Originally Posted by gaviotapete
where do you launch from to get a quick crossing to s.cruz?
and what kind of fuel usage do you plan on? how much did
you carry on your sr4? thanks for any help,
I launch from Channel Islands Harbor. Its much easier I've noticed for heading out and coming back as youre more or less heading into the swell or away from it. I've crossed from Santa Barbara and both ways your going beam on to the swells (wind and ground swells). The run out to the backside is shorter too. I use rounghly 11 gallons out and back ( 55 miles ). I have a 19 gallon tank for just in case I need more.
About the coast being a dump, that is actually not true. Well yes most of the Los Angeles mainland coast is dumpish. Avalon on Catalina is a tourist trap. The secret gems are the areas less known like where I went in the slidestory. North of Los Angeles is some really beautiful coast and the Channel Islands are unbelievable. Some travel magazine rated The Islands as some of the best diving in the world. From Santa Barbara North the coast is unlike anywhere else too, wild, pristine, vast. The secrets are always on the unbeaten paths.
Thanks for the compliment, I had lots of practice from previous slidestories. One good thing is the more slidestories I do, the better I get at narrating!
I wouldn't mind living in the UK for awhile but I do love California too. Give me some good surf and I can live anywhere.