Turkey Trot Weekend

Jalama Beach

This past weekend I took off for our annual Turkey Trot Weekend. It is a surf trip that some friends put together over 10 years ago. Kind of like of guy’s hunting or fishing trip, except the only thing we are hunting is good waves.

Jalama Beach

The Turkey Trot always happens the weekend before Thanks Giving. It has been at a few different locations, however the four years that I have attended have been at Jalama Beach. Jalama Beach is a beautiful State beach located between Santa Barbara County & San Louis Obispo County, about 3 hours north of Los Angeles.

Jalama Beach

The beach is located pretty much right on the Point at Point Conception. This is the point that separates Southern California and Central California.

Jalama Beach

The waves can be three times bigger on the Northern side of Point Conception then they are on the Southern Side. This means COLD WATER, Heavy Winds & Great White Sharks.

Jalama Beach

A group of guys from San Clemente, Orange County & San Diego all try to make it each year. This year was a small trip due to allot of the crew getting married and having their first round of kids.

Jalama Beach

There is railroad trestle that is very picturesque right next to the camp ground.

Jalama Beach

We scored some pretty solid waves this trip. It wasn’t the best trip we have had, as far as waves go, but it certainly wasn’t the worst.

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