a hub for Encinitas surfboard shapers.
ENCINITAS — Recently retired Sheriff’s detective Robert Stevenson didn’t exactly fit the law enforcement mold when he applied to the department in the late 1980s.