Ft. Ross Campground, cove, rocky coastline, ocean

Like most NORCAL Freedivers, my usual stomping grounds are Carmel, Santa Cruz, and Monterey.  In an effort to expand my dive knowledge, I set my sights further north.  I woke up at 5am, made some Mudwtr, threw a couple of beers in my cooler and hit the road for a two hour drive.  Once I hit the 1, I was so excited to see some kelp beds that I almost pooed my pants.  FT. Ross State Park did not disappoint.  Good looking kelp beds, a few seals, and three inviting coves.  When I came back to freedive this spot, I was even more impressed.  Good sized abalone (season has been closed for several years), very few sea urchin, and the formation of baby kelp.  Pay $8 at the gate and check this place out.

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