The perfect place to park my skateboard. Go ahead, hate me, I can take it.
The rest of the trip was good too. My mom and dad freaked out when dad's bmw broke down on the way back from the desert -- from under dad's car: "look, it's no big deal, this sort of thing happens all the time..." I guess not to them. The surf was decent. Nice gentle Santa Ana winds blowing for the first few days. And the extreme tides kept things interesting -- two hours surfing by myself at Windansea, w00t!
And I found surprisingly good female companionship. :) I'll have to go back again sooner than I planned.
Now I'm back home in the snow, which isn't so bad.