ocean beach is really slow for me this year. But yesterday I got a small striper on topwater at the start of incoming. I was using a blue wood pencil. Lost it a hour later on a snapped line from backlash. damn. threw the striper back. it was 19" and didn't fight all that well. As might see, i'm near the edge of the break, getting smacked by waves on a sand bar a good distance from the dry shore. Not for beginners. Let me know if you want to meet up to fish, newbies welcome.