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“On March 10th 2011 we started our Arnette IN YOUR FACE trip to California. Because of the good weather and recommendations of the really nice OC locals, we spent the first 6 days of the 10 day trip in Southern California. Spots like Trestles, Blacks or Swamis contributed to making it a real good time! Being surfers from Germany and surfing the Baltic Sea at home all the time we’re also having loads of fun in less ideal beachbreaks like Newport or Huntington. Surfing Germany’s coast brings conditions much worse and at way lower temperatures
As we’re not afraid of cold water we wanted to check northern California, too. So we took the Suburban for a little ride on Highway 101. Due to bad wind and a wrong swell direction Rincon and Sandspit didn’t quite live up to their reputation. That’s why we went right away and drove straight to Santa Cruz. We surfed the best waves of the trip at spots like Steamer Lane, Pleasure Point and the Hook for the next couple of days. We were quite impressed about the locals’ friendliness, which we hadn’t expected after hearing stories about the Santa Cruz surf scene...
In the end we can say that we had an awesome time in California, surfed many good waves! Yet to say that the beer isn’t that bad, but it doesn’t make a difference as night life isn’t happening after 2 a.m. anyways."
Filmed by the whole Holmstrøm-Crew and edited by Nils Bade
BIG THANKS TO: Arnette, FCS, The GreenRoomProject (thegreenroomproject.de/), Billabong, Ulrike Zieher, Nils Bade, Kevin Deetz, Jack O'neill and Shawn “Barney” Barron!
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