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December 2006

Jetties, Carlsbad, December 23

California, Carlsbad, Surf

Sunny and offshores, beautiful morning. Got to a spot I have wanted to try for a while but just never got around to it before. There was some size this morning. As I checked the surf from shore it seemed that most of the larger barrels went empty (perhaps they were closeouts). This waste of good waves was quite upsetting to me, so I went home, got my water camera, and went back to get in the water and take advantage of things. The guys in the water were kind enough to give me a few snaps. All in all a fun morning.

Jetties, Carlsbad, morning surf, Warm Water Jetties

Jetties, Carlsbad, morning surf.
Image ID: 17905
Location: Warm Water Jetties, Carlsbad, California, USA

Kyle Cannon, Jetties, Carlsbad, morning surf, Warm Water Jetties

Kyle Cannon, Jetties, Carlsbad, morning surf.
Image ID: 17906
Location: Warm Water Jetties, Carlsbad, California, USA

Jetties, Carlsbad, morning surf, Warm Water Jetties

Jetties, Carlsbad, morning surf.
Image ID: 17921
Location: Warm Water Jetties, Carlsbad, California, USA

Jetties, Carlsbad, morning surf, Warm Water Jetties

Jetties, Carlsbad, morning surf.
Image ID: 17927
Location: Warm Water Jetties, Carlsbad, California, USA

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Bubble Ring Photo

Photo of the Day

I had a request this morning for a bubble ring photo. Bubble rings are cool. Dolphins are the best at making them (seriously), having had eons to hone their skills. However, if you are a blowhard and willing to spend some time upsidedown underwater learning this amazing skill, you too can impress your friends at pool parties with fantastic floating twisting toroidal blown bubbles.

A underwater bubble ring!  Similar to the rings created by smokers, an underwater bubble ring can be made by exhaling just right.  When done correctly, the ring will rise toward the surface keeping its perfect toroidal form until it reaches a state of instability and breaks up

A underwater bubble ring! Similar to the rings created by smokers, an underwater bubble ring can be made by exhaling just right. When done correctly, the ring will rise toward the surface keeping its perfect toroidal form until it reaches a state of instability and breaks up.
Image ID: 07751

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Heaving Mini Tubes

Surf

Heaving tube-lets in South Carlsbad this morning:

Carlsbad morning shorebreak, heaving little 6 tube

Carlsbad morning shorebreak, heaving little 6 tube.
Image ID: 17901

Carlsbad morning shorebreak, heaving little 6 tube

Carlsbad morning shorebreak, heaving little 6 tube.
Image ID: 17902

Ponto, December 13

Surf

Another nice morning in Carlsbad. Full sun, ocean was not too cold, glassy and calm, and a few big bottlenose dolphins swimming in the lineup. However, the water was full of sand from the lagoon so it looks sort of dingy in the photos, and there was a longshore current the whole time.

Don Gaunder, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf

Don Gaunder, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Image ID: 17855
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California, USA

Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf

Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Image ID: 17854
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California, USA

Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf

Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Image ID: 17856
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California, USA

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Ponto, South Carlsbad, December 9

Surf

Got out this morning for a three hour session in some fun surf, first time in the water in about a month. A solid NW swell, light offshore winds, full sun, water not too cold, occasional freight train barrels — empty. All the surfers were packed at the jetties so I had the barrels at the south end to myself for quite a while. The lines were shifting alot and it was tough for me to position properly, so today’s haul of photos is not too impressive. The surf should be a little larger tomorrow, hoping that the sky stays clear for good morning light and another try.

Carson Smith, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf

Carson Smith, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Image ID: 17828
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California, USA

Close out wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf

Close out wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Image ID: 17827
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California, USA

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