A weekend up north...
Who does not know the Boardriders Club?
The board riders clubs in Australia are local staples in the surf community. Even Pro surfers like Stephanie Gilmore or Joel Parkinson or Tyler Wright join their local Boardriders Clubs to fiercely compete with neighboring areas. The Boardriders clubs are making a presence in California. The one in the area where we live in is the Southbay Boardriders Club. These guys were looking for participants for a contest a 6 hour trek up north in Santa Cruz at the famous Steamer Lane. My boyfriend almost freaked out when he heard that he could surf Steamer Lane as a Southbay Boardriders team member in a contest. The contest had lots of talent, but it did not produce ideal conditions. Nat Young, a local legend and former world tour competitor, was even there to represent for Santa Cruz.
We used the chance to spend the weekend up north, and to go on beautiful hikes in Big Sur. It was cooler up there, but the landscape is simply perfect. Crystal blue water, amazing rock formations, and a just really pretty, albeit rougher side of California.
But check the video by yourself.