This wild and woolly landscape will delight, disparage, or horrify even the hardiest of souls. Bottom line: unless you live there, Northern California is most likely one of those places you’d really like to visit someday, but you never quite muster the time or sheer intrepidity to launch that expedition. For good reason. If the very real prospect of becoming a great white shark’s evening meal fails to deter you, the adverse weather patterns with their horizontal rain storms and raw Jurassic swells might. In fact, it takes a veritable mini-miracle for tide, wind, and swell to coalesce into surfable conditions on this largely ‘lost’ coast.