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

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Moderate Size WNW Swell Brings Fun Waves

Paddled out at Sarge's intending to work my way down to YH as the tide lowered. Sam and John paddled out with me on their Angulos. We surfed the reefs from Casa to Sarge's. Rights were sectioning off the peaks with some long rides mixed in. A couple of the nicer lines linked from Casa in to Sarge's. Waves were small to moderate in size, in the knee to chest range. Kelp was voracious and the waves were steep and fast. Couldn't have purchased better Fall weather.

(Earlier in the day I snapped some pics at the point. Swell was bigger and the high tide was at 6 feet plus. All spots were swamped except the first two breaks at the point, the most exposed landmark.)

Sam wised up first and paddled down to YH. We followed and started a two hour session that peaked with some very nice sets and long, speedy walls about an hour into the session. The Boyz paddled in before me. I stayed out for a few more waist high peelers and the intensely beautiful sunset.

I managed to take a shot to the rib cage on one inside out, small inside section that sent the 10-2's rail directly into my left side. Came up out of the water unable to breath for a few seconds. First thing was to take a deep breath and test the ribs...not broken or fractured, maybe a light bruise. Good. Paddled back out to test everything else, it all worked but a little painful mid-back where the rib joins the spine. I can live with it. Surfed the rest of the session and caught some good ones. Took one more shot when I caught my outside rail on a very late takeoff. Maybe I should have saved that one? Nah!

Sold my Freeline 7-6 and the JC460's went with it. Bought and installed Future JC1's as a replacement. They worked great. Moved the K2D2 up an inch and a half in the center fin box. All is well, no spin outs and the small waves were steep too. At 24 pounds, the Angulo 10-2 with the current fin set-up, continues to be a very maneuverable board for someone in my weight class (145-150 pounds). Next year Ed will come out with a shorter board which I think will be even lighter, and more performance oriented than the 10-2 for us smaller guys.
Nov 12, 2008 (W)
In: 1325
Out: 1715
AT= 60F to 57F
WT= 56F
Wx: Clear and sunny with a few high clouds
Tide: .34' Falling to -1.18', then rising to -0.2
Wind: Calm to light SW-WSW
Sea Surface: Mostly glassy in the kelp
10-2 Angulo SUP with Infinity Ottertail paddle
Fin set-up: Thruster with K2D2 4.75" center fin and Future FJC1
Bathymetry: Rock reefs
CDIP: Deep Water Swell
1300: 9.6 feet @ 12 WNW (300 degrees-NPAC) and 1.3 @ 17 SSW (205 degrees-SPAC)
1400: 9.8 feet @ 12 WNW (300 degrees-NPAC) and .6 @ 20 SW (220 degrees-SPAC)
1500: 9.3 feet @ 12 NW (310 degrees-NPAC) and .9 @ 17 S (175 degrees-SPAC)
1600: no data
1700: 9.9 feet @ 11 WNW (305 degrees-NPAC) and 1.7 @ 17 SSW (195 degrees-SPAC)
CDIP: Wave Face Heights
1300: 2-6 feet
1400: 2-6 feet
1500: 2-6 feet
1600: no data
1700: 2-6 feet

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