Goleta - Santa Barbara - Carpinteria, Wednesday, July 26, 2017


The Boyz Are Back In Town

By Steve Bissell

  • Comments
  • Print
  • Share

Images © 2011 Steve Bissell / Santa Barbara Surfer

Veteran Crew Checks In @ The Point

    The sands of time are shifting and grinding once again down at the Rincon…the first kinda-real swell arrived a few days ago, and ole mama point took those draggady-ass shape shifti’n wind swells and made ‘em line up for inspection for all the hungry locals, and those boys just didn’t dissapoint! Rippin, shreddin’, suckin’ & duckin’...so damn much terrorizing going on you would have thought you were in the middle east! That’s what happens when one of the most revered points wakes up from her beauty sleep and turns on the charm. Even my big black Nikon super-telephoto seemed perky for a change, just snappin’ like a crazed dog at all the action, it’s been a long time before that hunk of glass got some ass!! I’d just bore you with the statistics if I tried to relate who was doing what out there, all I know is that they were mainly locals and they were happy, just like what a nice cultured Santa Barbaran is expected to be…heh,heh…right.

Steve Bissell

Watch the Slideshow
Music: ZZ Top  The Boys Are Back In Town
** Please allow ample time for download (this may take up to a minute or longer depending on connection speed).



Comments (17)

Post a Comment

(Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.)


Please enter the word you see in the image below:

» wrote on 10.15.11 @ 07:43 PM

The lighting is beautiful….wish I was there. Havent surfed the Queen in 3 decades..got some classic days in the 70’s 80’s can imagine the crowd now…keep up the siccc work Bro.

» wrote on 10.15.11 @ 08:17 PM

nice pics steve. wish there where a few more pulled back views and less of the girl with a hat shot.

» wrote on 10.15.11 @ 09:31 PM

hey MadDog, I love this!

» wrote on 10.15.11 @ 10:44 PM

Bitchen shots. Frothing for more of that blue-green action.

» wrote on 10.16.11 @ 11:13 AM

“Oye Steveo….Esta Super Bueno !!”
      The boyz blasting it !!  Loved it !!

» wrote on 10.16.11 @ 01:32 PM

any photos from the evening….

» wrote on 10.16.11 @ 02:18 PM

Yeah sbtom, we had photogs there until almost dark.

» wrote on 10.16.11 @ 06:27 PM

Lots of talent in those cold waters…excellent pictures as always Stevo!

Be well and Rock On California!


» wrote on 10.16.11 @ 07:47 PM

Just beautiful Stevo!
Miss ya Bro!!

» wrote on 10.17.11 @ 02:17 PM

Wow Steve those pics are sick!  It would be nice to have captions at the bottom showing the names of the surfers.

» wrote on 10.19.11 @ 03:22 PM

Excellent coverage of the 1st swell of the season Stevo! It was sure a thrill to see The Queen light up again and to get my 2 waves per hour!

» wrote on 10.19.11 @ 07:16 PM

These shots are awesome. You not only captured the waves, you captured the passion in the heart

» wrote on 10.19.11 @ 07:18 PM

I don’t know how you guys are able to that. Surfing has always been a mystery to me.  Pics are beyond words. BTW, I like the shot of the little girl.  She might grow up to become a world class surfer! Stay safe guys.

» wrote on 10.20.11 @ 08:02 PM

Thin Lizzy does the song not zz top

» wrote on 10.20.11 @ 08:44 PM

Magic….Poetry…...Perfection!!.....Awesome!.....Nice Balance with the Pics of the two little girls and the two older gals,too!!....You did it again, Stevo…..May God bless you always so you may continue blasting us with more of these ¨Specialties¨....Saludos from PTY…..Siempre!!....


» wrote on 10.24.11 @ 10:55 PM

Enjoyed it! Still remember Steve’s photo of Rincon, with Gary Ward looking down from the hill at the line up!

» wrote on 11.01.11 @ 12:54 AM

Great pics! In the mid 70’s I used to surf Rincon almost every time it broke. I was lucky enough to have worked about a quarter of mile away and would eat my lunch on the hill overlooking “The Queen of the Coast”.

I’ve been in love with the Queen ever since!

Santa Barbara Surfer Surf Report

Search Santa Barbara Surfer

Site Sponsor

Site Sponsor

The Latest Swell Data from Rincon

Site Sponsor

Site Sponsor

Site Sponsor

Site Sponsor