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

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nothin' But Wind Swell II

Perfect conditions and a warm, offshore morning greeted us today. It was the first time I've seen the full sun on dawn patrol this month. It felt good! As for the surf, everything was the same except that it was a bit smaller. Sarges and GDubs weren't even breaking. Scimi's was small, Bowlies wasn't even breaking, everyone was on TwoBees. Tres Eights was marginal, but there were (again) some halfway decent waves at the point.

Steve was out when I paddled over from Sarges. Lighting was good for pics, but like yesterday, the waves were inconsistent. And again, it was too crowded for a real comfortable surf, but did manage to catch a few. The weather was so good it really didn't matter. I would have paddled out even if it was dead flat.

Speaking about dead, the dead seal that's been floating in the kelp beds for the last couple weeks managed to wash ashore at Sarges. That ought to be an interesting logistical carcass removal project. Maybe the same high tide that washed it in, will wash it out again? Or maybe just over to the nudie beach. That should rip their shorts. Wait a minute, they don't have shorts...
Aug 27, 2008 (W)
In: 0630
Out: 0845
AT= 51F to 67.9F
WT= 58.5F at the nearshore buoy
Wx: Clear and sunny with cloudless skies
Tide: 2.2 Rising to 3.8
Wind: Light NE (offshore) to calm
Sea Surface: Light wind mottling with backwash from the cliffs
Buoy: NWS
0600: 9.8 feet @ 10 WNW
0700: 10.5 feet @ 10 NW
0800: 10.2 feet @ 10 NW
0900: 9.5 feet @ 10 NW
10'4" Angulo SUP with Infinity Ottertail paddle
Fin set-up: Thruster with K2D2 4.75" center fin and FCS Occy sides
Bathymetry: Rock reefs
CDIP: (0700 hours) 8.3 feet at 9 seconds from 320 degrees and .7 feet at 12 seconds from 170 degrees

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