Weather conditions and surfing Southern California.
Being a surfer means being a tune to the weather and tide conditions as well as knowing how a swell and wind will affect a surf spot. Case in point, Malibu 1st point to be specific. I knew that the storm front would blow through and with a hint of south in the swell, 1st point would get good in the late afternoon. I also knew most would by- pass the “Bu” as the stormy morning surf had most surfers staying indoors or heading to N/W facing beaches. No I did not check surf reports or internet sites. This knowledge is derived from decades of surfing the California coast. I knew intuitivly which section of the coast would be good and when. I just took a nap for a few hours and waited for the tide and wind to switch around. I scored sunny, clean, 1st Pt. Malibu to myself, a rare treat indeed! When choosing a surf guide or instructor, ask for credentials and qualifications!