G-Man and G-Woman on a Date

31 07 2015

The date is July 31.  G-Man is Hurricane Guillermo (2015) and G-Woman is Hurricane Genevieve (2014).

Grasping at straws here.  But, did you notice that the “G-named” storms for both 2014 and 2015 are in almost identical positions in the Pacific on the same day of the year.  Could that mean we are in for a storm season similar to 2014?  Let’s see, what was the date of Hurricane Marie surf (Big Wednesday) in Southern California?

Check out this screen shot from HurricaneTrak (through surfline.com).

July 31 Hurricane Positions (Source:  HurricaneTrak, surfline.com)

July 31 Hurricane Positions (Source: HurricaneTrak, surfline.com)

Could we possibly get hurricane surf two years in a row?  It’s happened before in the 70’s.

Gotta’ go.  I need to order that step-up board I’ve been planning to buy for awhile.

See you on August 27, 2015 (Big Thursday).  If our favorite Uppers is maxed out, look for us at Newport Point, or at least Doheny.

Someone get Laird on the phone.

Update:  I just checked.  The A, B, and C storms of 2014 and 2015 were in similar areas of the Pacific as well.

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Hurley Pro 2014 Results

16 09 2014

Got your attention!

What a great contest this year–the Hurley Pro men’s surf contest at Lower Trestles, California.  A rich mix of local talent, all the greatest professional surfers in the world, and a diverse mix of surfers from countries not represented in the past.  Well done!

But the results that are tough on the local crew are the extra people, cars and trash that come with such a top-notch, well-attended event.

People and cars jam the road to Lowers.

People and cars jam the road to Lowers.

Trash from a disrupted  camper.

Trash from a disrupted camper.

Visiting surfers at Uppers

Visiting surfers at Uppers

Now you know we love crowds here at TrestlesSurfCrowd.com, but we’re not sure how much more Uppers can handle.  Surfrider Foundation and so many more won the big fight (at least for now) to protect our jewel of the coast from a new concrete toll road, but we all need to do our part to show how  much we each value it by minimizing our footprint when we visit.

There’s not a lot we can do to minimize visitors, nor should we.  Uppers is for the people.  But,  let’s leave it cleaner than we found it.  And,  respect each other’s enjoyment  of the surf.  It’s all about the stoke after all.

So, let’s keep the Hurley Pro results focused on the stellar professionals, not impacts on the environment or our brothers and sisters pushing over the lip next to us.

Surf  on and enjoy The Crowd!