Island Packers transport to Santa Cruz or Santa Rosa. Camp a few days and see what's out there. Is anybody interested in doing a trip? Has anybody been there with some tips?
Never been. Many years ago an old surf budy of mine named Skydog did a couple of trips out there on a Trimaran. The Photos he took were whena big south swell was hitting nice looking peak with left looked fun. I'm in Florida so can't join you.
According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.
Not really accessable without a private boat. Seriously... none of the developed campgrounds served by Island Packers (a great outfit by the way) are near any of the surf spots. Most of the campgrounds have no fresh water so you have to bring it in yourself.
Carrying water, a board, wetsuit, etc. makes exploration kind of tough. Towing boards behind kayaks is a possibility but the consistent breaks are still a long paddle and you're on your own out there.
Artz, does Skydog make or sell some marinade product?
I think I airbrushed his board last week.
Did my Lightning Bolt spray job.
Surfboards made by hand. Not machine.
Barry, Danny Highland aka Skydog passed away a few years back. His wife has allow a few of his close friends to use the the Skydog lame on their boards.
I've been out to Anacapa a couple times with Island Packers, pretty primitive out there, no surf on Anacapa but the hiking and free diving was great. Here's a couple pics I did of Anacapa back in the day.
I like them both. Really nice. But I wouldn't expect anything less from you. Wanna make me a couple of oversized prints and sell them to me. Or maybe trade for son materials; Resin Research, cloth, blanks. I got a set of ProBox Quads. Lowel
That which can be assorted without evidence was read in an illegal magazine.
Mr Mellor nailed it. There are good spots with Yellow Banks et.al. but not from the campgrounds. Even towing with a kayak would or could get sketchy when the winds pick up. Whitey is out there too, not juveniles like inshore. Drinking water is a serious issue. Huck you've some real talent. I'm envious. Nicely done. Right now, they are going off with the south running. WNW also works very well out there. It is a loooong day boating and surfing out there and coming back in the evening. At times the worst part is just outside of the harbor in Ventura not Channel Island Harbor. It is not an easy passage most of the time. Had friends go out without a compass foolishly and the fog rolled in. They made shore south of Mugu hours later and these were seasoned boaters. Should have turned back to get the gimbaled (sp?) compass.
No camping at Yellow Banks. The Rangers run a tight program there. Eco-sensitive environ. Still, drinking water would pose a problem. Leaving at 3 am. motoring out, surfing, diving, fishing, getting back, and then cleaning up the boat kicks your ass. As I said a very long day.