G. Niblock on the L41 TipSUP Noserider. Photo: J. Chandler

Monday, July 23, 2007

Wind Swell Up

The upside of the demise of all this glorious weather is a return to the pressure gradients which usually dominate during the summer months. The north-south Arcata to SF gradient is positive thus creating the winds needed to create local windswell. While the weekend featured perfect weather for the Wharf to Wharf Race (over 50 bands played including the world famous cruz-clown accordion ensemble), the nasent return to the usual has gifted we surfers with chest high combers that are fun for shorters and longers alike. I picked off a number of lefts and rights at several different peaks up and down the beach. I landed 18 waves in an hour and a half, a good catch. Vibe in the water was good. Aloha - "Share the spirit."
July 23, 2007 (M)
In: 0950
1st Wave: 0955
Out: 1130
Wave count: 18
Wx: Thick fog burning off to high monsoonal cloud cover
Tide: Falling (2.8' to 2.9') Rising
Wind: Very light from the southeast
Sea Surface: Light sheet rock-like stipple
Buoy: NWS
0900: 3.9 @ 9.1 WNW
1000: 3.9 @ 9.1 WNW
1100: 3.9 @ 10 WNW
1200: 3.3 @ 10 WNW
9' Harbour Wingpin with 9" HP fin
Beaches: Sand bars
Waves: 2.0' @ 12.6 Storm Surf Buoy Model

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