Medium Cross-Shore wind
Surf conditions at 7.25 a.m. on Wednesday 28th November 2012:
It's a chilly one.
The wind is lighter than it has been but there's a sting in it, brought down from the cold north. A fairly brisk north north easterly wind is holding those quite small, two feet with maybe the odd three foot waves open for a long, long way.
The Sea is looking dark this morning but there's brightness spreading from the East, promising that chill sunshine of Winter for later. We can hope that the air temperatures reach double digits celsius today but it might not, it has that feel,
But there are surfable and probably fun two foot waves to be ridden!
With the tide half way out, it's looking promising for a pleasant afternoon at those spots that are more sheltered from the sting of this wind but I'm glad that I've lashed out on a brand new, shiny and all technobuttery, winter wetsuit. And boots. And it won't be long before we're reaching for gloves and even that scourge of winter wave riding; a hood! But not yet.
That's for later. With water temperatures still in the 12 deg C plus range, it should be better in than out today!
So, two foot and screaming lefthanders in the afternoon sunshine, anyone?
And for your evening's entertainment, the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, Hawaii has kicked off in mixed up but rippable surf conditions. Catch all the action at www.vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com/vansworldcupofsurfing2012/live
And if you're stuck wondering about a little pressie for that surfer in your life, we're putting together a little stocking for you of basic items that most surfers forget to buy but are always useful:
A flexi (pineapple smelling!) wax comb, Kooksurfer's Tide book for Cornwall (or North Devon if you must!), an FCS key holder with spare grub screws, enough wetsuit shampoo to give your collection of suits their own little Christmas clean and that ever important, oft forgot, block of Sex Wax! £14.95. Bargaaaayn!