California is an over-rated place to surf. Ask anyone who lives there, and they’ll tell you the same. Oh, the waves certainly do get very, very good, but it’s more fickle than the rest of the world believes. It’s even more crowded than the video clips let on. A longboard or small wave board is a necessity if one wants to surf every day. But when it turns on… oh, it’s beautiful. And turn on it did last week. “The best swell of 2018” hit Black’s and turned it into what everyone waits for.