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

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Good News; Bad News

The good news is that the first of the forerunners for the predicted swell showed up early today, around 3:30 this afternoon. The farshore buoy was registering 9.8 feet at 19 seconds WNW with an even earlier pulse of 9 feet at 20 seconds at 1PM.

The bad news (so far that is) is that the storm that is coming in, the one I hoped would pass to the north of us, appears to be dipping down a little lower than I expected, giving us a taste of unwelcome weather and most distressing, south to southwest winds. The bad ju-ju winds came up just about the time the swell arrived.

But as darkness falls the wind has calmed and the sky is pinky-red. ("Red sky at night, sailors delight!") One thing for sure...wind or no, tomorrow there will be waves.

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