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

Monday, November 2, 2009

Weak Remnants From TS Lupit Limp In

Like a conquered army, the survivors of TS Lupit, mauled by swell decay and diminishing energy, limped into our surf spots this morning, only to be beaten like unwanted children by a merciless high tide that drown the incoming waves like rats on a sinking ship. Is my disappointment palpable? It should be.

I thought I would suss out a little spot that was uncrowded, but had a few peelers every once in a while. One of the hallmarks of this swell was a certain measure of inconsistency though. I got a few decent waves but had to wait for them. In the end I paddled up point as it look a bit bigger and more consistent, but the improvements I found were not worth the trade-off in the expanded size of the crowd.

Lot's of sand has been washed off the reefs. Lot's of rocks and holes showing. The seaweed is ubiquitous.

November 3, 2009
In: 1500
Out: 1715
AT= 74-70F
WT= 55F
Wx: Sunny and clear, Fall weather as good as it gets
Tide: 0.00' Falling to -0.47' Rising to -0.19
Wind: Calm to light offshore/sideshore
Sea Surface: Glassy with some light wind ripples
5-11 Freeline Ghost Buster 2 Mini-Simmons
Bathymetry: 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: 6.9 feet @ 16 WNW - 3.9 feet @ 10.5 WNW (315) (1-4 ft. faces)
1500: 8.5 feet @ 16 WNW - 3.9 feet @ 11.1 WNW (310) (1-4 ft. faces)
1600: 8.5 feet @ 16 WNW - 3.9 feet @ 11.1 WNW (305) (1-4 ft. faces)
1700: 8.2 feet @ 16 WNW - 3.9 feet @ 11.1 WNW (300) (1-4 ft. faces)
1800:8.2 feet @ 16 WNW - 3.9 feet @ 15.4 WNW (310) (1-4 ft. faces)

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