Re: what's with the Sea state off the Ca coast.
You might want to take a look at SailFlow.com - CA- los angeles Wind Data
before your next trip. Also, for better seas, get away from the coast. The seas lessen as one gets into deeper water.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."