I am curious how these people are having any fun. I know i am in good shape and have decent knowledge of the conditions, and i have a decent level of fear when the ocean comes alive ( i think thats the best term).They were there last Sunday (Dec 27) as well helping someone at the Fairgrounds lot. When I got out around 8:30 am on Saturday morning, there were a lot of people in the water on foamies and other ill-suited sticks that looked a bit shell-shocked with how strong the waves were. It seems like good conditions have turned into a magnet for folks that shouldn't be out, and it's been hard to distance myself in the lineup from these surfers to try and get a couple safe waves. I've started telling people (in polite fashion) to head up the road a little bit to Mondos, but it seems to fall on deaf ears because I keep seeing these same people back in the lineup.
If i was in lesser shape and had lesser knowledge and was caught inside in the conditions we had i would be really scared out there. Oh well hope some learn and stay safe.