I used to be a big adrenaline junkie too.... until the ocean showed me otherwise. A lot of people like to think of California as being a fair whether state... its not like that all the time and if your rig isnt straight man and you hit that peninsula at the wrong time you can get into a decent amount of trouble.
Ive been through this myself and have seen so many others told. Its like people have blinders on, the ocean is a different kind of place, your playing with different stakes here.
I hope you inspect everything and I really do hope you know what your looking for when you do.
Dont cut corners man, youll regret it.