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

Monday, November 12, 2007

Cold and Gold

Although overcast and fog has it's benefits (it tends to be more glassy than not), there is nothing like a richly hued morning sunrise to inspire and make the heart glad. I paddled out a bit late (o625) but into a spongy morning softness broken only by the biting offshore breeze. I was out through the shore break in the hazy dawn light and heading to GW's where I picked up the first of 15 plus waves for the day.

The northwest/WNW swell has filled in but the swell period falls short of any real energy like we experienced with 17 to 20 second intervals during last week's south swell. Still, there were enough waves to go around on this surprisingly empty Veterans Day morning. I surfed alone for about a half hour until Greg joined me. He got the wave of the morning and after he paddled in and Bob paddled out, I got another "wave of the morning."

Andy and Dave came over when I was almost done and had more fun than legal age adults should be allowed...but that's the nature of SUPing.

A dad and his daughter were out on a tandem board, he introducing her to the lifestyle no doubt. There is also no doubt that these two belong on a magazine cover somewhere, photographed by a real photographer.
November 12, 2007 (M)
In: 0625
1st Wave: 0639
Out: 0830
Wave count: 15+
Wx: Clear with some clouds
Tide: 3.6 Rising to 4.6
Wind: Light offshore
Sea Surface: Smooth with light wind ripples
Buoy: NWS
0700: 7.9 @ 11.4 NW
0800: 8.2 @ 12.9 WNW
0900: 7.9 @ 11.4 WNW
1000: 8.2 @ 11.4 WNW
10'4" Angulo SUP
Rock reefs
Waves: 6.5' @ 12 (approx. ave.) Storm Surf Buoy Model

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