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

Sunday, June 7, 2009

South Swell 2S - Day 3 (Fading)

Andy and I paddled out on our SUPs with the usual suspects at Sarges on the dawn patrol. Tide was ultra low and most of Sarges up through GDubs was unsurfable. So we headed down to the yellow house to see what we could get. Not much really. The tide was minus and still dropping. After a half hour or so we headed up coast a little, looking for some peaks on the in between reefs. Now the tide was turning around and we got two multi-wave sets back to back in about 15 minutes, giving us some fast, short walls to slide before the shallows closed 'em out. Turn hard off the bottom, get in a couple quick turns and float off the collapsing lip into the white water below. Definitely not as good as the last two days, but fun none the less. Also good to get back on the SUP and dust off some of the rust in preparation for the trip down south tomorrow. It's been a month since I last really surfed the SUP.

Met Mike on the beach after the session, he was getting ready to paddle out on his boogie board with his Nikon and one of the water proof camera housings his company makes. Had a great discussion about taking water shots in general. Very knowledgable guy. His website can be found at Surfing Housings.

Andy and I headed into Chapeauville for grinds after an almost two-hour session, and cruised the car show on foot after that. What a great morning. Beautiful, clear sunrise and a mild morning beachside breezes while we chowed down on healthy servings of heuvos rancheros and coffee at the eatery. Feels good to be alive.

42 years ago today I was inducted into the United State Army. Never had to serve in 'Nam and I'm sure glad for that.
June 7, 2009 (Su)
In: 0534
Out: 0715
AT= 49F
WT= 56F
Wx: Mostly clear with a full moon plainly visible last night and early this morning
Tide: -0.9' Rising to 0.1'
Wind: Light offshores
Sea Surface: Glassy to light 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 (Farshore)
0500: 3.3 feet @ 14.8 SSW (2 - 3 ft. faces)
0600: 3.3 feet @ 14.8 SSW (1 - 3 ft. faces)
0700: 3.3 feet @ 14.8 S (1 - 3 ft. faces)
0800: 3.6 feet @ 13.8 S (2 - 3 ft. faces)
0900: 3.3 feet @ 14.8 S (2 - 3 ft. faces)

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