When summer season is in full swing, that means long days at the beach, weekend barbecues, and working on your tan. Unfortunately, this season also means small waves and long flat spells. Between May and July, the North Pacific High deflects many wave-generating storms from reaching much of the California coast, leaving surfers hungry for waves. Although it is nice and warm, it can certainly be a frustrating time for surfers. There are some ways to fight the boredom caused by flat spells and enjoy the warm weather. Below we look at a handful of items that are essential to summer enjoyment on the West Coast.
Being a surfer means making sure you have your surf gear ready. Especially if you are a beginner, check websites and outlets for anything from surfboards, paddle boards, beach towels, umbrellas and so forth.