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

Monday, April 20, 2009

Record Temps/Small Waves

I love it when it gets like this...about seven days a year. It's hot. The wind is hot. It's sunny. The water temperature increased over four degrees before cooling down a couple. I paddled and surfed in board shorts, long sleeve rashie, rose colored dark glasses and full brim hat. I set out from a crowded family beach full of kids and adults of every ilk who were just enjoying an unseasonally rare day at the beach together. I paddled just to paddle, expecting no waves, but I got a load of 'em at other revelers but me surfing the small lines into the kelp. Spent every wave practicing tip riding...this board makes me better than I am. I love soaking this is so good.

Postscript: Oly water cam resurrected. When I took it in for warranty it worked just fine. Consensus among the reps was sand or another small piece of debris in the sliding lens cover. Used it for some of today's pics and they look OK.

Apr 20, 2009 (M)
In: 1515
Out: 1720
AT= 88.1 - 81.7F
WT= 53F
Wx: Clear, hot and sunny
Tide: 1.0' Rising to 2.5'
Wind: Hot south westerlies at 2-6 mph with sporadic gusts up to 10 mph
Sea Surface: Light to moderate wind ripples
10-0 Angulo EPS/Epoxy Custom SUP with Infinity Ottertail carbon fiber paddle
Fin set-up: Thruster with K2D2 4.75" center fin (fourth mark up from back) and Future Fiberglass YU (actual fin not shown)
Bathymetry: Rock reefs
Deep Water Swell and Wave Face Heights CDIP Archive
Buoy: NWS (Nearshore)
1500: 2.0 feet @ 11.8 W
1530: 2.0 feet @ 11.1 W (1 - 2 ft. faces)
1600: 1.6 feet @ 11.1 W
1630: 1.6 feet @ 11.1 W (1 - 2 ft. faces)
1700: 2.0 feet @ 10.5 W
1730: 1.6 feet @ 11.1 W (1 - 2 ft. faces)

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