Southern California has always been viewed as a Mecca for all that is surf. Up and down the coast you can find lineups filled with fluorescent wetsuits and the latest groveler from Lost. However, San Diego has always had its own unique mark on surfing. San Diego is a surf locale that prides itself on maintaining tradition. It is a place that has always instilled paying homage to their forefathers, a place where black wetsuits and sticker less boards reign supreme. How does a place with debatably the highest influx of transplants in Southern California maintain this deep-rooted tradition of style and respect? After working on this project, I’ve come to the conclusion that we can thank people like Isaac Wood. Born and raised in San Diego, Isaac brings with him everything that was laid before him by previous generations. He is a longtime member of the Windnsea Surf Club, one of the most well respected surf clubs in Southern California. Not to mention, having not touched a board shaped by any one other than G&S in almost two decades, his choice in equipment speaks for itself. Bird Surf Shed is his second home and place of employment, something that undeniably provides a level of knowledge of the craft that the average surf could never fathom. To say the least, Isaac Wood bridges the gap of the new school generation of San Diego longboarders that strictly looks to restore the beauty of the past.
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Team Rider Jake Fishman gives tips on taking a surf trip, referencing his recent trip to South America.