Crowds Are Light In Northern California For A Reason
Jaleesa Vincent and Tanika Hoffman wander through the fog, chill, and active ocean.
Billabong just dropped a new edit from their Adventure Division featuring Jaleesa Vincent and Tanika Hoffman roaming the Northern California coastline. Bundled in neoprene, the pair get a taste of the good life up north, scoring glassy conditions and fearing the sea's apex predator.
With 1,100 miles of coastline, surfing in California is a $6-billion industry…but there’s a reason only a handful of the state’s estimated 100,000-plus surfers call the area home.
Long the domain of salty locals and ornery pot farmers, the surf scene north of the Golden Gate Bridge is decidedly different than the rest of California. Thankfully, it’s a ridiculously challenging place to score. With freezing cold water temps, massive Great Whites, and a temperamental climate, the zone generally takes care of itself.
For those living in the Golden State, it's an amazing place for an adventure for those that don't want to get on a plane. Thankfully, it appears no secret spots were harmed in the filming and those mysto ledges and slabs are still mysto.