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

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

More Fun in New Small Wind Swell

Maybe it was the impending rain storm. Perhaps it was the late arriving Surfline updates, or just inattention. But whatever it was, it was good and it gave me an hour and a half of uncrowded conditions in very consistent waist to occasional chest high walled up, fast reeling and peeling zippers.

I paddled out to four people in the line-up. Codi had been out for a while and bailed almost right away. The two longboarders were sitting too far over, got frustrated and paddled in after about a half hour. That left me and fellow Angulo 10-2 stand up surfer Dave C alone with about 30 or 40 waves. We surfed by ourselves for an hour.

Near the end of the session, Gunnar paddled out on his 10-6 Jr. Lifeguard competition paddleboard and proceeded to rip, riding on his knees and even standing up a couple times. A testament to incredible balance. John S. paddled out on his 10-10 Angulo but by then, the tide had dropped way below where it should have been to produce the necessary water depth and anyway, I was done. I was surprised that it was as good as it was for that spot, and that it lasted as long as it did, given the very low tide.

Rest tomorrow and prep for Thanksgiving Day.
Nov 25, 2008 (Tu)
In: 1310
Out: 1445
AT= 59F
WT= 55.8F
Wx: Overcast with periodic light rain
Tide: .62' Falling to -.39' Falling
Wind: Light and variable with some offshore
Sea Surface: Mostly glassy
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 (Incomplete hourly data)
1100: 6.6 feet @ 12 WNW (280 degrees-NPAC) and 0.0 @ 0.0 (000 degrees-SPAC)
1500: 6.5 feet @ 11 NW (315 degrees-NPAC) and 0.7 @ 9.0 SW (230 degrees-SPAC)
1600: 6.3 feet @ 11 NW (310 degrees-NPAC) and 1.1 @ 14.0 SSW (214 degrees-SPAC)
CDIP: Wave Face Heights (Incomplete hourly data)
1100: 3-6 feet
1500: 2-4 feet
1600: 2-4 feet
Buoy: NWS (Nearshore)
1300: 4.3 feet @ 12.5 WNW
1400: 4.9 feet @ 12.5 WNW
1500: 3.9 feet @ 12.5 WNW
1600: 4.3 feet @ 11.8 WNW

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