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Saturday November 8 2008 03:17:57 AM
Surf Trip: The Pineapple Express ( 01 February 2008 - 01 February 2008)
Wind direction: Offshore
Wind Strength: Glassy
Nb waves ridden: lots
Length of the surf session: 2.5 hours
Surfboard ridden: 9'2
Weather and water temp: 85F/65F
Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft
Indian summer is a name given to a period of warm dry sunny weather in autumn or winter. Usually occurring after the first frost. Indian summer can be as early as September or as late as January in the northern hemisphere. It can persist for a few days or extend to a week or so.
The term is also used metaphorically to refer to a late blooming of something, often unexpectedly, or after it has lost relevance. This is comparable to the use of the term renaissance in the sense of "revival" but it carries the added connotation that the revival is temporary. It may also be so named because this was the traditional period during which the early Native Americans harvested their crops of squash and corn.
It is usually associated with the Santa Ana winds (also known as Santana winds) which are strong, extremely dry offshore winds that characteristically sweep through the canyons and passes of the Sierra Nevada mountains into Southern California and northern Baja California in late fall into winter. They can range from hot to cold, depending on the prevailing temperatures in the source regions, the Great Basin and upper Mojave Desert. However, the winds are remembered most for the hot dry weather they bring in the fall and winter often fanning huge wildfires.
Today was one of those champagne days of Indian Summer. Perfect conditions, warm dry light offshore's ... 85F air and 65F water! Surf was small, only knee to waist but super clean with some fast little snappers across the sandbar at low tide!
Created: Saturday November 8 2008 03:55:31 AM
Modified: Saturday November 8 2008 04:04:41 AM