Picture perfect Fall weather and conditions, and a sweet little WNW wind swell too. Who could ask for more?
What a day! Paddled out into a line-up of three guys: me, Andy and a longboarder on a tight schedule. The tide was a wee bit high but dropping. Sets were a touch inconsistent but not bad. I knew it was going to get better and it did. John paddled out on his 10-10 Angulo SUP and the four of us surfed for the next hour in plenty of waves for everyone to get good rides. As the tide dropped, the waves gained in size and speed across the reef. With a lot of west in the swell, second bowl was working on select waves, making for a nice racy finish to the inside. The best waves put up clean but somewhat full walls into the nudie beach.
At 10 o'clock it went from four out, to 14 in about fifteen minutes. The pre-weekend warriors finally woke up, looked at their computers, said "Holy shizizit," and beat feet for the beach. They weren't disappointed. The surfing was fun and the weather was warm (almost hot in a good wetsuit) all day, even as the swell began it's descent around 2PM. Waves from this swell will hang in there for the next few days, albeit a lot smaller. Everybody went surfing and I saw a bunch of guys I hadn't seen in a while. Jamie, long back from Ireland; John Mel, back from the Islands after a well deserved vacation with his family (yep, his son is Peter); Calvin (aren't' you retired yet!?) my long time firefighting brother; Big John out on his 11'6" longboard (and they say my SUP is big at 10-2); Tim on his longboard (I'll get that pic to you) and Dave C. and his young son, who both picked up a couple bombs at Casa's.
Got some decent pics of the Angulo Boyz. Sam, Andy and John all out on their 2009 models. Rumor has it that a couple more board sizes and shapes are going to be added to the Angulo line for 2010. More on that when I learn more myself, but...can I pre-order the 9-8 now please! (And I haven't even mentioned the 10' Angulo Noserider available in custom epoxy and production in 2010.)
Nov 21, 2008 (F)
AT= 55F to 58F
Tide: 3.4' Falling to 1.5'
Wind: Calm to light variable winds
Sea Surface: Glassy, with some roll
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 (NOTE: CDIP went out of service after 0600 hours)
0400: 11.8 feet @ 12 W (275 degrees-NPAC) and 0.0 @ 0.0 (000 degrees-SPAC)
0500: 12.1 feet @ 14 WNW (295 degrees-NPAC) and 0.0 @ 0.0 (000 degrees-SPAC)
0600: 11.2 feet @ 14 W (275 degrees-NPAC) and 0.0 @ 0.0 (000 degrees-SPAC)
CDIP: Wave Face Heights
0400: 4-8 feet
0500: 4-8 feet
0600: 4-8 feet