01 May 2011

Airshow (HMB Jetty)

The waves were small and inconsistent at the Jetty, but I got some fun rides and waited out the lulls watching a fly-by of antique planes headed to Dream Machines at the HMB airport.
J-Bird and Jacob, with their buddy Chris (who needed a spot suitable for a 6'4") and his friend, had declined the Jetty and went on a mini surf safari I didn't have time to join. They reported that Dunes was closed out but they found clean overhead right shoulders at Kelly.

Surfline: WNW-NW (275-300+) swell fades today as small SSW (180-200) Southern Hemi energy mixes in. The better NW exposures see waist-chest-head high waves initially, but size dwindles through the day. Light wind early for generally clean conditions overall, although a 4'+ high tide slows things down later this morning. Buoy 46012: (Wave) SWELL: 6.2 ft at 10.0 s NW 36 / WIND WAVE: 2.0 ft at 3.1 s NW / WVHT: 6.6 ft / APD: 6.5 s / MWD: 314° (Met) WSPD: 10 kts / GST: 12 kts / WVHT: 6.6 ft / DPD: 10.0 s / WDIR: 300° / ATMP: 50.2° F / WTMP: 50.4° F. Tide: 2' rising to 3'.

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