I moved to Eureka for a year in the mid 90's for the sole purpose of surfing. I wanted to get comfortable with big wave surfing and that is what I did. Nobody would tell me a thing and the internet wasn't what it is now. I listened to the buoy reports on the weather radio and kept a log and figured it out myself.
On my first day I went into the surf shop in Arcata to buy a 5 mil wetsuit and asked about the surf around there and could tell by the response that it wasn't really the kind of question one asks in Humboldt County.
I'm not an outgoing person so it was a lonely year of NorCal surfing... lots of big cold days at youknowwhere and whatsitsname.
When spring came I left to get a good job, something that is rarer in Humboldt County than sunshine. But I do miss that place.
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In Print This Week:
Feb 16, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 7
Under the Color of Authority
The North Coast Journal
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