Saturday, March 31, 2007

Dogtown


S WIND 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT IN THE MORNING...THEN...VEERING TO N IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 5 FT. W SWELL 7 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
A still of Craig Crossland surfing amid the pilings of an abandoned amusement park on the water called the Pacific Ocean Park Pier, which the locals called "P-O-P". The huge pilings and piers formed a U shape...a secret cove. It was a dangerous place to surf, wood pilings jutting from the water, unexposed hazards under the water and a tight takeoff spot that required jockeying for position.

5 comments:

Gaz said...

And after it burned down all the boys had left was Bay Street. Quite the step down. In a way the crew got neutered before dying.

JP said...

I've decided this is the best surf blog on the whole darn internets. From the captions, photos, video links, moon phase graphic, handmade link buttons and witty content it's all top notch.

Doc said...

I appreciate the appreciation...

But Surfy Surfy is the goods...

Now if I could only go surfing!

Foulweather... said...

Being primarirly a skateboarder, I was amped to see the Dogtown flick when it came out. However, the surfing scenes in the beginning are what really captivated me. I just love all the symbology and metaphorical possibilities of surfing through the remenants of a decaying pleasure pier. Radical.

Anonymous said...

Ask GAr Swanson about POP . He owns Cascade surfboards up there.