Summertime means Hermosa is ready for the crowd. Some of the most fun surf I’ve ever had were those all-evening sundown sessions on the log right by the Hermosa Pier. That was actually where a huge surf fundamental clicked for me as a teenager: weight distribution.

Note: scooting forward a tad and lift the chest up when the drop is felt. I had some of my most fun days at the Hermosa Pier and remains one of my top spots to surf at to this day, especially during the later PM.