My last blog post covered the flat spell that burdened surfers up and down the California Coast. While I saw photos of friends making long treks to spots for any type of swell, I sat and looked on as school kept me booked. Finally, two weeks passed, swell shows up on the charts. A trip is planned, and I make the adventure to the beach a reality. Having not shot photos for my personal pleasure in awhile, I chose to forfeit an extra hour of surfing in exchange for some photography. Below are some of my favorites.