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

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Seas and Waves to Calm

The foreseeable future for surf looks like a patient on Prozac. Very calm. While there is a slight glimmer of 12 to 14 second period about four days out, everything else looks pretty local. That is, whatever we're going to get will be from nearby. No long distance swells in sight.

The satellite pic tells the story. Winds in the NPAC are light and disorganized. Since there are no sat pics from the SPAC that are similar to the NPAC views, the model pic of the Souther Pacific Ocean is from Wave Watch 3, a great model to do some swell tracking from.

Wx here is very May Gray/June Gloom and progged to stay that way at least through the middle of next week. Time to cross-train, distance paddle, take a walk on the water, get ready for the Jay Race and the next big south swell or wind swell.

So far though, May 2008 has been more productive than May 2007. If we're in for a flat spell then we've certainly had some waves to sate us if things get lean for the rest of the month.

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