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

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Inconsistent 15 Second SW Swell at 2-4 Ft.

Paddled the Ghost Buster out to Sarge's hoping for a few small ones in the new south swell. No one was out. Wind was calm, skies overcast and the water even kinda warm. The waits were long and the waves walled and pretty weak.

After a while I paddled down to GDubs where it was much more crowded. Again, the waits were long but the sets were cleaner and there was a bit more size to the wave faces. Sectiony and wally waves prevailed but periodically there'd be a nice slider. Scimi's once again looked best but I opted to stay put.

After one longish ride I saw a clean empty set roll through Barry's Reef so I paddled over and took a few. Got one nice wall with a little run to it ending with a fun schwak off the lip. But BR's was really inconsistent so I headed back over the GDubs for a few small insiders before paddling back to Sarge's and ending the two hour session.
August 3, 2009 (Tu)
In: 0825
Out: 1025
AT= 59.3F to 61.7F
WT= 55.8F to 56.5F
Wx: Marine inversion overcast, clearing to partly cloudy and sunny
Tide: 2.6' Rising to 4.0'
Wind: Calm to light southwesterlies
Sea Surface: Glassy with some backwash bump at the higher tide
6-0 Freeline (Mini-Simmons) Ghost Buster with twin glassed on keel fins
Bathymetry: Rock reefs
Deep Water Swell and Wave Face Heights CDIP Archive
Buoy: NWS (Farshore*)
Time NDBC Data (approx.) CDIP Data
0700: 1.3 feet @ 15.4 SW (320 and 215) (2-4 ft. wave faces)
0800: 1.3 feet @ 16.7 SW (325 and 210) (2-4 ft. wave faces)
0900: 1.6 feet @ 15.4 SW (315 and 185) (2-4 ft. wave faces)
1000: 1.6 feet @ 15.4 SW (315 and 210) (2-4 ft. wave faces)
1100:
1.6 feet @ 15.4 SW (320 and 220) (2-4 ft. wave faces)

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