Friday, November 2, 2007
Waves Get Smaller, Weather Gets Better
Surf was smaller and a bit less consistent this morning, but still plenty to go around and it warmed up a lot compared to Wednesday.
I'm thinking that the difference in quality and size was due to the fact that there was more west in the swell on Wednesday which more favorably affects GW's than a NW. This is true even though the buoy readings today were bigger than on Wednesday. Swell direction counts for a lot!
I got started a little late while waiting for the tide to drop. So paddled out at 0755 instead of 0655. Made for GW's right off and picked up a number of waves right away. Andy paddled over after a while and we talked story and rode waves for about an hour before he took off for work. I had a conference call at 10:30 so didn't head back until about 0945.
I took quite a few pictures of longboarders surfing and am enjoying emailing them the pics. I can't remember all the names and faces so I have to send them a collection of pics so they can identify their faces. Then I send them the pics I got of the session. It definitely adds to the stoke when you get a few pics of yourself surfing, and it helps me to improve my photography skills. I'm starting to learn where I need to be to get a halfway decent angle on the wave and rider. The best really is to be in the water with fins so you can get close and then get out of the way. But my shots are just to document the session for my blog and give a few souvenirs away to my fellow surfers. I enjoy seeing the smiles on everyone's faces and it certainly mellows out the crowd.
November 2, 2007 (F)
1st Wave: 0805
Wave count: 15+
Wx: Mostly clear with fog dissipating to clear skies
Tide: 3.73 Falling to 2.9
Wind: Light offshore to glassy
Sea Surface: Smooth
0700: 8.5 @ 10.8 NW
0800: 8.9 @ 13.8 NW
0900: 8.5 @ 14.8 NW
1000: 8.2 @ 14.8 NW
10'4" Angulo SUP
Waves: 4' @ 13 (approx. ave.) Storm Surf Buoy Model