This was sent in by David Powdrell. Here’s what he had to say on what looked like a fun session up in Bixby Ranch.
The photos were taken during the Santa Barbara Tea Fire. We decided to get out of town and get out of the smoke for 3 days by heading up to the Bixby Ranch. All the standup surfer photos are of Michael Lee, a long time Manhattan Beach surfer recently converted to standup surfer.
The “soul arch” surf photo is of Mark Levy, another long time Manhattan Beach surfer.
The photos were taken at Cojo and Percos on a small but fun day. I’m probably selling my soul by sharing the location, but for those that can make the trek, it’s a special kind of wave.
I like the adage that “the best surfer is the one having the most fun”. I think Michael may have been the best surfer in the water.