Due to the population situation and the general disregard for health and the environment Southern California has – rain means doom for surfing. Every time it rains, the Surfrider Foundation recommends waiting at least three days before giving the all clear to go back out into the ocean, due to all the polluted run-off that charges to the sea.
So last Sunday/Monday when it rained, I was put out by the fact that I would have to wait until Thursday to go back out into the water. But then I was doubly put out when I awoke in the wee hours of Thursday morning only to find that is was raining in “biblical proportions,” as my wife, Miranda Kopfschmertzen says. What is triply lame is that California is currently having some of the best surf it has had in six months. Oh tantalizing Siren.
For some weird reason this rain season has been on a strict time table. Before I surfed I would have never noticed this because I was not so tuned into weather patterns. But this year, I kid you not, it tends to rain EVERY THREE DAYS! This programmed rain literally made a period of four weeks during January/February unsurfable. (Well, I could have gone out, but I was in danger of swimming with poo and contracting any of the various hepatituses that are so popular these days.)
For this, I am now sure that California weather is either run by the Japanese or the Swiss. I don’t know which yet, but I will keep you up to date as this conspiracy unfolds.