Spyder Surf Blog / South Bay

California Freakin' : Dane Zaun Blows Up

Last weeks' string of swells produced quality surf up and down Southern California. From reefs to new sand bars, everyone got their share.  Spyder team rider Dane Zaun was up to the task and his air antics were covered by many. Special thanks to surf photographer Peter Dive for this crisp sequence:

Dane Zaun photo by Peter Dive 1

Dane Zaun photo by Peter Dive 2

Dane Zaun photo by Peter Dive 3

____________________________________________________________

Scott Valor is a longtime friend of Spyder Surf and writes an occasional blog here and there.  Check out more Dane Zaun and others from this last string of swells at BurningPier.com .

Read more →

Great White Sharks in Santa Monica Bay? Oh Yeah...

[caption id="attachment_183" align="alignright" width="584"]Great White 4 Coming to a South Bay Surf Spot Near You...[/caption]

So you laugh at the NorCal guys, huh?  "Wouldn't surf up there, too sharky man!"  Well, they're here and have been longer than you have.  No, really.

[caption id="attachment_182" align="alignright" width="300"]Great White Off Manhattan Beach Pier Hey he's only 4-5 feet long. Won't hurt a flea! But a mackerel, prolly..[/caption]

Don't even think about quitting surfing, cuz they aren't out there to eat you.  Fact is, Southern California is a birthing area for great whites, so there are a bunch of juveniles hanging around until they get big enough to migrate north and munch on fat, tasty seals.  Besides, there are enough Orcas out there to keep them in check.  Oh, I mean Killer Whales.  Yeah, they're out here too.

[caption id="attachment_181" align="alignleft" width="300"]Great White 1 Manhattan Beach Pier Friendly juvenile Great White at the Manhattan Beach Pier...[/caption]

Tell your friends all about it and be stoked on your own form of "crowd control."  Maybe you'll get more waves at your home break if you do...

____________________________________________________________

Scott Valor is a longtime friend of Spyder Surf and writes an occasional blog here and there.  When it gets too crowded in the water, he may throw out that Great White Shark blog every once in a while just to keep it real.  Check out more at BurningPier.com .

Read more →