Sunday, April 01, 2007


In honor of this spot that would have broke good this upcoming week. What a blast that would have been on a fishy.

The spot came alive on big souths and could hold the biggest of swells. It broke big and clean. The Los Angeles River emptied into Long Beach right at the break and that enabled the wave to get so big and good.

Flood Control, in Long Beach, sadly does not break at all anymore. The jetty was built during the war in an effort to increase the size of the harbor and once the swell blocking harbor was was over. Before the breakwater's construction, Flood Control was a highly prized surf break. "It was ridable up to 15 to 20 feet," Grannis told Surfer magazine. "In September of 1939, we rode a huge chubasco-driven swell that was pushing over 15-foot rights."

Ted Sizemore, an excellent surfer of the time and a Long Beach lifeguard, said that on a good south swell, they had more rescues along parts of Long Beach than anywhere else on the Southern California coast. Now, of course, the Queen Mary sits in Long Beach Harbor atop of where the great right-hander used to break.

Well, I'm off to see if a certain spot is welcomin' any nice early energy.

Irie sunday afternoon fishin' in the sunny warm sunset can't be beat.

2.1 @ 17 secs from 220 and risin'!!!!


At 7:40 AM, Blogger warm jet said...

My dad used to surf there.
He would say with amazment,"you could go left or right on every wave. It was perfect."
I got a feelin' after a big rain and a neg tide it was really special.
I think Surfrider was trying to bring it back.
When surfers start speaking to government about wanting a wave back, it just makes me laugh.
I think you'd need to find an alternative to the wave or pollution to get them to do shit at all.
Too bad.(Imagine the scene today of it going off and the jockeying that would go down)

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