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

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wave Size Drops In-half; Conditions Perfect

Wave heights dropped in half this morning as the perfect weather and temps ramped up. Off shores blew all morning. Temps were fully ten degrees warmer this morning than my last session. I was almost too warm in my 5/4 until I realized the water was still 51.8 degrees.
With the drop in surf and swell size, and the high tide paddle out, waves were weak and mushy
compared to the last several sessions at the beaches. But it was still fun, and I got a ton of waves. Firefightin' Bruddah Joe was on shore taking some pics which was cool. I wish the waves had been a bit more challenging, but whatever, the pics will be fun to have. Thanks Joe!

Swell is forecast to keep on weakening for the next several days. All the forecasters are calling for 20 foot waves near the end of the week. Guess I'll do chores this week and get ready
for the big swell.
Jan 12, 2009 (M)
In: 0820
Out: 0935AT= 53.2 to 59F
WT= 52F
Wx: Sunny with patchy cloudsTide: 5.3' Rising to 6.1'
Wind: Strong offshores
Sea Surface: Light bhackwash bump and some wind ripples
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 ArchiveBuoy: NWS (Nearshore)
0830: 4.6 feet @ 14.3 WNW
0900: 4.3 feet @ 12.5 WNW
0930: 3.6 feet @ 14.3 W
1000: 4.3 feet @ 13.3 WNW
1030: 3.9 feet @ 13.3 WNW
1100: 3.9 feet @ 13.3 WNW


  1. i was going through your old posts and i came across a killer Freeline design quad fish. do you still have the order number? i would love to have a copy of it, only a little thicker. thanks for any info.


  2. Tim,

    I bought that quad fish off the rack on 2/22/2007. John rang up the charge. Here's the info I have from the receipt:

    SS 000134
    AF 000633

    If that's not enough to ID the board, you may want to try downloading one of the photos that has the specs written in the stringer. John puts the board numbers there. Then enlarge the photo and see if you can make out the numbers. Or just print out the pics and take them in to Freeline. I'm sure John can make you one just like that one. Have fun.

  3. Tim, I found a bunch of photos of the board. The board number is 11603. It's the green Freeline quad.