What’s good about a summer day at Black’s Beach and some nude surfing? Just about everything!
The annual Nude Surf Event was held at Black’s Beach on Saturday August 1, 2009.
Early Morning Warm Up
Participation was a little less than previous years, possibly due to being held on a Saturday instead of Sunday, but there was still plenty of surfing action and Whoo Hoo’s. There’s even a special shirt which you can get for $10 if you email Geoff@BlacksBeach.org. The money goes to the Blacks Beach Bares, a great group worthy of your $10.
Weather started with overcast, got sunny and then a few clouds rolled through when the surf competition started. Air temps were still in the mid 70’s and water was reported at 79, so the clouds didn’t matter at all.
Participants included men and women ranging from the mid 20’s – 50’s. Waves were on the small side, but plenty of waves were caught giving the judges enough criteria to make awards for best male and best female surfer.
A boogie boarding and body surfing contest took place later in the day.
Dates for the 2010 event will be announced in early 2010, but it’s never too early to start practicing some nude surfing.
Small Crowd on a Winter Day
One of the great things about California is that even in winter you can get great nude beach days. Like today.We headed down to Trail Six at San Onofre and surfed a few hours.Of course this time of year that means a full wetsuit since the water is in the high 50’s, but the sun was shining and beach temperatures were about 70.
Drying the wetsuit
The crowd was small.About a half dozen surfers (all guys).Not many of the regulars until later in the afternoon.There was one young couple.As you’d expect, the guy was naked almost immediately, the girl took much longer.They didn’t stay long, but at least got to enjoy an hour or two of laying naked in the sun in February.
Summer is still the best season for San Onofre. The air is warm all day and so is the water.Sun doesn’t set until after 8. But in winter you always get a good parking place (sometimes in summer you don’t get one at all), and you get your choice of places to sit. There’s a peaceful and quiet feeling to the place that’s nice. And it’s very easy to get in a game of nude Frisbee golf without hitting anyone with the occasional bad toss.
There are official courses all over the country, but with a little imagination you can create a course anywhere. At San Onofre we use trash cans as the “holes”. Sometimes we use big pieces of driftwood that stick up out of the sand. You score when you hit the can or stick. You can set the course as short or long as you like. We enjoy mixing it up.A few short holes, a few long ones. A few clear, open shots….and a few where you have to negotiate some big bushes and gullies. If you’ve got some sports you love, and enjoy even more naked, let us know about them. We’re always looking to update the website and appreciate contributions.