Yesterday I dropped off my 7’0″ Emm with shaper Ward Coffey to have a few minor dings repaired. This morning I brought my longboard and low expectations to the coast, and found some clean fun little waves at the Jetty. The lulls were long and it took me several waves to shift gears from last session’s 5’8″ Rocky to the 8’0″ Magic (I didn’t find any pearls, but I sure was looking for a little while).
I had to cut this video short to get out of the rider’s way, but he didn’t show me much consideration. Twice he paddled over quickly to where I was sitting in perfect position for a wave, then took it for himself. By the third time I’d had enough and caught the wave, my wave, forcing the snake to back off. Rude, dude, plenty of waves for everyone, no need to steal!
After I got the hang of the longboard again (I do envy surfers who can easily switch between boards), I had several nice shoulder rides and some fun drops on closeouts. But I miss Emm. Fortunately Ward says he’ll have her good as new in a few days, in time for a Sunday surf in Santa Cruz with my bestest old surf buddy visiting from SoCal.
Surfline: Much lighter wind today (especially up around the Bay Area), with a small mix of NW windswell and SSW (195-205+) Southern Hemi swell. Most breaks were in the waist high and below range, while top SSW and windswell spots were a little better. Buoy 46012: (Wave) SWELL: 2.3 ft at 14.8 s SSW 46 / WIND WAVE: 3.3 ft at 5.6 s WNW / WVHT: 4.3 ft / APD: 4.7 s / MWD: 289° (Met) WSPD: 12 kts / GST: 16 kts / WVHT: 4.3 ft / DPD: 6.0 s / WDIR: 310° / ATMP: 52.5° F / WTMP: 53.2° F. Tide: 3′ rising to almost 4′.