We took the MPG down to Carpinteria State Beach just south of Santa Barbara.
Our spot was just steps from the beach. The weather was mostly good. One night we had the pleasure of an unusual thunder and lightning storm. While there we had a bunch of friends from Santa Barbara come by and visit. It was a great opportunity to catch up. We had dinner at The Palms and lunch at Cabo’s.
The surf was really ripping the first few days we were there. Head high swells pounded on the beach. It made for a difficult paddle out but I managed some nice rides. Most mornings I was just about the only one out. I had lost a side fin the last day in Pismo Beach and tried using my board with just the single center fin. That did not work out so well as the board would shift every time I paddled hard. We went into Santa Barbara and visited our old friend Warren at Surfing Sports in Santa Barbara and got outfitted with a new set of side fins. Much better. Below is a video of some of the waves while we were there.