SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM
The article you’re about to read is from our reporters doing their important work — investigating, researching, and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspirational stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires lots of resources. Today, our business model has been interrupted by the pandemic; the vast majority of our advertisers’ businesses have been impacted. That’s why the DP Times is now turning to you for financial support. Learn more about our new Insider’s program here. Thank you.
By Daniel Ritz
As much as sunny skies and little precipitation can be called winter, it’s been a long season for South Orange County surfers.
A lack of seasonal North-Pacific swell, a high-pressure ridge off of the Southern California coast reflecting what Aleutian swells have formed and regular side-shore winds have all contributed to a lack-luster winter season for local wave riders.
Throughout March, Dana Point Times contributing photographer Noah McPherson had his eyes peeled for surfers lucky enough to find themselves enjoying the sparse conditions.
On March 20, spring officially arrived, and local surfers are anticipating an early season of well-groomed southern hemisphere groundswell.