Today’s 5th Paddle Out hosted by Surfrider was a smaller crowd, perhaps due to the thick marine layer above but there were surfers of all ages – raising money for good causes to protect and preserve our oceans, habitats and surf breaks. Of course there was live music, good tacos and a few words from local politicians Das Williams, Salud Carbajal and surf legend and world champion Shaun Tomson. Booty included raffles from Patagonia, local shops, a traditional finless Hawaiian Alaia longboard “plank” from John Birchim and a basket of goodies from musician Jack Johnson.
Everyone paddled out a few hundred meters for a circle that was preceded by cavorting dolphins providing the karma for the day.
The line-up: (click for larger)