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

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Weather and Conditions Calm

Had to teach all day but the weather and conditions calmed. The day dawned sunny and soft. There was a nice swell, smaller but still running and the sea has smoothed out nicely. Weekenders got some good ones. Zack said he had the best session of his life in head high waves at Manressa this morning. Go Zacky!

Buoy numbers bounced around from sunrise to about 1PM with swell direction variable from south, west, northwest and west northwest. At about 1P dominant swell was WNW until way after dark. The numbers looked like this:

October 13, 2007 (S)
1300: 5.2 @ 12.1 WNW
1400: 4.9 @ 12.1 WNW
1500: 4.9 @ 11.4 WNW
1600: 4.6 @ 11.4 WNW
1700: 4.9 @ 11.4 WNW
1800: 4.9 @ 10.8 WNW

After 6P swell started trending down and variable again.

Chris sent me one cryptic email. It read, "Surfs Up!" Thanks...I needed that...Truth is though Friday's dual semi storm surf SUP session pretty much wore me out. My hands, forearms and shoulders are really sore. My left thumb is swollen either from thrashing around so much with the paddle during wipeouts and whitewater paddle backs or from shutting it in the car door on Thursday. But it didn't hurt Thursday.

Won't surf today or Monday morning...Sunday is church and church prep. I've got a union meeting over the hill Monday. Maybe Monday afternoon and for sure Tuesday morning if the rain storm forecast doesn't materialize or isn't too windy.

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