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

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Nice Fall Waves and Weather

Not too much, not too little, but enough to overcome the high tide daylight cycle. Nice and mellow combo NW and SW swell showing this morning and continuing into the day. All the spots are working pretty well with the exception of the down coast reefs, the tides are just too much for them to work very consistently.

Bruce, Mikey and I paddled out at Sarges at 1040. No one out. Gdubs and Scimi's was packed. It looked like the circus on free kids day. WTF, don't these people work, go to school, have kids, have someplace to be? Oh yeah, it's the bay. Everyone here arranges their schedule around the surf.

The forecast models were right on target. Swell started coming up yesterday, and today it's going good. Should be decent all week, a little up and down, but surfable. And conditions are as good as they get for the Fall.

Surfed for about 45 minutes at Sarges before it got kinda crowded with eight peeps paddling out eventually. Stroked down to GDubs and surfed the smaller, not quite as good insiders and off-peak waves. Surf was pretty consistent with good sets swinging wide and putting up some head high bombs that mostly closed out. Did however get a couple multi-waves from In-Betweens to Sarges, to the Nudie Beach. Long, slow, delicious paddle back out to the take-off spot.

Felt good to get back into the water. Cold virus dieing, pinched nerve still happening but able to paddle and surf with less grip strength and workarounds. Mark put T-12 back in place this morning after it decided to "relocate" last night on a fluke. Looking forward to more surf this week.
Oct 21, 2008 (Tu)
In: 1040
Out: 1310
AT= 56F to 60F
WT= 56F at the nearshore buoy
Wx: Clear and sunny
Tide: 3.5' to 4'
Wind: Calm to Light, semi-moderate southwest
Sea Surface: Light wind ripples with light backwash bump
Buoy: NWS
0700: 4.3 feet @ 12.9 NW
0800: 4.6 feet @ 17.4 SW
0900: 4.6 feet @ 12.1 NW
1100: 4.6 feet @ 11.4 NW
10'2" Angulo SUP with Infinity Ottertail paddle
Fin set-up: Thruster with Bluecoil 5.25" center and Future JC 460 sides
Bathymetry: Rock reefs
CDIP: (1200 hours) 4.6 feet at 11 seconds from 310 degrees and 2.4 feet at 17 seconds from 200 degrees

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