Malibu's Surfrider Beach is one of the best waves in California and a spot I grew up surfing. Early in September 2014, I had the opportunity to surfing in the annual Malibu Surfing Association Classic, one of my favorite contests of the year. This year a hurricane produced 4-6 foot waves at 1st Point in sunny and glassy conditions. Best of all, only a handful of girls are in the water during the heats, so you have the wave all to yourself. Malibu breaks over a sand-and-rock bottom and produces a beautiful right-breaking wave. The wave reels for 100 yards, which gives plenty of time to let your surfing style shine through. I placed 5th in my division (Women ages 30-39)and had fun in each heat surfing the racy sections, hanging five, and wearing only a Seea bikini in the warm water. The MSA event is always a great time visiting with old friends and watching great surfing.
I hope everyone caught some waves this summer and perhaps the best are still to come as the waves have been non-stop here in California. If you're interested in a coaching session, shoot me an email and let's set up a time to get in the water together.
Photo: Julie Cox hanging five by Hollie Trosper