Biggest Clean Up Set (that I’ve seen…)

Clean Up Set On A Chest High Day
Clean Up Set On A Chest High Day

It was, i think, about the third day after a new swell…maybe second…i dunno… anyway, it was the on the downgrade but still HH. Small enough though that some of the people that stayed out of the water the day before because of “bad tamales”, suddenly felt fine and were chargin morning high tide.

As the day went on, the tide went out but size was about the same. Plenty more people scratch for the line up. Basically by lunch time, if the winds are good and it’s the trailing edge of a swell anyone that got shitfaced drunk because it was too big or mysteriously “sick” or even just flat out said, “no way mang!” They all felt confident enough to head out today.

I was kicked back in the shade on the beach and I snapped a quick shot or two of the mid-morning session and kept the camera nearby. At around 2 or three (the hottest time of day and there’s still people out!) I see a friggin’ MACKING set explode way outside of the line-up. I grabbed for my camera and snapped a couple rush shots as the set just unloaded, out of nowhere, onto the full range of funboarders, blue-crushers, and a couple toasted and surfed out tweakers. it cleaned ’em all up. Sent them all to the beach!

before the clean up set
before the clean up set
After scrambing for the camera, I managed to shoot the last two waves of the set.  People are already under full rinse as another macker breaks well past the surfers horizon.
After scrambing for the camera, I managed to shoot the last two waves of the set. People are already under full rinse as another macker breaks.
the last wave of the clean up set.
the last wave of the clean up set.
oh wait, one more rinse...
oh wait, one more rinse...