Fred got a new Murphy 8' mini long board that he was dying to try out so we loaded the boards into (not on top of but into) the civic and headed to the beach. Since we decided to go to San Onofre (we almost never have the day off together so there was plenty of time) we hit up Pedro's Tacos first. Pedro's is a pricey, small taco stand in San Clemente that is worth every penny.
There is something about San Onofre that is magical.
It is a bit surreal to surf right next to a large nuclear power plant, a strange combination of the power of nature and the power of man.
By the end of the day it was decided that we would plunk down the 195$ for the annual pass. It really doesn't get better than San O. There is plenty of parking and waves, showers, bathrooms and surf racks. It is a surfer's paradise.
We had such a fantastic time surfing (Fred loves his new board) that as we were leaving I made a u-turn to Fred's surprise and asked the ranger if we could use our 15$ entry fee towards a year pass. He said if it was from today we could so that is that. We are more than happy about the purchase and look forward to this being our new surf spot.