SoCal's Sizzling September

Tom Vaughan

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Updated 11d ago

Sourthern California has been more than spoilt since the start of September. South swells and warm water have been a constant through this late summer bloom, and with a crowd at Lower Trestles that ranged from some of the world's best to frothing groms, everyone got some at California's most rippable wave.

Photographer and videographer Jack Bober had been running around SoCal for two days during the peak of these back-to-back south swells. The likes of Mick Fanning and Kanoa Igarashi stuck around following the CT Finals to exchange some waves and the results were epic. Check out Jack's video below for some insanely envious rides.

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"The conditions were pretty perfect both days I shot," said Jack. "Clean winds all day and solid swell made for some pretty rippable waves!

"Griffin Colapinto and Ethan Ewing were for sure standouts to me. They got all the best waves and were getting 10 turns before finishing with an air section. It was pretty mental watching them do their thing out there.

Zion and Eden Walla on their way to their home break.

Zion and Eden Walla on their way to their home break.

© 2022 - Jeremiah Klein

"There’s always a lot of hype around when everyone lands on a surf spot like that. I remember by the second day I was pretty frustrated getting the same land shot as everyone else who was there, so decided to swim. Definitely found some angles out there that were super rad."

Alyssa Spencer, illustrates for those on the beach wondering what to do with a closeout section. This is a solid option.

Alyssa Spencer, illustrates for those on the beach wondering what to do with a closeout section. This is a solid option.

© 2022 - Jeremiah Klein

Experienced lensman Jeremiah Klein, also a local to San Clemente, had been around for the recent swells.

“The last week of waves saw such a variety of conditions it was hard to be in the right spot at the right time if you over-thought it,” said Klein.

Zion Walla making moves.

Zion Walla making moves.

© 2022 - Jeremiah Klein

California's favourite novelty wave woke up a few times as well.

California's favourite novelty wave woke up a few times as well.

© 2022 - Jeremiah Klein

“So many windows of opportunity, so much potential, but I kept telling myself ‘it’s going to get better later, it’s going to turn on and I’ll grab my camera to document those special moments.’ Then conditions changed…you really had to stay ahead of the conditions and anticipate to score."

Keep an eye on the forecast for SoCal's surfing hot spot, here.

One of the best things about surfing — apart from scoring fun waves, of course — is catching up with buddies before and after and hanging on the beach. This happened a lot over September in SoCal.

One of the best things about surfing — apart from scoring fun waves, of course — is catching up with buddies before and after and hanging on the beach. This happened a lot over September in SoCal.

© 2022 - Jeremiah Klein