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

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Wave Feast with Ground Swell Pie

Ma Nature served up a hefty portion of NPAC ground swell today. Although a bit on the inconsistent side by the time I got to it, the crowd scene was almost perfect.

I paddled out on the Angulo custom SUP after finishing an early dinner with the family at Maries. Good food in a great atmosphere DISHES! (That was, I mean, used to be, my job!) There was a little wait in between sets, but 3-5 ft. fast walls were the order of the day. The most exposed spots had the biggest waves of course.

I started out at Yellow House, even though the tide was too high. Still, I caught three or four fun waves there before paddling back up to Sarges. By now (4PM) the crowd had dwindled to four. I spent the rest of my time taking down some very fun and fast waves off the point and off the wall. Zach had been out since 12:30...Marathon Man. At 1650 I was the last man out. I took two really good waves and then one last one in. They say there's more coming....

November 26, 2009
In: 1525
Out: 1715
AT= 62-56F
WT= 53.4F
Wx: Clear and sunny with cold front clouds moving in
Tide: 2.69' Rising to 3.32'
Wind: Light offshore
Sea Surface: Light wind ripples with some backwash bump
10-0 Angulo EPS/Epoxy Custom SUP with Infinity Ottertail carbon fiber paddle
Fin set-up: Thruster with K2D2 4.75" center fin (first mark up from back) and RFC Speedwings
Bathymetry: Rock reefs
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.)
1400: 12.1 feet @ 17.4 WNW - 6.9 feet @ 16.7 W (295) (3-5 ft. faces)
1500: 12.5 feet @ 17.4 WNW - 7.9 feet @ 15.4 W (290) (3-5 ft. faces)
1600: 10.8 feet @ 17.4 WNW - 7.2 feet @ 16.7 W (285) (3-5 ft. faces)
1700: 10.8 feet @ 16 WNW - 6.9 feet @ 15.4 W (290) (3-5 ft. faces)
1800: 11.2 feet @ 16 WNW - 7.5 feet @ 15.4 W (no data) (no data)

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