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

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

South Still Kickin' It

The NW winds are starting to fire up and they've blown the inversion layer and overcast temporarily off the face of the CWA. The waves were a little smaller this morning and I really missed another fun and uncrowded session in clear, glassy conditions. I tweaked my back yesterday pumping out bottom turns on the Takayama. Went to the bone cruncher who made the right moves but the back (along with my mending hammy from last week) was still a little tender this AM. Figured I'd sit this one out in hope that I'll get a few low tide, wind swell grinders tomorrow morning.

Waves were setting up all along the reefs, multiple take off locations. Two guys at GDubs. Waves were fast and steep. No speed? Then sleep with the fishes 'cause you're goin' down.

Ran into a ton of people on Sarge's landing. Sean and Todd were the two lucky riders in the water, scoring wave after wave after wave. No one out but them. Many were probably waiting for the tide to rise a bit so they could get over the kelp. Priscilla and Michael were not of that ilk though and paddled out as I was leaving. Maybe they'll drop a line or two about how it was.
Buoy: NWS
0400: 2 feet @ 13.3 WSW
0700: 3.3 feet @ 10.5 WNW
0800: 3.9 feet @ 10.5 WNW
0900: 3.6 feet @ 10.5 WNW
1000: 4.6 feet @ 11.1 WNW
CDIP: 10.4 feet at 9 seconds from 330 degrees and 2.3 feet at 14 seconds from 180 degrees

1 comment:

  1. Priscilla sent me an email about her sesh, I thought it was very cool so here it is...

    "As you predicted it was amazing. What made the day so great was that everyone that came out seem to get it that if we all take turns and share the waves we will all get more than enough waves. Michael and I surfed for at least three hours, so we got to watch as each new surfer came out and seemed to get into the sharing. We rarely had two surfers paddling for the same wave. The standup guys came out in trunks and were having a blast. They are a fun group to surf with. Overall, I am so thankful to have been able to surf on such a beautiful day with such a respectful crowd."

    It's what it's all about eh? Thanks Priscilla!