When you think California, what comes to mind? Hollywood, movie stars, Glamour, the Golden Gate Bridge, Malibu, The OC? Little known to many Australians, the Golden State boasts a lengthy and distinguished surfing history, riddled with unmatched spots and legendary personalities.
The first time I was fortunate enough explore these waters was in early 2008, a mere 17 year old high school graduate with a thirst for adventure and waves. My dad and I drove down the scenic highway 1, the renowned road that curves down the cliffs of the Californian west coast, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Undoubtedly the most beautiful drive in the United States. We Rented a Chrysler convertible, threw my board and 4mm wetsuit into the backseat, and viola, life was good.