I had planned to get up real early and go surfing saturday morning, but I had a late night jam session with the boys Friday night and ended up having a few extra beers. I had no choice but to sleep in. I dont enjoy surfing with a hangover, nor when I'm tired. This almost always ends up being the "should been here earlier" scenario. I woke up around 930 am and checked a webcam and was spectacularly surprised that it was still glassy. Loaded up and went surfing. No need for crowds, it was small enough to surf ANYWHERE. And to have a day like saturday this late in the year one must take advantage, So I did. Not "epic" but great conditions for sure.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
So the forecast is calling for 20 some odd ft this weekend which equates to chaos at any beach even remotely facing the swell. Now thanks to an amazing property of waves known as diffraction, surfers can enjoy waves of lesser energy at certain locations. There are a few spots work very rarely, but when they do, it equates to winning the lotto. I've scored a few of these locations but the stars really need to align to get it right. Get a map, study it and go explore. You might amazed at what you find, but you're more than likely to get skunked!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I actually made it out in the water this weekend and got some decent waves. I managed to surf the 9'8'' and the 6'8''. Things were good all day Saturday, and still clean this morning but quickly turned into garbage around 10 am. The future isn't looking too promising though because theres another system heading our way, which means big, gnarly, windy and rainy conditions. This weekend was the calm before (and after) the storm--a good lull. A little stoke my way.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Its been weeks since i've been out in the water. This weekend looks excellent so i'm not going to miss it. The forecast calls for 5 ft 11 seconds with minimal wind. I'm sure ill be able to find various sized peaks suitable for both my noserider and 6-something single fin. Hope it all pans out because im goin nuts here
Monday, October 1, 2007
It's that time of the year again. 10-15 NW swells accompanied by wind and rain. It is really the opposite of a lull, but to me it is a lull indeed. It has been over two weeks since i've seen the ocean. I check webcams and surf reports very frequently in order to satisfy my oceanic urges. It's really all I can do at this point. I'm not a big wave charger by any means. I've been in over my head quite a few times, literally and figuratively. So I opt for protection at this time of the year. There are quite a few of those--not so secret--secret spots. But in the mean time, I've got some reading to do. Just received my first issue of The Surfer's Journal. www.surfersjournal.com