Any even moderately good wave in Southern California is going to be a lot to deal with. Hunting for parking and dodging bodies in the lineup is as much a part of surfing an iconic break as actually riding the waves it provides. Rincon is certainly near the top of the list of both iconic waves and total shitshows to surf. The entire process makes a lot of people wonder if it’s even worth it.
However, the reason people always come back to an iconic spot like Rincon is that it will never fail to provide moments in the middle of all the frustration and heartbreak that make the whole ordeal pay off. In the golden hour lighting of this video from Surf Rinse Repeat, the Queen of the Coast looks as beautiful as ever.