I went on this trip while car camping at Salt Point State Park with Marty and Cathy and Charles Hessom. Cathy met us there on Friday Evening, and Charles joined us Saturday. Early Sunday morning, I planned on hitting the cove and paddling north, while everyone else did some tide pooling at the very low tide and met me at Stump Beach later. The shore where the access road met the ocean was difficult to walk on, made of round boulders about a foot in diameter. They were super slippery, and nobody else wanted to hang around there to tide pool. So while I paddled around the point, everyone else went to try the sandy Stump Beach (where successful tide pooling was done). The waves were very high outside the cove, and were breaking hard against a low jagged coast the whole way, so I didn't get to do any sightseeing around rocks or into little cracks and coves. The next cove I found, was Stump Beach already! I waited around for a lull in the waves, and came in all the way to shore without having to brave any breakers. It was a 3 mile trip by road, and everyone was surprised to see me so soon. I talked with Charles for a few minutes, and decided to paddle back and have them pick me up at Gerstle Cove again. I waited for another lull in the waves and easily made it back out to sea for the return trip.