Now for some Curious Gabe-style questions for you: Going left or right?
I’m a regular-foot and prefer rights. But I’m just as happy going straight while riding tandem with my son on his boogie board.
Summer south swell or winter north swell?
Summer south because the water is usually warmer.
Surf trip: fly or drive?
Drive. Anything to avoid the humiliating experience of being forced to decide between stepping inside what feels like a giant microwave oven or being groped by the TSA. Plus, the excessive fees most airlines charge to fly with surfboards are a real buzzkill.
What lengths have you gone to score uncrowded surf?
Drove from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara for a night surf at Rincon. We left at 11PM, arrived at 1:30AM, and surfed till about 3:30AM.
What makes a surfer “cool”?
Weird is the new cool. For example, Derek Hynd is a total weirdo, and therefore totally cool in my book.