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

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Angulo Olohe 10'4" Board Reviews


I posted a review of the Olohe in the Stand Up Zone product review section yesterday. There are two reviews of the Olohe that provide a pretty good overall picture of the board for those interested. Click here for the reviews.

To take a look at some pics of the Olohe, click here.

Friday, March 28, 2008

South Swell and Rain

By 5PM this evening a steady, light rain was falling throughout the area. By 5AM this morning the first forerunners of a long period south swell were beginning to show on the nearshore, data stuttering buoy.

I launched at the pier around 1130 hours (about an hour after low tide) hoping for some boost from the rising tide and not expecting much from the new south. But I was pleasantly surprised by a number of waist to chest high, five to eight wave long period sets, which were much more consistent and sizable than I had hoped for. My plan was to paddle down to Sarge's and Gdubs. My back is still recovering from Monday so I thought a good paddle and perhaps an occasional wave would be good rehab. But when I saw that first eight wave set at Apt. House Point I knew I wasn't going anywhere soon.

No one was out but me (therefore the paucity of surf pics) and a skimboarder on shore. I couldn't believe it! Friday...the last Friday of Spring Break and the place was deserted. Granted, the waves weren't epic but there were many good rides to be had in excellent conditions. There were a dozen laydown guys out at Sarge's and at around 1230 a regular convention of janitors invaded. My last count was seven SUP riders at Sarge's...and no one but me at the point.

Both the weather (rain) and the surf (south swell) were accurately forecast by the NWS, Mark Sponsler's StormSurf and Adam Wright's southern california surf forecast. Adam's blog and forecasts are a great new "find" thanks to Jason's DailyBread blog in SoCal. It has been much easier for me to find resources to accurately predict North to West swells but finding good resources for south swells has been more difficult. Adam's website is outstanding, and a great indicator up here in NorCal for incoming southerly swells.

The day started out in bright sun and ended up with high cloud overcast. Based on Nate Burgoyne's suggestions on The Zone, and a column he wrote in his online mag, I switched out my Greenough cutaway for my trusty Preisendorfer Rainbow flex. I used the 2" Burgoyne Rule for a good starting place. It took a few waves to get used to the new feel. The board was solid on the wave face and perhaps a bit harder to turn, but overall the tail end felt a little more stable in the wave. I also got a good recommendation from Nate re a cutaway fin so I bought one with a credit I had at Freeline. The theory is that this 9" Future cutaway produces more drive from a beefier base, but the cutaway gives you more maneuverability and a "pivoty" turn. More on this after I try it out.

Since the sun was nearly overhead when I launched, and it's rays were harsh enough to be of concern, I decided to try my new "Indo" surf hat from Dakine. It worked great. Somebody ought to get employee of the decade for designing this hat, it's got everything, is very comfortable, and does what it's supposed to do...keep the sun off my face, ears and neck. It comes in "one-size-fits-all" which I think will be too small for people with bigger hat sizes. Mine fits me perfect and I wear a size that is almost exactly between S/M and M/L. For $30 it's a great deal. (Dakine makes a ball cap too which is also a big seller according to the sales folks at O'Neill's, where I bought the Indo.)

Finally, Evan had a very cool post of him surfing his new Blair 9'11" Quad SUP at Puena Point. He's looking very moderne in red surf shorts and dark glasses. It made me remember that I had a pair of surf sunglasses from SeaSpecs that I had received for free with something I bought a couple years ago. Today I gave them a try with mixed reviews. They are tinted brown (they come in gray too), and they worked great in the bright sunlight. But when it got overcast and the sea color blended with the sky color at the horizon, it was difficult to see which were the best waves in each set. It was difficult without the glasses too, but somewhat easier without the SeaSpecs on. Another slightly irritating thing about the glasses is that when they get wet you have to look through the water drops on the lenses. You can't really wipe them off, they just streak. (My wetsuit sleeve did the best job, but it was still kind of a hassle.) I did like the glare reduction though and will probably wear them again in bright sun. For distance paddling the glasses will be totally killer.
March 28, 2008 (F)
In: 1123
Out: 1300
AT= 53 - 58 degrees
WT= 50 degrees at the farshore buoy
Wx: Sunny and cool with incoming leading edge cold front clouds to increasing overcast
Tide: 0.85 Rising to 1.59
Wind: Light south/southwest at 3 mph, increasing to 6 mph with gusts at 10
Sea Surface: Smooth and glassy with bands of light wind texturing to fully wind textured
Buoy: NWS
The buoy is delivering sporadic data.
1000: 5.2 feet @ 19 Seconds South
1100: No data
1200: 5.6 feet @ 17.4 Seconds SSW
1300: 5.2 feet @ 17.4 Seconds SSW
1400: 4.9 feet @ 17.4 Seconds SSW
10'4" Angulo SUP with Infinity paddle
Fin set-up: 2+1 with 9" RFC Preisendorfer center fin and FCS GL sides
Rock reefs
Waves: 3 feet at 10 seconds (Nearshore buoy approx. ave.) Storm Surf Buoy Model

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Moriarity Race Set For June 21 at New Brighton


The 7th Annual Surftech Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard race is scheduled to go off on Saturday, June 21 at New Brighton Beach.

This is a great event and all proceeds are donated to Junior Lifeguard Programs in Santa Cruz County. The donations provide kids with JG scholarships in Jay's name and provides new paddleboards to train and have fun on.

Click on the poster for more info. I'll probably be paddling the 2-miler, but I encourage all NorCal SUPers to come to the Jay for a good time and a worthy event. I'll be passing the hat so that we stand up folks can make a fat contribution to the Jr. Guards above and beyond the registration fee...so, bring your wallet, your checkbook, your generosity and your aloha spirit.

See ya there!

Wind Swell Continues; Water Temp Drops

Well, I didn't make it out yesterday for a walk and pics. I got sidetracked in Freeline talking with James about a summer fun board for the beaches this year. He suggested the Surftech Channel Islands Flyer II. I'm also looking at the Surftech RF Mac and GSI Webber Fatburner (probably too short and not enough volume). Or maybe John will shape me a custom, although I get the feeling that he is just as happy to sell me a production board. (He may even make better markup on it than a custom.) Everything is in the seven foot range to accommodate for my age and growing lack of flexibility. (I just can't pop-up on a six footer like I used to.)

I think it will really be fun (and a great workout) to take the SUP and the shortboard out for morning surfing. When it's too small to surf town, and too big to have a lot of fun in the beach breaks with the SUP, I can take the shortboard (or hybrid) out for a surf after a good paddle on the SUP...or not! Life is so good...so many options!

Satellite pics today show the windswell pattern still with us and sending lots of wind swell waves our way. The IR sat pic shows a moisture plume over us. The cold front has passed through, mixing out the inversion layer and voila, no fog. On the ground we're looking at high thin cloud cover with some more solid clouds occasionally filling in.

Noticeable now is the declining water temp, typical for Spring with the northerly winds indicating the upwelling soon to start up. Today's temp at this writing is 50.5 degrees, and that feels pretty cold. So just as the sun starts to heat up the atmosphere and you're thinking of ditching the 5-4-3, don't. Remember, if you get too hot in your suit, the easy part is cooling off.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wind Swell Holding and Up a Bit


This morning finds the farshore buoy indicating 8.5' @ 12.9 seconds WNW and also showing consistent WNW swell from the winds that have been ever present in the NPAC Gulf for almost the last two weeks.

With the low morning tide, town spots are looking pretty good. My back is still not up to speed so I've beached myself until at least tomorrow (or until later today if the swell gets bigger and the current good conditions last...no self discipline...) The faraway buoy has been showing the same wind swell, only a bit bigger, so I expect size to increase here for the next few hours before mimicking the faraway buoy and starting to back down later today.


The infrared satellite images are from NOAA, in 24-hour increments from today back three days. They clearly show the wind and fetch that is the breeding ground for our current waves. Nature's wave womb.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Small Surf; Weather Holding


The unusually perdurable and clear, sunny, summer-like weather is holding, although there is a massive fog bank lurking several miles offshore sending cool, light onshore breezes to the beach. I paddled out at Patty's and down to TVA's, looking for the same sand bar peak I surfed with Buzz and his son last Friday. One other guy out a half mile away. Other than him, just me and the seals.

The tide was too low and the peak just wasn't doing it. There were some messy double bump lines just south so I surfed that for about 45 minutes before tweaking my left glut after kicking out of a close-out in the unstable and frothy sea surface. Figured it wasn't worth a further effort so cut my surf short and headed back to Patty's for the take-out.

Went to Mark for an adjustment and it's calmed down enough to live life without having to take it easy, or resort to the muscle relaxers, or even the high dose ibuprofen. Hopefully it'll disappear by tomorrow.

Forecasters are calling for cold low pressure to move down from BC late Tuesday or Wednesday, which is about the same time the wind swell is supposed to pick up a bit. I wouldn't doubt that it will cool down some soon, and I'd be surprised not to see fog tomorrow morning, or even later this evening.
March 24, 2008 (M)
In: 0940
Out: 1050
AT= 53 - 54 degrees
WT= 50.5 degrees at the farshore buoy
Wx: Sunny, clear and cool
Tide: 2.39 Rising to 3.3
Wind: Calm to light south/southwest
Sea Surface: Light rolling sea, glassy to light wind texturing
Buoy: NWS
The buoy is delivering sporadic data.
0300: 6.6 feet @ 13.8 Seconds NW
1300: 5.9 feet @ 12.1 Seconds WNW
10'4" Angulo SUP with Infinity paddle
Fin set-up - Single 9.75" Greenough Stage 6 cutaway
Sand bars
Waves: 4 feet at 12 seconds (Nearshore buoy approx. ave.) Storm Surf Buoy Model

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Vernal Equinox, Spring Break and MikeyB's Pics

So finally after "trunkin'" it all winter long on his SUP in 51 degree water, MikeyB has a good reason for leaving his wetsuit on land. He's in Hawaii! He sent me these pics so I wouldn't feel bad about being left behind....thanks MikeyB.

Meanwhile in NorCal, there isn't much to complain about. Spring has sprung as they say (the vernal equinox happening on the 20th) and the weather and the waves have been cooperating nicely. Nothing spectacular but some good solid fun in the flawless Spring conditions.

A small pulse jumped back up today and is slated to run through the weekend and into the first of the week. The sunny, fogless days are forecast to hold too. There has been a steady drumbeat of wind swell generated by low pressure in the Gulf, originating near the dateline which has kept the waves on tap. Not real big in town but the beachies have been good. Zacky surfed Noel's down south yesterday and said it was fun with lots of good rides coming off the sandbar.

With a week of Spring vacation in front of us, the inland families are starting to flock to the rentals on the strand, filling up the beach with kids, sand toys, boogie boards, sun shades, towels and all the accouterments of fun for the seashore. I love to see the beach crowded with kids who are happy and laughing and having no trouble expressing it in all manner of ways.

I'm resting up for a few days after being out in the water for three days straight (paddling and surfing) and a three hour mega-wave count session yesterday. I'm obviously having too much fun on the SUP. Someone's got to put a stop to it...it might as well be my body which actually ordered me back to bed this morning. What a tyrant!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday Gifts

Life is always full of surprises, most of which come when we least expect them...hence the surprise eh? Today I launched at Platty's, no one out. Then suddenly I was joined by Priscilla and her son Patrick. A nice surprise and a good way to start the morning. My plan was to paddle down to Walls, turn around, come back to Platty's, get my 7'6" Freeline and lay down surf for an hour or so.

But that didn't happen because when I got to Walls (about a half mile paddle down the beach) I ran into John surfing some nice peaks there. I stayed a while, he got out and soon another stand up surfer paddled out. I hadn't seen Buzz since last summer when I bugged him about SUPing while we were out at another beach break. You don't see many stand up surfers who aggressively seek out the beach breaks because it takes lots of practice to successfully crash white water. But Buzz is one who goes out of his way to surf the beachies. He's one of the best so it was good to see him again.

Also today I switched out paddles from the Infinity 6" otter tail to the Kialoa Kole with the 9" blade. True to what I remember, the bigger blade is a very good distance paddle. The long slow pull or draw really gets the momentum going and you can cover a lot of distance faster for the same or less energy expended. But in the surf the Kole feels like pulling through molasses when positioning and paddling for waves. That's when I really missed the Infinity. So for any distance, or day trips, I take the Kole. For surfing, it's the Infinity all the way.

I love these kinds of surprises! I got a few pics, revisited and field tested my paddles, surfed and chatted with friends, met Buzz' son who was out with us on a longboard, and got some good waves in clear ultra-clean water and spectacular weather. What a great Good Friday surprise.

March 21, 2008 (F)
In: 0830
Out: 1130
AT= 41 - 55 degrees
WT= 52 degrees at the farshore buoy
Wx: Sunny, clear and cool
Tide: 4.14 Rising to 4.69 to 4.23 Falling
Wind: Calm to light south/southwest
Sea Surface: Light rolling sea, glassy to light wind texturing
Buoy: NWS
0700: 3.6 feet @ 11.4 Seconds NW
0900: 3.3 feet @ 12.1 Seconds NW
1000: 3.6 feet @ 11.4 Seconds WNW
1300: 4.6 feet @ 10.8 Seconds NW
10'4" Angulo SUP with Infinity paddle
Fin set-up - Single 9.75" Greenough Stage 6 cutaway
Sand bars
Waves: 3 feet at 12 seconds (Nearshore buoy approx. ave.) Storm Surf Buoy Model

Thursday, March 20, 2008

SUPin' and Sh-longin'

Today turned out to be a nice morning with light offshores and the low clouds yielding to the sunshine. Yesterday I couldn't see fitting my SUP into any of the fast closing beach breaks waves, so I brought my 7'6" Freeline shlong (John's name for this hybrid cross between a sh-ortboard and a long-board). I launched again at Platty's and went for a half-hour paddle. After that I got the shlong and surfed another 45 minutes before having to get out to visit Mark, my chiropractor.

First time I've lay down surfed in a long time. Since last September 17 I think. Only a few guys out and we were spread out so far apart it was like surfing alone. It was fun and I've been wondering what I was going to do when the winter swells died off. Now I know. I'll stand up and lay down surf, the best of both worlds. Life is good!
March 20, 2008 (Th)
In: 0830
Out: 0945
AT= 43 - 52 degrees
WT= 51.4 degrees at the farshore buoy
Wx: Low clouds clearing early
Tide: 4.84 Rising to 4.93 Falling
Wind: North at 3 mph to SE at 3 mpg
Sea Surface: Light rolling sea and glassy
Buoy: NWS
0800: 4.3 feet @ 12.9 Seconds NW
0900: 3.9 feet @ 12.9 Seconds WNW
1000: No data
1100: No data
10'4" Angulo SUP with Infinity paddle
Fin set-up - Single 9.75" Greenough Stage 6 cutaway
7'6" Freeline Design (hybrid) Shlong
Fin set-up - 5" Rainbow center with 4.6" Future sides
Sand bars
Waves: 4 feet at 13 seconds (Nearshore buoy approx. ave.) Storm Surf Buoy Model

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

June Gloom Preview








The NWS said that yesterday's weather pattern looked more like summer than winter. This morning our entire area was covered by a high layer of clouds, aka the inversion layer, i.e. high fog, which eventually moved off to the south as the day wore on.

The surf was summer like too in that town was too small to ride (with the high tide), and the beaches were either too big or closing out, or both. So I decided to go for a paddle.

I launched at Platty's where the water was smooth and glassy with just a light rolling sea. I paddled up and down the beach a couple miles looking for a ridable sandbar. Didn't find one that I could fit my 10'4" SUP into. A group of five punters found the only surfable left for miles around and proceeded to shred it nicely. Nick, one of my TA's who is sponsored by a local shop, was shortboarding in the group and ripping.

Higher tides are washing out a lot of spots. More beachbreak checks tomorrow.
March 19, 2008 (W)
In: 1000
Out: 1045
AT= 51 - 52 degrees
WT= 51.4 degrees at the farshore buoy
Wx: High overcast to partly clearing and cloudy
Tide: 4.6 Falling to 3.6
Wind: Calm to southwest at 3 mph
Sea Surface: Light rolling sea with glassy to light wind texturing
Buoy: NWS
0900: 6.2 feet @ 13.8 Seconds WNW
1000: 6.2 feet @ 14.8 Seconds WNW
1100: 6.2 feet @ 13.8 Seconds WNW
1200: 6.2 feet @ 14.8 Seconds WNW
10'4" Angulo SUP with Infinity paddle
Fin set-up - Single 9.75" Greenough Stage 6 cutaway
Sand bars
Waves: 4 feet at 13 seconds (Nearshore buoy approx. ave.) Storm Surf Buoy Model

Monday, March 17, 2008

StormSurf Rocks!

No...not THAT kind of storm surf...this kind, the wave forecasting website.

Mark Sponsler has assembled a formidable wave forecasting website replete with more tools and models than a laymen could ever hope for. Why guess if there is going to be surf, or when the waves will come up, when you can know with almost 100% assurance.

Mark nailed this just past "dual" swell, summing it up succinctly with the following paragraph: "This to make for essentially two different swells, one with longer period and low consistency generated from higher seas early in the storms life when it was 1600-2100 nmiles out, followed by a second swell with period in the 13-14 secs range generated when the system was weaker and 266-1417 nmiles out. Either way, only Hawaii to see real significant class energy, with exposed breaks in California seeing large advanced class swell at best."

The best place to start to get the best overall perspective is with the tutorials. But all the models and charts can be too much fun to resist.

Thanks Mark and crew for making surfing so much more fun!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Requiem for the Winter

If the forecast that the jetstream is finished for this winter is true, then this multi-day series of northwesterly swells could be it's requiem. What a fine way to depart, with cold winter winds, rain and hail biting the flesh amidst blown back white mists and copious lines of storm-made energy. These days have had all the pieces of winter from warm sun beating on black rubber to the hard labor of paddling against blustery and unforgiving headwinds. And portentous of the lull to come, this swell would not give us the sheer, raw muscle of winter. We go more gently into the next season, and this not of our own making or will.

Paddled out in warm sunshine where Kyle and Tyler were already on the scene, Kyle on SUP. It wasn't long before it became a full-blown janitors convention with Stewart and his buddy on stand up, and Lars (retired Cali state lifeguard and surf instructor extraordinaire) out on his 10' House shaped Surftech. The sweepers were everywhere. Finally after a couple hours it was just me and Lars.

I got one triple past Dick's and was ready to get out when Lars and I proposed a paddle and board swap, he wanting to try the Infinity otter tail and me wanting to try the Surftech. I definitely got the better of the deal because I got to use Lars super secret adjustable length paddle that he designed and built. I am sworn to secrecy but when this paddle hits the market all the boyz will want one. It is hot!

We surfed another hour by ourselves in the sometimes glassy, sometimes wind mottled sea, watching the storms blow through and catching our fill, our actions unconsciously worshiping in the moment.
March 15, 2008 (Sa)
In: 1000
Out: 1230
AT= 50 - 50 degrees
WT= 52.9 degrees at the farshore buoy
Wx: Sunny to stormy with rain and wind to sunny, etc.
Tide: .37 Falling to -0.14 rising
Wind: Calm to southwest at 11 mph to calm
Sea Surface: Light bump with light to moderate wind mottling to glassy and back and forth
Buoy: NWS
1000: 12.5 feet @ 13.8 Seconds WNW
1100: 11.5 feet @ 13.8 Seconds WNW
1200: 10.2 feet @ 12.9 Seconds WNW
1300: 10.2 feet @ 13.8 Seconds WNW
10'4" Angulo SUP with Infinity paddle
Rock reefs
Waves: 8 feet at 13 seconds (Nearshore buoy approx. ave.) Storm Surf Buoy Model

Friday, March 14, 2008

WNW Arrives Right on Schedule






Sometimes it happens like this but today's WNW swell, forecast well in advance, arrived and no one decided to surf. The spots were almost deserted for this morning's clear sunrised, head high, offshore breezing screamers that blazed over the reefs at Gdubs.

Conditions flowed forth from a flawless clear sky sunrise, to rain in the line-up, to partial clearing as the high rain clouds drifted south. Visibility went from 20 miles, to a few miles in contrast so even, and the sea so glassy, it was almost impossible to measure the waves as the sky melted into the sea.

I paddled through and past the two guys sitting at Sarge's and onto Gdubs where the waves were clearly bigger, faster and more frequent. I expected a half or dozen people, there were three. My first wave was a steep peaking jetstream that gave up three nice sections before I kicked out almost back at Sarge's. It turned out to be my wave of the day.

Andy joined me after a while, followed by Dave on his SUP. Andy introduced Kyle who was in town with a photog shooting stuff for Clay Feeter's new SUP/Sail mag. Kyle wandered off back to Sarge's and the three of us surfed plenty waves at Gdubs. Jamie paddled out early on and picked up a load of good rides at one of his favorite reefs that he surfs so well.

As the day wore on and the tide drained the waves got smaller and the rides shorter. I decided to end my session with a paddle to Pt. Prow to see what was up there. Not much. I got one across the pocket beach and after a long wait decided to call it a day. Another incredibly beautiful day in OMO.

March 14, 2008 (F)
In: 0727
Out: 1000
AT= 42 - 51 degrees
WT= 52.9 degrees at the farshore buoy
Wx: See above
Tide: 1.56 Falling to -0.09 rising
Wind: N at 1 to 6 mph to calm to light SW
Sea Surface: Light bump with light to moderate wind mottling to dead glassy back to mottled
Buoy: NWS
0600: 7.5 feet @ 17.4 Seconds W
0700: 6.9 feet @ 16 Seconds WNW
0800: 7.5 feet @ 16 Seconds W
0900: 6.9 feet @ 16 Seconds WNW
1000: 6.9 feet @ 16 Seconds WNW
1100: 6.2 feet @ 16 Seconds WNW
10'4" Angulo SUP with Infinity paddle
Rock reefs
Waves: 6 feet at 17 seconds (Nearshore buoy approx. ave.) Storm Surf Buoy Model

Thursday, March 13, 2008

West/WNW Swell Arrives Tomorrow

In the roof gutter's downspout, the random and oblivious staccato beating of the light drizzle's wash woke me. No reason to get up. Wife still on vacation. Kids grown and independent. Body aching from two days of hard paddling and stand up surfing. Lay there. Doze. Pray. Assess for further injuries. Re-assess.

Once up, drop six ibuprofen and check the computer for the alleged swell that's coming. Yep! There it is, hitting the faraway buoy at 5AM with small but rising six foot waves at 20 second intervals.

NWS forecasting winds to be light before kicking up from the northwest on Saturday. Friday's dawn patrol (Lord and body willing), here I come.

Update: At 8AM a 16 second south pulse showed up on the nearshore buoy. I thought this to be an aberration at first, but at 11AM and Noon, there it was again. No souths are showing in SoCal, although south passed through there yesterday. I thought that the south was too weak to make it up here, but...here it is. (See updated buoy data image.) Some spots look pretty good on the rising tide. Still...I'm resting up for tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Short Duration WNW Fades Out; NW Wind Swell Fills In

Paddled out at 0720 into a offshore, low tide, overcast morning with the waning WNW swell and the new NW wind swell delivering waist to chest high waves. At first, waves were consistent but as the day lightened, the close together waves became smaller and less consistent.

I got a number of quick rides at Sarges then when things slowed paddled over to Gdubs. The kelp was too much to manage on the SUP for the quality of waves that were sporadically coming through. Several shortboarders were out and I didn't want to get in their way. Take-offs had to be right in the steepest part of the peak or you couldn't drop in. The waves wouldn't hold up, but then once you got going, they sectioned out into the low tide reefs.

So I paddled back through Sarges and picked up a longish ride halfway to Pt. Prow. Surfed there for about an hour and a half by myself in oily smooth glass. Waves were small and very consistent. Fast little sections across the pocket beach. Practiced quick turns until my legs were screaming, then rode some more waves.

High pressure is leaving the storm door open to cooler temps and a bit of precip perhaps later tomorrow. Forecast is for the surf to drop throughout the day and Thursday and then jump back up on Friday. Good. I need the rest.
March 12, 2008 (W)
In: 0720
Out: 1005
AT= 47 - 54 degrees
WT= 52.9 degrees at the farshore buoy
Wx: Overcast to sunny with high, thin cloud cover
Tide: -0.07 Rising to .71
Wind: NNW at 3 to 4 mph to calm to SW at 1 to 4
Sea Surface: Light bump with light to moderate wind mottling to dead glassy back to mottled
Buoy: NWS
0600: 12.5 feet @ 14.8 Seconds NW
0700: 11.8 feet @ 13.8 Seconds NW
0800: 12.5 feet @ 13.8 Seconds NW
0900: 10.8 feet @ 12.1 Seconds WNW
1000: 11.8 feet @ 13.8 Seconds NW
1100: 11.5 feet @ 13.8 Seconds NW
10'4" Angulo SUP with Infinity paddle
Rock reefs
Waves: 5 feet at 13 seconds (Nearshore buoy approx. ave.) Storm Surf Buoy Model