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

Friday, May 30, 2008

Unexpected Small Waves

Went for a paddle this morning expecting to do just that...paddle. Headed off through Sarges to inside GDubs and took a couple pics, watched a set roll through Scimi's and into inside GDubs. Hey, that almost looks ridable, says I. Long story short, surfed for an hour and a half alone in pretty consistent little windswell generated waves that every once in a while put up a very clean, long wall that just keep goin' all the way to the inside flats. Wind was up really early, at paddle out and kept slowly increasing. Not great conditions, but the fun factor canceled out the negative wind direction and velocity.

The real south isn't even coming until tomorrow. Gotta dawn patrol really early 'cause the final EMT skills test is at 1000. The first blip of 15 second interval south showed on the Harvest buoy at 0730. It filled in around noon and should be showing here around dark give or take an hour or so.
May 30, 2008 (F)
In: 0759
Out: 0942
AT= 56 to 60 degrees
WT= 52.3 degrees at the nearshore buoy
Wx: Cloud cover slowly clearing to high wispy clouds in the north and cumulus in the south
Tide: 3.3 Falling to 2.7
Wind: Light to 6 mph SW
Sea Surface: Light wind rippling
Buoy: NWS
0600: 3.3 feet @ 10.8 NW
0700: 3.3 feet @ 10.8 WNW
1000: 3.3 feet @ 10 WNW
1100: 3.9 feet @ 10 WNW
10'4" Angulo SUP with Infinity paddle
Fin set-up: Thruster with Bluecoil 5.5" center fin and FCS Occy sides
Bathymetry: Rock reefs
CDIP: 2.0 feet at 8 seconds from 320 degrees and 1.5 feet at 12 seconds from 185 degrees

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