Photo Gallery: NorCal Road Trip

Ken "Skindog" Collins at his Steamer Lane stomping grounds. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Ken "Skindog" Collins at his Steamer Lane stomping grounds. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Yadin Nicol at a secluded San Francisco beachbreak. Photo: Checkwood
Yadin Nicol at a secluded San Francisco beachbreak. Photo: Checkwood
Aussie transplant Yadin Nicol in San Francisco. Photo: Checkwood
Aussie transplant Yadin Nicol in San Francisco. Photo: Checkwood
Santa Cruz local Nat Young at Steamer Lane. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Santa Cruz local Nat Young at Steamer Lane. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Squiddy's mom at Steamer Lane. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Squiddy's mom at Steamer Lane. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Yadin Nicol pops one off at Ocean Beach. Photo: Checkwood
Yadin Nicol pops one off at Ocean Beach. Photo: Checkwood
You can't rip that hard and not make fans...especially in San Francisco. Yadin Nicol. Photo: Checkwood
You can't rip that hard and not make fans...especially in San Francisco. Yadin Nicol. Photo: Checkwood
Brett Simpson is all smiles after a nice run through the European leg of the ASP World Tour. Photo: Checkwood
Brett Simpson is all smiles after a nice run through the European leg of the ASP World Tour. Photo: Checkwood

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Brett Simpson. Photo: Checkwood
Brett Simpson. Photo: Checkwood
2010 O'Neill Cold Water Clasic Champion Matt Wilkinson (left) and mate his Damien Wills about to get nuts on the town after Wilko's big win at Steamer Lane. Photo: Checkwood
2010 O'Neill Cold Water Clasic Champion Matt Wilkinson (left) and his mate Damien Wills about to get nuts on the town after Wilko's big win at Steamer Lane. Photo: Checkwood
Ocean Beach—where the city meets the sea. Photo: Checkwood
Ocean Beach—where the city meets the sea. Photo: Checkwood
Virginia Beach's Michael Dunphy snags a wave off the notoriously gnarly Steamer Lane loc dogs. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Virginia Beach's Michael Dunphy snags a wave off the notoriously gnarly Steamer Lane loc dogs. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Despite rain and fog, Kilian Garland and crew got to work at Ocean Beach. Photo: Checkwood
Despite rain and fog, Kilian Garland and crew got to work at Ocean Beach. Photo: Checkwood
Backside, frontside, fog, rain, whatever—it's all good for Kilian "Kilgar" Garland. Photo: Checkwood
Backside, frontside, fog, rain, whatever—it's all good for Kilian "Kilgar" Garland. Photo: Checkwood
Brazilian battler Miguel Pupo around the corner from Steamer Lane. Photo: Checkwood
Brazilian battler Miguel Pupo around the corner from Steamer Lane. Photo: Checkwood
Pretty picture but what lurks below these NorCal waters is quite sketchy... Photo: Checkwood
Pretty picture but what lurks below these NorCal waters is quite sketchy... Photo: Checkwood
Like a lot of the guys from Santa Cruz, Nic Lamb is good from 2-feet to 20-feet. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Like a lot of the guys from Santa Cruz, Nic Lamb is good from 2-feet to 20-feet. Photo: Nelly/SPL
Yadin Nicol goes on walkabout...NorCal style. Photo: Checkwood
Yadin Nicol goes on walkabout...NorCal style. Photo: Checkwood