Another Epic California Photo Gallery

Santa Cruz's Josh Mulcoy at a spot first surfed by his Dad, "Harbor" Bill Mulcoy. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Peter "Condor" Mel uses his impressive wingspan to snag a set wave at the Santa Cruz Harbor mouth. Those jacks have got to be the scariest obstacles ever. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Santa Cruz's Josh Mulcoy at a spot that was first surfed by his Dad, "Harbor" Bill Mulcoy. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Santa Cruz's Josh Mulcoy at a spot that was first surfed by his Dad, "Harbor" Bill Mulcoy. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Julian Wilson made his way to Rincon all the way from the Sunshine Coast of Australia to rip this last swell. Looks like it was worth the hassle... Photo: Nelly/SPL

Julian Wilson made his way to Rincon all the way from the Sunshine Coast of Australia to rip this last swell. Looks like it was worth the flight... Photo: Nelly/SPL

If you've been following Bobby Martinez's Tweets, you know how stoked he's been to be ripping at home in Santa Barbara all winter. Photo: Nelly/SPL

If you've been following Bobby Martinez's Twitter account, you know how stoked he's been walking his dogs in the pre-dawn light and ripping Santa Barbara all winter. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Something fishy is going on when you see guys like Dusty Payne flying over from Hawaii mid-winter to surf a swell in California... Photo: Nelly/SPL

Something fishy is going on when you see guys like Dusty Payne flying over from Hawaii mid-winter to surf a swell in California... Photo: Nelly/SPL

Who's cutty was better; Yadin Nicol (above) or Dusty Payne's (previous photo)? I'm going with Yadin; more rail less tail. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Who's cutty was better; Yadin Nicol (above) or Dusty Payne's (previous photo)? I'm going with Yadin; more rail less tail. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Unidentified under-the-lip-taker offer in Santa Barbara County. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Unidentified under-the-lip-taker-offer in Santa Barbara County. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Rubber band man Mike Losness in the OC. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Rubber band man Mike Losness in the OC. Photo: Nelly/SPL

Secret Baja California lineup... Photo: Dorsey

Secret Baja California lineup... Photo: Dorsey

Nick Rozsa's green water gaff. Photo: Dorsey

Nick Rozsa's green water gaff. Photo: Dorsey

LA shows it's pretty side off. Photo: Checky

LA shows it's pretty side off. Photo: Checky

Tim Curran ripping the top off an 805 area code left. Photo: Checky

Tim Curran ripping the top off an 805 area code left. Photo: Checky

Geoff Brack whips it around for his homeys on the Ventura Pier. Photo: Checky

Geoff Brack whips it around for his homeys on the Ventura Pier. Photo: Checky

Ventura's Kellin Ellison ripping his hometown. Photo: Checky

Ventura's Kellin Ellison ripping his hometown. Photo: Checky

After manhandling this tube, we will never call Tim Curran "Timmy" again. Photo: Checky

After manhandling this tube, we will never call Tim Curran "Timmy" again. Photo: Checky

Dane Reynolds' California pig dog. Photo: Checky

Dane Reynolds. Photo: Checky

You know you're gonna paddle out, the only question is "right or left?" Photo: Checky

You know you're gonna paddle out, the only question is "right or left?" Photo: Checky

DO NOT look at the island out there, there are no waves and lots of sharks. Photo: Checky

DO NOT look at the island out there, there are no waves and lots of sharks. Photo: Checky

That one spot in LA where <i>Runman 69</i> was filmed... Photo: Checky

That one spot in LA where Runman 69 was filmed... Photo: Checky

Timmy, errr, Tim Curran in LA. Photo: Checky

Timmy, errr, Tim Curran in LA. Photo: Checky

LA shredder Anthony Petruso...a little late for a clip in <i>Runman 69</i> but a nice wave nonetheless. Photo: Checky

LA shredder Anthony Petruso...a little late for a clip in Runman 69 but a nice wave nonetheless. Photo: Checky

Oceanside's Derek Bockleman on a surprisingly good Tuesday morning at the Pier. Photo: Checky

Oceanside's Derek Bockleman on a surprisingly good Tuesday morning at the Pier. Photo: Checky

Nice guys finish last in the OC... Jason Harris. Photo: Steindler

Nice guys finish last in the OC... Jason Harris. Photo: Steindler

Tanner Gudauskas has had one hell of a winter to get prepared for the 2010 ASP World Championship Tour. Photo: Steindler

Tanner Gudauskas has had one hell of a winter to get prepared for the 2010 ASP World Championship Tour. Here he is just down the street from his family's San Clemente pad. Photo: Steindler

With the kelp beds blocking any uncouth wind, Jamie Parkhurst rips into a perfect Orange County left. Photo: Steindler

With the kelp beds blocking any uncouth wind, Jamie Parkhurst rips into a perfect Orange County left. Photo: Steindler

Kauai's Jesse Merle Jones picked the right winter to post up in California. Along with most of the WQS, Merle's off to Oahu to compete in the Volcom Pipeline Pro soon. Good luck brudda! Photo: Steindler

Kauai's Jesse Merle Jones picked the right winter to post up in California. Along with most of the WQS, Merle's off to Oahu to compete in the Volcom Pipeline Pro soon. Good luck brudda! Photo: Steindler

The cool thing about surfing in waves that have a bit of punch is that you get to see big, powerful turns instead of lame little flicks and spins. Gabe Kling. Photo: Steindler

The cool thing about surfing in waves that have a bit of punch is that you get to see big, powerful turns instead of lame little flicks and spins. Gabe Kling. Photo: Steindler

Another great thing about winter? The air is much cleaner thanin the summer. When was the last time you saw Catalina in a US Open Photo? Huntington Beach Pier. Photo: Steindler

Another great thing about winter? The air is much cleaner than in the summer. When was the last time you saw Catalina in a photo from the US Open in July? Photo: Steindler

Unidentified grom with a mini pit at Salt Creek. Who dat? Photo: Steindler

Unidentified grom with a mini pit at Salt Creek. Who dat? Photo: Steindler

The Newport Beach bred bat out of hell Josh Hoyer signs off until the next swell. Photo: Steindler

The Newport Beach-bred bat out of hell Josh Hoyer signs off until the next swell. Photo: Steindler