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

Sunday, October 28, 2012

East Coast's Nightmare While California's Dreamin'

Sunday October 28, 2012 - Shaka Paddle from New Brighton to Sewer Peak and out, downwind to Sponge Bob and New Brighton. While the east coast evacuates and prepares for what is being billed as possibly the worst hurricane in years in Sandy, we are basking in the glory of our impeccable Fall weather inheritance.

 One of the most beautiful days of the current season for sure, maybe the year. Warm and sunny with light winds to start that increased out of the southwest the nearer I got to the Point. Just out of the gate I ran into Matt and we continued a discussion that started on Facebook about the Shaka and his next board. Then as I pulled into Sharks Jean Michel was out on his 10' PSH. We had a long conversation about the SIMSUP and he paddled up to the channel with me. Once in the channel the wind was up, at least 10-12 mph+ with lots of chop and bump in the channel. Outside it was capping up a bit and made for a halfway decent downwinder for about a mile and a half before the wind started fading. From there is was a warm and calm paddle in a rolling sea to Sponge Bob where the wind shifted to offshore for the mile back into New Brighton. Water vis was very good at about 5-7 feet in jade green water. The parking lot was hot and the wind was at a whisper. Just an overall spectacular day in the Bay. (Sports Tracker.)

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