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

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Low Tide Evening Session

Saturday November 24, 2007 (Evening Session)

Swell jumped up during the day, but not enough to overcome the morning low tide. I wanted to get in the water and practice step-back quick turns on the SUP because I want to learn this skill. Getting out Sunday may be marginal, and Monday and Tuesday even worse. I thought if I had any chance at all of getting some waves the reefs would be good, and I could find some quiet water to practice on.

I was pleasantly surprised to find some swell lines reaching into the spots. I paddled out through an eight-wave set and managed to get the last one...a short ride heading right into the pier pilings before kicking out.

I spent the rest of my short session time riding various reef peaks, practicing quick turns and battling with the kelp.

I set the Oly up with "cloudy" setting, and near dark changed the ISO to 800. The 800 pics did come out grainy, but kind of "arty" looking.

November 24, 2007 (Sa)
In: 1610
1st Wave: 1616
Out: 1710
Wave count: 10+
Wx: High somewhat broken cloud cover
Tide: -1.7 Rising to -1.37
Wind: Calm
Sea Surface: Glassy with lots of kelp
Buoy: NWS
1500: 4.3 @ 16 WNW
1600: 4.9 @ 14.8 WNW
1700: 5.2 @ 19 WNW
1800: 5.2 @ 14.8 WNW
10'4" Angulo SUP
Rock reefs
Waves: 4' @ 17 (approx. ave.) Storm Surf Buoy Model

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