13 December 2012

High to Low (Hook/Sharks)

The tide dropped by about 2 feet per hour while I surfed. Waves at the Hook started off fat and slow, got good for a little while, then drained as the king tide pulled back to sea. While the water fell the crowd rose, from no one out when I arrived to about 40 at the end of my session, happily including Sabine.

Nemo got me a bunch of fun rides on the high water, but as the waves got stepper, my fish and I started to flop around more. I could've used a board with variable shape and rocker. It didn't help that the burgeoning crowd pushed me away from the Hook and down to Sharks. Still, I was smiling on a crisp sunny day with a lot of swishy board time. Leaving was bittersweet, since I don't know when, or if, I'll surf there again. Warmer waters are calling.
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Surfline: Primary WNW-NW wind/groundswell mix continues to offer up fun size 3-4' sets through the high tide this morning at select standout spots. More sheltered spots are staying small and nearly flat. Minor SSW swell is in the background. Winds are out of the N-NE and conditions are clean. Expect better surf in the late morning/afternoon with the dropping tide. Buoy 46012: (Wave) SWELL: 11.8 ft at 12.9 s NW 111 / WIND WAVE: 2.3 ft at 5.0 s WNW / WVHT: 12.1 ft / APD: 9.4 s / MWD: 321° (Met) WSPD: 12 kn / GST: 14 kn / WVHT: 12.1 ft / DPD: 13.0 s / WDIR: 20° / ATMP: 50° F / WTMP: 57° F. Tide: 4' falling quickly to 1'.
I wonder how many surfboards Waste to Waves will make out of this MINI-load of EPS foam?

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