may be no surf spot better known in San Diego than Wind 'N Sea.
It's a legendary break known for great waves, great surfers, and a
decidedly "local" favoritism.
by its historical palapa, it has been one of the most popular spots on the
West Coast for decades. Gray-beard surfers, we're talking those
who's retirement watches are now rusted, remember the days when surfers
would leave their 100+ pound planks on the beach and paddle out when the
swell hit. They also remember
Tom Wolf's Pump House Crew, and the days before La Jolla was wall-to-wall
with houses, apartments and condos.
When the tide's right, the swell's in and
the surfers are cool, it is one of the greatest rides you'll ever have.
Steep take-offs, quick drops, fast turns and speed. It's a rocky
reef and definitely not a spot for beginners, the disrespectful or wave
How can you enjoy it? Show up
when the break's empty or meet the locals, get to know them, listen to
them and maybe they'll let you have a wave.