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

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Foggy Redux of Tuesday

Turn the time traveler back two days, add a little size with a bit more inconsistency, and you'll have today's surf.

The reefs must be flat, 'cause everyone who normally surfs there, was at the beach today. Surfed with Amy, Al, Diane and about three others who I know by surfing with them, but not their names...yet.

Overall a fun morning surf before brunch with "St. Vincent" Jay, the shadowy Carib operative about whom there is more than meets the eye.

September 24, 2009 (Th)
In: 0845
Out: 10
AT= 55F
WT= 57.2F
Wx: Heavy fog
Tide: 3.2' Falling; Rising to 3.3'
Wind: Calm to very light onshore
Sea Surface: Mostly glassy
5-11 Freeline Ghost Buster 2 Mini-Simmons
Bathymetry: Sand bars
Deep Water Swell and Wave Face Heights CDIP Archive
Buoy: NWS (Farshore #1-Nearshore-Farshore #2)
Time-NDBC Data-CDIP Data (Primary Swell Dir.)(Local Wave Ht. Avg.)
0700: 4.2 feet @ 12.1 NW - 2.0 feet @ 11.1 WNW (295) (1-3 ft. faces)
0800: 3.9 feet @ 11.4 WNW - 2.3 feet @ 11.8 W (290) (1-3 ft. faces)
0900: 4.9 feet @ 7.1 NNW - 2.3 feet @ 11.8 WNW (310) (1-3 ft. faces)
1000: 4.6 feet @ 7.1 NNW - 2.6 feet @ 11.8 WNW (305) (1-3 ft. faces)
1100: 3.9 feet @ 10.8 NNW - 2.0 feet @ 12.5 W (no data) (no data)

1 comment:

  1. 5:50 Checked the Lane. Found sunny skies, surf just starting to work and nobody out.

    6:00 Suited up, and paddled in from the Indicator stairs. Line up is fully enveloped in fog, the wind is up and there are 4 guys now on the slot.

    6:01-7:30 Camped out on Middle Peak, paddling continuously to stay in position, and stay standing the fully chunkadelic conditions. Waves that make it through suddenly line up, and glass off on the inside, providing fun, fast rides. A few had a bit of size. Took about 8 waves, then paddled towards the wharf (or at least where I thought the wharf was, couldn't see it) to set up a mini down-winder to the Cowells stairs. Hiked back to the truck at Indies and changed in the cold and dark.

    Lemonade from lemons...