The Cosmic Creek has a strict pre-1990 single and twinnies only policy and this was the war chest of weird boards for the contestants to choose from.
For some strange reason, these conditions were making single-fins in the 6′ range very popular with the contestants. 1982 or 2019, the Cosmic Creek is a time warp.
Dana Point’s annual Cosmic Creek, now 21 years old, is a surf festival disguised as a surf contest.
Chances are you’ve experienced that deflating feeling of showing up to the beach for a surf after slogging through the work week only to see contest scaffolding towering over your local break.
This circus usually brings a full parking lot with it, where you find no shortage of stickered-up boards and wave-hungry competitors, less interested in sharing contest-adjacent peaks than they are in racking up a maximum pre-heat wave count.
At first glance from the hill above Salt Creek, the site looked like it was beamed down, through the June gloom, from a psychedelic alternate universe.
Read more here: Surfer Mag