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

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

South Picks Up

Monday and Tuesday September 24 and 25

Monday was tiny. Still, it was good SUP practice and I caught a number of insiders. It was a fun session. Tuesday was a different story.

The south picked up in size and period. Combined with the early morning low tide OMO produced some fun sets, long walls and fast pockets. I'm learning how to set the rail on the Angulo for speed and trim. It fires through fast, steep sections and stays right in the pocket. If the section collapses, paddle! Talk about having a built in outboard motor! Picked up 18 waves in a hour, got caught inside once (good practice) and completely lost my balance and fell off while making a quick turn on take off. (Missed two really good waves.) FYI, it's really hard to swim fast while holding an 81" long SUP paddle.

What me worry, I'm having a blast!
September 25, 2007 (Tu)
In: 0635
1st Wave: 0647
Out: 0815
Wave count: 18
Wx: Clear and cloudless
Tide: Rising (2.1' to 3.8')
Wind: None to light offshore
Sea Surface: Glassy to light texture
Buoy: NWS
0600: 5.6 @ 10 NW
0700: 5.9 @ 16 S
0800: 6.2 @ 10 WNW
0900: 5.6 @ 16 S
10'4" Angulo SUP
Reefs: Rock and sand
Waves: 3' @ 15.5 (approx. ave.) Storm Surf Buoy Model

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