18 April 2010

Same Spot, Different Day (HMB Jetty)

My plans to surf someplace out of the ordinary went awry, and I ended up at the Jetty once again. It had more tide, which it needed, but also a little crowd. I snagged a few fun rides, including one long, great right.
But I can't decide which I liked better: Friday's solo session, or today's with competition for better waves.

 Spring flowers in the parking lot.
Surfline: Slowly fading WNW(295-305) wind/groundswell mixes with old S(175-190) swell and peaking SW(200-215) energy. Expect generally small-scale surf in the knee-chest high range, while top spots occasionally hit shoulder-head high on the better sets. Buoy 46012: 4.6 ft @ 12.5 sec.


  1. The waves lok a bit like what we have been getting here lately - a bit quick and 'too straight' banks. We need a big winter swell to sort them out.
    I know what you mean about wave quality versus the peace of not having to worry about too many others. I have been opting for the latter - when the waves are any good at all there are 20+ people there and some real hard-cores who take life so seriously. I have been rewarded at times though for choosing a different spot :)

  2. I'm kind of leaning toward the solo session too...