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

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Small NW Pulse From Typhoon Vamco

I picked up my new Freeline Ghost Buster 2 late Tuesday morning from Del Cabo Surfboard Glassing (located next to the Freeline shaping bay). Jesus and Maria did a fantastic job glassing the superb Mel shaped EPS mini-Simmons, and I was itching to get it into the water for a surf.

The closest place I could find with any action was the beach break, which was sending in hyper consistent 2-3 ft. waves in the mellow and warm weather conditions. Again though, due to the lack of any well defined sand bars or banks, it was tough to find a long shoulder in the mostly closing out pounders. But I did get a few fun waves (actually a lot 'cause the surf was breaking pretty close to shore). The board performed exactly as I had envisioned.

John's 11,825th board (that in itself is pretty amazing) is 5-11 by 23 wide at the widest point. The width gives it incredible stability for a relatively short board. The EPS core floats me perfect, and is an quick paddling board that catches waves with ease. The board picks up speed nicely, and doesn't bog in the mush. Riding in to the sand is always an option. This board is going to be a fun addition to my eclectic quiver, and will give me yet another option to have a good time in the waves.

A real review along with a full set of pics and dims is coming soon.

September 1, 2009 (Tu)
In: 0805
Out: 0920
AT= 61F to 64F
WT= 56.8F
Wx: Clear and sunny with low clouds (fog) on the horizon
Tide: 3.2' Rising to 4.1'
Wind: Still to light from the SW
Sea Surface: Mostly glassy with some light wind chop
5-11 Freeline Ghost Buster 2 Mini-Simmons
Bathymetry: Rock reefs and sand
Deep Water Swell and Wave Face Heights CDIP Archive
Buoy: NWS (Farshore-Nearshore)
Time NDBC Data (approx.) CDIP Data
0700: 4.9 feet @ 12.9 WNW - 2.6 feet @ 12.5 WNW (305 and 180) (2-3 ft. wave faces)
0800: 4.3 feet @ 12.1 NW - 2.6 feet @ 12.5 WNW (310 and 215) (2-3 ft. wave faces)
0900: 4.6 feet @ 12.9 NW - 2.3 feet @ 12.5 WNW (310 and 165) (2-3 ft. wave faces)
1000: 4.6 feet @ 12.1 NW - No data (305 and 175) (2-3 ft. wave faces)

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