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

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Like Yesterday But Smaller

The swell is backing down slowly, putting up 1-3 ft. faces with long waits in between sets. There weren't as many waves per set, the standout waves were only going chest high and there were very few of those.

I paddled the SUP out at 0611 for a two hour session. Stroked over to Yellow House and stayed there the whole time except for a brief foray into one of the inside reefs. Jamie was on it in the dark, surfing Sarges. I was alone over at YH until Greg joined me at about the 30 minute mark, followed by Priscilla and Patrick.

Greg got the wave of the day, and that was it, there was only one, but he got a good ride out of it. I was hoping for a sunny sunrise, but no luck. Over three weeks now without a clear sky sunrise. Well like Greg said, Fall is coming.
August 5, 2009 (W)
In: 0611
Out: 0811
AT= 55.1-56.8F
WT= 56.3F
Wx: Marine inversion layer overcast
Tide: 0.0' Rising to 1.5'
Wind: Light to light moderate from the SE
Sea Surface: Glassy to light wind ripples
10-0 Angulo EPS/Epoxy Custom SUP with Infinity Ottertail carbon fiber paddleFin set-up: Thruster with K2D2 4.75" center fin (fourth mark up from back) and RFC Speedwings
Bathymetry: Rock reefs and sand
Deep Water Swell and Wave Face Heights CDIP Archive
Buoy: NWS (Farshore*)
Time NDBC Data (approx.) CDIP Data
0500: 3.3 feet @ 14.8 SSW (no data) (no data)
0600: 3.3 feet @ 14.8 SSW (320 and 220) (1-3 ft. wave faces)
0700: 3.3 feet @ 14.8 SSW (325 and 205) (1-3 ft. wave faces)
0800: 3.3 feet @ 14.8 SW (325 and 215) (1-3 ft. wave faces)
0900: 3.3 feet @ 14.8 SW (335 and 210) (1-3 ft. wave faces)
1000: 3.3 feet @ 14.8 SW (325 and 210) (1-3 ft. wave faces)

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