This afternoon there were empty waves at the Jetty but they were poorly shaped and an unappealing shade of brown, probably due to red tide, plus there was a steady onshore/sideshore breeze. I used my smartphone to check the Surfline report for Linda Mar (see below) and was feeling lucky, so I drove there instead.
Boatdocks was more crowded but many more of the waves had shoulders. I got some nice rides there, a few lefts and a right and some sectiony things in between. The waves were rampy and fun. Sunny stoke!
As I started to change out of my wetsuit in the parking lot, a random woman walked up to ask me how she could find someone to teach her to surf. I couldn't resist first replying with the bumper sticker axiom: "Surfing sucks. Don't try it."