The Holmstroems, the winners of Arnette IN YOUR FACE contest, are back from their trip and are now sharing their impressions on amazing California with you. Here’s a short note from the Boys that sums up their impressions and experiences. Give it a read...
“On March 10th 2011 we started our Arnette IN YOUR FACE trip to California. Because of the good weather and recommendations of the really nice OC locals, we spent the first 6 days of the 10 day trip in Southern California. Spots like Trestles, Blacks or Swamis contributed to making it a real good time! Being surfers from Germany and surfing the Baltic Sea at home all the time we’re also having loads of fun in less ideal beachbreaks like Newport or Huntington. Surfing Germany’s coast brings conditions much worse and at way lower temperatures
As we’re not afraid of cold water we wanted to check northern California, too. So we took the Suburban for a little ride on Highway 101. Due to bad wind and a wrong swell direction Rincon and Sandspit didn’t quite live up to their reputation. That’s why we went right away and drove straight to Santa Cruz. We surfed the best waves of the trip at spots like Steamer Lane, Pleasure Point and the Hook for the next couple of days. We were quite impressed about the locals’ friendliness, which we hadn’t expected after hearing stories about the Santa Cruz surf scene...
In the end we can say that we had an awesome time in California, surfed many good waves! Yet to say that the beer isn’t that bad, but it doesn’t make a difference as night life isn’t happening after 2 a.m. anyways."
We are stoked on their experiences in California and letting you now go with a few impressions:
Surfing one of all the amazing spots there are in good ol' Cali.
That's how they roll(ed) - Suburban, classy.
You can't compare that to their home turf/surf. So clean.
The Holmstroem Crew SUVing.
We know this is not classy at all - it's shocking actually. This fellow teaches us why you shouldn't place bets if you are betting against someone that knows better.
Thanks Holmstroem Crew for sharing your impressions with us. It was a pleasure. Everyone is looking forward to the videoclip of your trip!