A week before the event, a group called the Ponto Troll Crew started rallying San Diego North County surfers on social media to “break out the foamies” because their annual takeover would be hitting Tamarack Beach in Carlsbad, CA on Monday, June 11.
The call was heard loud and clear because according to photographer Gabe L’Heureaux, who shot the gallery above, over 150 surfers stormed the beach that day on some type of soft surf-craft as the first solid Southwest swell of the summer peaked.
L’Heureaux confirmed that it was. “I couldn’t believe how many good surfing kids they were able to rally,” says L’Heureaux. “Moms, dads and a million people that saw what was going on decided to come watch, everyone seemed so stoked.
Passing Tamarack is part of my daily commute, and as I sat in traffic in front of the spot, watching 10-20 surfers all going on the same straight-hander only to get detonated by wonky backwash on the inside, the whole scene seemed like a damn good time.
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