16 April 2007

Pleasure Point, 16 Apr 2007

Swell direction: WNW
Tide: Rising, 3 hours past -0.2 low
Wind: Very light
Air/Water Temp: 45/50 degrees
Wildlife: Otters

Yesterday afternoon D and I shopped for my first shortboard. We looked at Wise but I ended up buying a Surftech at Aqua, a red/gray 5'8" (really a 5'10") Xanadu Rocky, and D got some cool-looking high tech fins. So of course we had to try them out first thing this morning. Pleasure Point was disorganized, 4-5', with a handful of guys out. I didn't catch anything, although I popped up and fell a couple times in the whitewash on the way in. But I started to get a feel for the board and worked on duck diving, for which there was ample opportunity since I got washed far inside on my unsuccessful attempts. Still, I managed to duck dive once, so it can be done. Yay! It'll be so nice not to get pounded on the way out anymore. On the downside it seems much colder sitting down in the water, and it's a lot more work paddling; my shoulder muscles were sore when I got to work.

Now on to learning to catch waves on my pretty little board.


  1. Good Luck on the ShortBoard!
    Stay Stoked!
    Found your blog through "The Surf Mom", I'm in San Mateo.

  2. Thanks! Hey, your YouSurfTubes blog is pretty cool. My wristcam takes video but I haven't tried it out yet.