Strong Onshore wind
Surf conditions at 6.45 a.m. on Wednesday 18th September 2013:
The wind is still blowing dense squalls across the bay this morning, that rain a thick but mild thing this early morning, feeling like it's about to wave goodbye.
The surf is rolling up the beach, the scene of a thousand seascape pictures hanging on walls across the globe, grey walls warped by those gusts of wind, the bigger waves tripping over the slower ones in front.
It's four or five, maybe even six feet but with lines of rolling whitewater to paddle through to get to it and scant reward if you do! I'm guessing that it's a 'drop in and glide over the back' kind of day, twenty minutes of paddling for a momentary buzz.
BUT, the wind is dropping by the minute and the sky is brightening all the time.
It could be a totally different scene in a couple of hours!
I think that it might well be worth a little look-see after lunch on the incoming tide!
The European Surfing Championships are running dow in the Azores and Ben Skinner picked up his umpteenth Longboard title yesterday. Now he's on to the World Longboard Chamionships in peru with a real chance of doing better than well!
You can follow the Euro comp at eurosurfing.org/2013/eurosurf/live.html
There have been more than a couple of epic heats at the Hurley Pro from Trestles, California, with some action packed surfing in those playful waves. It sounds like they will try and complete everything this evening (our time). Check all the action at www.thehurleypro.com
And here's an old bit of footage that (American) Tim reminded me about. Filmed in 2010 by Ikandi, the 'Longest Day' youtu.be/JbrFKL_bTUc
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