Here's a number of stills I pulled off the Hi-8 video:
The Storm of '98. That winter served up weeks of big waves. The road next to the sea wall was torn up from the surge of the
waves undermining the soil. All the sand was removed from the beach down to bedrock. We were entertained for weeks with big
waves and the locals who rode them well.
The best footage of my home break. "The Breakwall".
Above- Waves flooded over the rocks next to the Chart House Resturant. Below- Waves stripped away all the sand down to bedrock,
exposing old pilings from a 1950s pier that we never knew was there.
Holli, our Golden Retreiver wondered where
all the beach rats have gone to. Unfortunately, they haven't reappeared since the deluge
Jeremy Griffen takes off at the Redondo Beach
Breakwater. Recently, he's been surfing large Hawaiian surf, so our biggest California surf seems to be no problem for him.
Looking to digitize this old film.
A boogie boarder lines up for the big left
slide at the Redondo Breakwater that usually ends in a pounding close-out (below) at the end of the ride.
Below - The beach at the end of summer with all it's sand (and buried trash).
Here's the link I use from the Scripps Institute
of Oceanography for watching the wind and swell patterns in the Santa Monica Bay (near L.A.). It shows the swell strength
and direction from both north and south swells.
It's all here - great location, clean environment,
quality service and a lot more. They have docking accommodations for everyone from the overnight guest to the long term liveaboard
with vessels up to 83 feet long. Bring your board and your wallet! There's a great surfing beach (Redondo Breakwater) just
across the parking lot. Afterwards you can stuff yourself at the excellent restaurant, The Chart House or The Bluewater Grill.