Monday, July 30, 2007

There's surf!

It wasn't giant by any means, but there was something in the water. With the swell came the crowds. I saw some kid shoulder hop someone on the inside, leading to a slight collision. Then there are the bathers on the inside. It makes it challenging to surf around the little buoys. I have no idea why they would even go in the water so early in the day when it wasn't quite that hot out yet. Plus, there are stingrays out. I heard about 2 people getting stung in the first 5 minutes I went out.

The water was warm, warm enough to trunk it. The water clarity wasn't so great, but it was green. There were scattered clouds in the sky, obscuring the sun most of the session. There was even a breeze adding texture to the waves. Still, quite a few shoulder high waves came through if you were patient enough.

Sunday was smaller and the crowds were thinner. Of course, the session ended a lot earlier than on Saturday. Quite a bit of a disappointment in that regard.

Water was still warm and there was a northerly drift all morning long.

I've decided to get back into better paddling shape by going out on my smallest board every day until it becomes second nature. It's a 7'0 Hybrid from Becker. I did catch waves, but I was tired towards the end that I couldn't pop up on the last few waves.

Other than that, nothing much else to report.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Back in the Water...

For this? It was as small as can be. I knew things were bad when someone with a huge longboard was packing it in.

Skies were cloudy, obscuring the sun, and thus, preventing the warmth from reaching those in the water. The water itself wasn't cold, but I wasn't about to trunk it. The dolphins were out. Water was clear. Wind was consistently blowing onshore. It made for very bad conditions all around with no waves to distract from that.

About the only good thing about Saturday was that it wasn't crowded. No need to fight for the pittance that was given to us by nature. There wasn't even any issues with the parking situation, especially for a summer day. It's not as if the day was cold either. We've been getting a great deal of warm weather the past few weeks. Go figure.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Missing in Action

Yep, been at wedding receptions and hampered with a bad cough along with some conjunctivitis (pink eye). Got to love the 21st century.

I'll be back in the water this weekend, if only another year older.
Clerks II - July 21, 2006