Chapter 11 Crew Scores Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s Wavepool
Dane Reynolds, Mikey Wright, and friends trade off toxic, turd-laden tubes.
Thanks to the meteorological phenomena known as “atmospheric rivers”, California received over 78 trillion gallons of rainfall this winter; enough to fill Lake Tahoe — twice.
Unfortunately — even with California’s penchant for perpetual drought — there wasn’t enough room in the aquifers to hold it all. The majority (up to 95%) ran through rivers and into the ocean.
Farmers aren’t happy about this. A couple of weeks ago when we were in Lemoore, California for the Surf Ranch Pro, you couldn’t drive a few miles without seeing signs saying, “Stop Dumping Water Into The Ocean. Build More Dams!” or “Congress Created This Dust Bowl!”
It’s a sensitive subject.
This cataclysmic rainfall is obviously also to blame for the Wonka-esque water color in this clip. And, although much feces was dished out, many lovely sandbars were as well — for those who knew where to seek.
Of course, Chapter 11 chieftain, Mr. Reynolds knows where to seek, especially in Ventura. He’s joined by a rare figure to see around California, Mikey Wright. Plus, you’ve got the usual Ventura locs like Micky Clarke, Josiah Amico, and Matt McCabe in the mix.
Have a gander, if only to see California at its literal shittiest and simultaneous best.
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