Re: what's your local weather?
Btw, isn't this the season where the Humpbacks swim towards Mexico? I vaguely remember that there used to be a whale festival around this time of year.
Right now, the most common whale you'd see off the coast of SoCal is the Gray Whale. Humpbacks stay further out on the way down usually (though you can see them more easily in North and Central California on the Southern journey, but on the return trip North in Summer you can see a lot of them, and they'll come right up and play with the boats, watch the people, and show off their moves. Plus, there are Blue Whales and Fin Whales in the Summer.
'First Contact' is the tale of a man who just wants to cash in on his creation so he can get wasted on an island full of naked women, but his fans keep insisting that he's a saintly visionary who has profoundly altered the world. AKA - 'I Don't Want to be a Statue: The Gene Roddenberry Story.'