Hi guys. I moved to Ca (Los Gatos, which is right outside Santa Cruz) 5 months ago from Honolulu, HI. I know -I know - Why? Moved for a job which would allow me more time at home and being a single parent that was huge. Anyway. My son is off visiting his mom for the holidays so I have this coming New Years weekend off which constitutes 4 days.
Surfing in CA has been an adjustment with the getting used to wetsuit, booties, cold water and constantly going right. Santa Cruz is the land of the rights and being a goofy I really really miss going left. I want to head south this coming weekend as I am off for 4 days and without my son means I am free to go anywhere I want. What I want is warmth, decent waves and to go left. I know the water is still going to be cold which I am cool with but some decent weather like 67-75 degrees and sunny would be cool. Call me what you want but the last few times I drove to Santa Cruz to surf the weather was 55, cloudy etc and I just said f-it and went home. I am ok with the cold water but it just too f-in cold outside of the water.
So any ideas on where I should head this coming week. Again, looking for decent waves, preferrably a point break, definately lefts and not too cold. I have a 4-3 wetsuit and I understand even after a 5 hour drive south the water will still be cold. Oh yeah, I would sacrafice quality of the waves for less crowds so I am not looking for the well known spots where I am jockeying for a wave all day. Any advice would be great. I know I am not asking for much - just warmth, waves, no crowds and lefts. I am hoping someone would be on a decent area where I am not spending the whole 4 days driving around.