I can’t believe that I had such a lack of love for Salinas Grande. I mean it’s just a beach, it can’t really be held at fault for being closed out a lot of the time, but for some reason I thought of Salinas Grande as a spot that we went to when we had to because there was nothing else going on wave wise. Lately though, I’ve grown love for the place. It picks up swell as good or better than anywhere. It’s a long desolate place where you rarely see another suffer and it’s never (ever) crowded. There aren’t any rocks or hazards other than the occasional stingray or big set to catch you on the inside sandbar. It does have an annoying current and some wicked rips, but lately it has been producing such good waves I can’t think about anything else except going back. Even on the days when the reports are calling for 2-3 foot poor conditions, Salinas is putting out peaks and barrels that would make you think we’d found paradise…then again…we did find paradise didn’t we? Thank you Salinas Grande for rescuing us. You have a place in my heart as long as I have a place in your barrels.