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

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More Fun Waves In Swell #3 Remnants

Around noon, M and I walked Cloud at the low tide on Platty's Beach. Waves were pouring in one after the other, head high plus, pounding shut, no shoulders, no sand bars. Looking across the bay at the point I could see clearly lines of whitewater folding into the cliffs. Still surf eh?

I paddled out at 3PM. Sarges had consistent little waist to chest high waves...four guys out. What a difference (and welcome relief) a non-holiday, mid-afternoon Tuesday makes. Even if it is Inauguration Day. GoBama! Surfed those fun little peelers for an hour before the after work crew started filtering in. When the body count hit eight I moved over to Casa's and got some nice ones for pretty much the rest of the session, periodically switching from Casa's to GDubs and back to Sarges...just doing the circuit, never staying in one place for too long.

Good pics are hard to come by in the afternoons, there's so much glare, it just turns the surfers into black silhouettes. I missed a good one of Ron getting completely shacked on an inside Sarges zipper. You just don't see many tube rides at that spot, so it was good to get a mind pic at least.
Jan 20, 2009 (T)
In: 1506
Out: 1715
AT= 69 to 72F to 63F
WT= 54F
Wx: Sunny and clear with some high wispy clouds
Tide: .9' Rising to 2.2'
Wind: South westerlies at calm to 2 mph
Sea Surface: Mostly glassy
10-2 Angulo SUP with Infinity Ottertail carbon fiber paddle
Fin set-up: Thruster with K2D2 4.75" center fin (fourth mark up from back) and Future FJC1
Bathymetry: Reefs
Deep Water Swell and Wave Face Heights CDIP Archive
Buoy: NWS (Nearshore)
1530: 4.9 feet @ 14.3 W
1600: 6.2 feet @ 12.5 W
1630: 4.9 feet @ 11.1 W
1700: 5.2 feet @ 14.3 W
1730: 5.6 feet @ 13.3 W


  1. The swell was holding up on the Westside yesterday, with size and consistency noted at the usual reefs at sunset. Sadly, it was look only for me, being back on the work detail. Saw a few nice barrels for the chip riders at NB, and several big outside bombs still rolling through.

  2. Henry's and the Circus looked fun today (Wed. 1/21) around 2P. Glassy in the light rain with some smooth sets rolling in. But the crowd! It looked like the weekend.

  3. Yeah, that's always the way it is. Meanwhile, I'm still shakin' the H2O out of the Waveyarder's bilge. Westside reefs looked fun at sunset yesterday as well.