Gallerypost | 2023.01.06

Surfing Blacks Beach La Jolla January 06 2023 barrel

Couldn't resist with that title. Photo conditions today were a bit challenging. Even at low tide, the break was pretty far out. The inside waves were also tall and mushy enough to occlude a lot of the action and throw mist on the rest. I stopped over at Scripps after Black's but the wind had killed it. I cropped the bottom of most of these.

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/u/RepresentativeNo3131
The California coast is experiencing its first-ever swell and a lot of people are posting pictures and videos here about it. On a few of these so-called "big wave" posts, I notice that no one has commented (yet) that the waves would actually be considered a lot smaller by Hawaiian standards.

If you're a surfer from Hawai'i, have ever visited Hawai'i, or have ever watched videos of J.O.B. / Florence bros charging massive 3rd reef Pipeline, make sure you comment on each of these "big wave" posts so that the OP and these other haole kooks know that these waves don't compare to the big waves in Hawai'i.

It's important to do this because the OPs might not realize (or care) that that what is considered an unusually large wave by their standards and/or where they're located, might be a merely average-sized wave by your standards and/or for where you surf.

Remember:

  • 10' California = 1' Hawaiian scale

  • <10' California = Flat in Hawai'i

  • Mentioning the correct Hawaiian scale measurement in the comments demonstrates your superior surfing ability and comfort level in big waves

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