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Session: Swim

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Wednesday December 19 2012 06:25:56 AM

Surf spot: Leblon, Brazil

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Length of the surf session: 0.5 hours

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Description:

Went for a swim here this morning - no waves, but tried to body surf the 1ft shore-break.  Ate sand.  Nice swim, shame no waves though !!

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Created: Wednesday December 19 2012 12:57:59 PM

Modified: Wednesday December 19 2012 12:57:59 PM

Hits: 2195

Session: smal and clean

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Thursday July 26 2012 10:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Topanga Point, United States of America

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 15

Length of the surf session: 2 hours

Surfboard ridden: McTavish Bobsled 6'4

Fins: 4 small fcs

Weather and water temp: sunny and warm. water cool

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

First time out at Topanga, tiny waves, but some fun on the sets, mix of longboarders and others, the quad fish proved easy for catching waves, even for an unfit old guy like me...  Highlights were the dolphins swimming past (as I was getting suited up...) and the nice vibe in the water: people chatting, no aggro, made for a really nice session.  Cool locals!

 

 

 

 

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Created: Thursday July 26 2012 10:18:26 PM

Modified: Thursday July 26 2012 10:23:36 PM

Hits: 1699

Session: grey and sloppy

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Saturday July 9 2011 12:00:00 PM

Surf spot: La Torche, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 12

Length of the surf session: 1.5 hours

Surfboard ridden: spider 7'6

Fins: fixed

Weather and water temp: grey and cloudy and cold

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Soft
- Ordinary
- Bumpy

Description:

crowded and poor mushy waves, with very short period and a bit all over the place.  Still, fun and better than a day in the office

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Created: Saturday July 9 2011 09:55:48 PM

Modified: Saturday July 9 2011 09:55:48 PM

Hits: 980

Session: hiding from the big swell

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Thursday July 7 2011 05:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Pors Carn, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Very strong

Nb waves ridden: 17

Length of the surf session: 2 hours

Surfboard ridden: spider 7'6

Fins: fixed

Weather and water temp: mixed sun. rain and clouds

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

We hid at Pors Carns because the swell was big, and very messy - with a howling onshore at la Torche.  At PC the wind was slightly offshore and the waves were small, refracting around the point.  Had a few fun waves, especially as the tide got fuller.  Eric in Kayak, Edouard and Benoit surfing

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Created: Saturday July 9 2011 10:01:47 PM

Modified: Saturday July 9 2011 10:01:47 PM

Hits: 1134

Session: glass

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Monday July 4 2011 11:43:11 AM

Surf spot: La Torche, France

Session's Rate:

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 20

Length of the surf session: 2 hours

Surfboard ridden: spider 7'6

Fins: fixed

Weather and water temp: sunny and warm

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- Multipeaks

Description:

Beautiful late afternoon session, loads of people out, but by walking 200m up the beach found a spot with virtually no one out.  It was breaking a bit all over the place, and there was no wind - glassy and smooth.  In fact the only thing missing was the swell... tiny waves, with occasional sets that provided fun but small walls.  Had a lot of fun without any effort :-)

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Created: Tuesday July 5 2011 11:47:56 AM

Modified: Tuesday July 5 2011 11:47:56 AM

Hits: 1133

Session: windy

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Sunday July 3 2011 06:00:00 PM

Surf spot: La Torche, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 15

Length of the surf session: 2 hours

Surfboard ridden: spider 7'6

Fins: fixed

Weather and water temp: sunny and warm

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Ordinary
- Fun
- Bumpy

Description:

Windy and small, but fun.  Eric was out in his sea kayak, but struggled as it was so bumpy...

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Created: Saturday July 9 2011 09:48:14 PM

Modified: Saturday July 9 2011 09:48:14 PM

Hits: 727

Session: winter waves

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Friday December 31 2010 10:31:04 AM

Surf spot: Marina, Israel

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 12

Length of the surf session: 2 hours

Surfboard ridden: 6"9 hybrid

Fins: fixed

Weather and water temp: 19deg water. air about same

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Ordinary
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- Multipeaks

Description:

Having missed some of the best waves in Israel for many years (I arrived the day after the swell - classic :-) this new swell was welcome.  Totally flat the yesterday and nice 1-1.2m swell today.  Sets had head-high faces - which was unexpected and nice - very fat waves. I rented a secondhand board for a couple of hours from Ultrawave in Hertzliya (nice guys) and had a ball.  The north side of the marina was a bit smaller than south and further north but protected from the wind and made for nice waves.  Crowded, but the waves broke all over the place so everyone could get something even despite goatboarders.  at the end of the session a few paddle boarders came out and mostly struggled, but saw one great wave taken.

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Created: Sunday January 2 2011 09:39:32 AM

Modified: Sunday January 2 2011 09:39:32 AM

Hits: 1925

Session: fun waves

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Tuesday July 27 2010 06:10:00 AM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 10

Length of the surf session: 1.5 hours

Surfboard ridden: 6'9 spider

Fins: FCS

Weather and water temp: Overcast but not cold

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Soft
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

Hoped for early morning Glass - but slight wind blowing.  Full high tide as day started and had a lot of closeouts, but as tide started to drop, the swell which was still small, but a bit longer and cleaner than previous days, started to produce some decent waves on the sets.

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Created: Wednesday July 28 2010 02:25:21 PM

Modified: Wednesday July 28 2010 02:25:21 PM

Hits: 837

Session: Early start

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Monday July 26 2010 06:52:00 AM

Surf spot: Grand Crohot, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 8

Length of the surf session: 2 hours

Surfboard ridden: 6'9 spider

Fins: FCS

Weather and water temp: Overcast but not cold

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Soft

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

More swell than previous days, but very messy with short period and lots of overlapping waves, no real peak, and a fair amount of current.  the conditions were poor, my surfing was awful... ahh tired arms!

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Created: Monday July 26 2010 11:54:06 AM

Modified: Monday July 26 2010 11:54:06 AM

Hits: 840

Session: mushballs

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Sunday July 25 2010 05:50:03 PM

Surf spot: Lacanau, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 5

Length of the surf session: 1 hours

Surfboard ridden: Glen Darcy 9' longboard

Fins: FCS

Weather and water temp: Overcast but not cold

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Bumpy

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

Was flat in the morning, swell sort of picked up, but so did the swell.  Very short period clapot.  Just about surfable, but might just as well have had a beer - since i woke my old shoulder tendon injury....aggghhh

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Created: Sunday July 25 2010 11:14:21 PM

Modified: Sunday July 25 2010 11:14:21 PM

Hits: 1279

Session: small closeouts

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Saturday July 24 2010 08:51:03 AM

Surf spot: Le Porge, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 11

Length of the surf session: 2.5 hours

Surfboard ridden: 6'9 spider

Fins: fcs

Weather and water temp: nice

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks
- Close out

Description:

Small swell on a dropping tide and light onshore... but at least it was sunny.  First look from the dune, and it was not even evident if it was worth getting wet.  But once in some waves opened up a bit and managed a few decent rides, considering the conditions.  Nice to be in the watre with friends (Chris and Fred) - a bit disappointing after an 8hr drive - and looks like it will be flat tomorrow....

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Created: Sunday July 25 2010 11:55:09 AM

Modified: Sunday July 25 2010 11:55:09 AM

Hits: 913

Session: Small and fun

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Saturday July 10 2010 10:10:00 AM

Surf spot: La Torche, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 17

Length of the surf session: 2 hours

Surfboard ridden: 9.4 Bic Malibu

Weather and water temp: 24 deg air 19 deg water

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Soft
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- Close out

Description:

Fun session at full low tide - soft mushy waves and not much more in the sets - 30-40 people out but spread out and the waves were breaking all over the place so no crowding on any 'peak'.

 

Eric was out in his sea kayak again... doing well in the surf given the kayak is way too long and not at all adapted for surf.

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Created: Saturday July 10 2010 10:35:48 PM

Modified: Saturday July 10 2010 10:35:48 PM

Hits: 972

Session: rushed

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Wednesday July 7 2010 09:00:00 AM

Surf spot: La Torche, France

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 14

Length of the surf session: 2 hours

Surfboard ridden: 7'* bic

Weather and water temp: 24 deg air 19 deg water

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Ordinary
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

Small swell but nice and clean with occasional walls lining up, not crowded.

 

Eric took hi sea kayak out for the first time in surf (not bad for someone with a broken back!!!!) 

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Created: Saturday July 10 2010 10:39:04 PM

Modified: Saturday July 10 2010 10:39:04 PM

Hits: 1022

Session: low tide, good swell

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Wednesday July 22 2009 09:00:00 AM

Surf spot: The Point, South Africa

Session's Rate:

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 8

Length of the surf session: 1.5 hours

Surfboard ridden: Clayton Fish

Fins: fcs

Weather and water temp: sunny but colder water 16-17 deg C

Waves height: 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft

Waves Quality:
- Powerful
- Fast

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

The swell was building, having dropped off after the BongofbillsPro.  The water was noticibly colder today but still fine in a 3/2.  I got worked by a wave after about 20 minutes and my back started blocking and twinging - otherwise I'd have stayed in longer.

The waves were big on the sets but happily were quite catchabale at the Point.  Had 4 long rides down past the beach and onto the next section (150m-200m+).... and did a rare thing for me.... stopped the session on a great wave - didn't do that usual kak of paddling back out for 'one last wave'....

 

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Forecast sites showed it being 12ft - which made for nice waves at Point and some pretty hectic rides at Supers (not me ;-).  The next day showed the forecast of 21ft swell..... happy that I was about 900km inland by then.

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Created: Friday July 24 2009 09:10:16 PM

Modified: Friday July 24 2009 09:10:16 PM

Hits: 2438

Session: tale of two halves

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Tuesday July 21 2009 02:00:00 PM

Surf spot: The Point, South Africa

Session's Rate:

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 11

Length of the surf session: 3 hours

Surfboard ridden: Fish

Fins: fcs

Weather and water temp: 18 deg air, water noticably colder than yesterday

Waves height: 1.5m / 5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun
- Powerful
- Fast
- Hollow

Description:

Started surfing about 100m up from 'the point' towards impossibles - got a few nice waves and a couple of closeouts - then either the tide was changing or I was out of position because for ages I didn't get any waves.  I eventually paddled down to the point and caught smoe more waves - the swell was noticably increasing and I got worked by a couple of waves - I realised I was not fit enough and so gave up for the day ;-)

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Created: Thursday July 30 2009 12:40:05 PM

Modified: Thursday July 30 2009 12:40:05 PM

Hits: 2533

Session: wrong place..

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Monday July 20 2009 02:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Impossibles, South Africa

Session's Rate:

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 9

Length of the surf session: 1.5 hours

Surfboard ridden: evolution

Fins: fcs

Weather and water temp: warmish

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Fun
- Fast
- Hollow

Description:

Not knowing JBay we went in in the middle of Impossibles - and surprise surprise, found the waves really hard to catch for a couple of unfit lame-ass weekend warriors.... we eventually worked our way down to the point and finally had some fun waves.

 

Highlight was two separate pods of dolphins swimming by us, we saw them coing down the point in the waves - and they cruised past at arms length.  vey cool.

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Created: Thursday July 30 2009 12:51:11 PM

Modified: Thursday July 30 2009 12:51:11 PM

Hits: 1301

Session: Night surf

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Wednesday July 15 2009 05:00:00 PM

Surf spot: North Beach, South Africa

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 6

Length of the surf session: 1 hours

Surfboard ridden: Fish

Fins: fcs

Weather and water temp: warm - 20 deg air, similar water

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Ordinary
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

After several delays we finally paddled out by the pier quite late - ended up catching a few fun waves.  Night was really fallen when we came back in - probably not a smart move surfing so late, definately would not have done this if the beaches weren't netted ;-)

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Created: Thursday July 30 2009 12:31:58 PM

Modified: Thursday July 30 2009 12:31:58 PM

Hits: 1855

Session: soft but fun

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Friday August 1 2008 07:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Consolaçao, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 6

Length of the surf session: 1 hours

Surfboard ridden: RR 8.6

Fins: fcs

Weather and water temp: grey and windy

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Ordinary
- Fun
- Bumpy

Description:

Padelled out alone, the swell had picked up overnight and so had the wind which was blowing pretty much cross-shore to onshore. ONlnset waves were really ridable, as there was just enough size to feel the potential of this spot. It must be great on a big swell. Low tide was about right today for some longish rides. a long board would have been better.

 

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Created: Friday August 1 2008 11:54:47 PM

Modified: Saturday August 2 2008 05:38:51 PM

Hits: 2089

Session: dawn patrol

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Thursday July 31 2008 08:10:59 AM

Surf spot: Baleal Sul, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 12

Length of the surf session: 1 hours

Surfboard ridden: Safari 7.6

Fins: fcs

Weather and water temp: cold and grey

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun
- Powerful

Description:

The best session of the vacation...  rocked up early and it was overcast and gloomy and full low-tide, which didn't look good, as the peaks had been working best at mid-high tide.

 

One guy floundering in shallow water on a foamy, otherwise the breaks were deserted.  We headed to the peak just to the left of the bach bars, which looked the most consistent.  Once out we were not disappointed - it was bigger than it looked, and significantly bigger than yesterday's (small) surf - the set waves on the peak were shifting around - maybe two swell directions coming in?  but the walls were dominantly lefts, which stated with good size take-offs (over head-hight on the face) and then opened into nice long faces - with rides of 70-100m

when gabe went in, I took the RR 8.6 and had fun - alone.

 

Middle of July in "crowded" peniche - and I was alone in the water!

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Created: Thursday July 31 2008 06:32:59 PM

Modified: Thursday July 31 2008 06:32:59 PM

Hits: 2214

Session: Nice Peak

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Monday July 28 2008 11:15:00 AM

Surf spot: Baleal Sul, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 16

Length of the surf session: 1.5 hours

Surfboard ridden: Spider 7.6

Fins: FCS

Weather and water temp: sunny and OK

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- One peak

Description:

Walked down the back about 400m, to a peak with about 4 people out (nearer 40 on thepeak at baleal).  The guys out were a small group with a surf school, not getting many waves - and after a while they went in - so i surfed the peak alone for about 45 minutes until I had enough.  The peak was working well, went both left and right, with som nice sized faces on the take-offs whan the sets came through.  Real fun

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Created: Monday July 28 2008 02:19:57 PM

Modified: Monday July 28 2008 02:19:57 PM

Hits: 1581

Session: playtime

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Sunday July 27 2008 11:45:00 AM

Surf spot: Baleal Sul, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 12

Length of the surf session: 1.2 hours

Surfboard ridden: Spider 7.6

Fins: FCS

Weather and water temp: sunny and OK

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Ordinary
- Fun
- Ledgey

Description:

Same peak to the south, worked well for a while, then the tide changed andset waves were few and far between - fun while it lasted{mospagebreak}

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Created: Monday July 28 2008 02:22:34 PM

Modified: Monday July 28 2008 02:22:34 PM

Hits: 1470

Session: flat

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Thursday July 24 2008 03:17:31 PM

Surf spot: Baleal Sul, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 12

Length of the surf session: 1.5 hours

Surfboard ridden: RR 8ft

Fins: FCS

Weather and water temp: 27 deg, water OK

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Soft

Description:

getting very flat now, occasional set waves were just about working in one or two places. I surfed in the middle of the beach. no one around.

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Created: Thursday July 24 2008 06:20:00 PM

Modified: Saturday July 26 2008 02:16:10 PM

Hits: 1345

Session: falling off

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Wednesday July 23 2008 12:18:10 AM

Surf spot: Baleal Sul, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 20

Length of the surf session: 1.2 hours

Surfboard ridden: Spider Murphy 7'2

Fins: fcs

Weather and water temp: 27 and OK water

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Soft
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

The swell, as predicted has dropped off a lot, set waves were just about holding on a peak mid way down the beach.  The wind felt the same as yesterday, but was messing up the waves much more.  Caught a few waves, all mush burgers.  Then moved down about 100m and sat on a small inside area catching 'reforms' (except there was no outside wave).  Lots of take-off practice - all ending very quickly, grab rail into a close-out.  Still, its good preactice for the weakest part of my surfing,  the quick take-off.

 

Smaller surf forecast for tomorrow - my look and see if low tide will be better. 

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Created: Thursday July 24 2008 12:11:01 AM

Modified: Thursday July 24 2008 12:11:01 AM

Hits: 1109

Session: clean glass

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Tuesday July 22 2008 12:17:30 AM

Surf spot: Baleal Sul, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 14

Length of the surf session: 1 hours

Surfboard ridden: Spider Murphy 7'2

Fins: fcs

Weather and water temp: 27 and OK water

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun
- Fast

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

Found a nice peak, surfed with Gabriel - who got a fin-bash on his tricep putting him out for a day or two.  The waves were holding up nicely - and considering the quite strong breeze, the surface was glassy.  The wind was up on the dunes not much on the water.  Several fun lefts and rights and then one memorable left, that held up a face all the way to the beach, where I got slammed.  had to stop after an hour to get back for dinner with the kids.  Shame, could have stayed out another hour at least

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Created: Thursday July 24 2008 12:06:46 AM

Modified: Thursday July 24 2008 12:06:46 AM

Hits: 1178

Session: fun waves

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Monday July 21 2008 03:07:01 PM

Surf spot: Baleal Sul, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 12

Length of the surf session: 1.5 hours

Surfboard ridden: RR 8ft Surfteck

Fins: FCS

Weather and water temp: sunny, water not too cold!

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Ordinary
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- Multipeaks

Description:

surprising nice waves considering I went in at 15h30, and it was starting to blow onshore.  Big group of surfers up by the Baleal Spit, so I headed further south.  There are many peaks along this beach so I got out where only two other guys were.  No hassle for getting waves.   After about 45 minutes a surf-school brought about 30+ to the same peak - so I drifted down to the next one and carried on surfing almost alone.  Fun waves, ot powerful, not steep, but generally opened up right and sometimes left, giving easy conditions.  Nice to feel that some of paddling on the lake these last few weeks has helped a bit with fitness ;-)

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Created: Tuesday July 22 2008 03:12:45 PM

Modified: Tuesday July 22 2008 03:12:45 PM

Hits: 1166

Session: evening paddle

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Monday July 7 2008 08:30:00 PM

Surf spot: Embouch point, Switzerland

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Length of the surf session: 0.2 hours

Surfboard ridden: RR 8ft

Fins: none!

Weather and water temp: OK weather - cold, really cold water

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Description:

Took my board down to the lake - actually not at this exact 'spot' but about 5km further up.  Found an nice isolated place and paddelled out.  I swam in the lake several days before and it was OK temperature - but now after a couple of days of rain it was pretty cold and I was glad to  have my shorty wetsuit on.

Happilly no one saw this sad spectacle of a land-locked surfer paddling out.  If I can get a bit fitter (or a bit less un-fit), and catch one or two extra waves when on vacation next month... then it will not have been so silly.  Still, I did feel pretty stupid 'suiting up' next to a perfectly falt lake :-)

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Created: Wednesday July 9 2008 09:50:55 AM

Modified: Wednesday July 9 2008 09:50:55 AM

Hits: 2742

Session: un fit!!!

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Friday February 15 2008 01:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Marina, Israel

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 6

Length of the surf session: 2 hours

Surfboard ridden: ultrawave gun

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: windy and (relatively) cold

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Soft
- Bumpy

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

Not bad waves, peaking out back and then re-forming on the inside, 8-14 people out and a couple of goatboats.  The waves were OK, but I was soooo unfit that it was quite painful.

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Created: Monday February 18 2008 04:51:09 PM

Modified: Monday February 18 2008 04:51:09 PM

Hits: 2987

Session: foggy low tide

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Monday September 3 2007 11:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Baleal Sul, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 20+

Length of the surf session: 1.5 hours

Surfboard ridden: Hybrid 8ft RR

Fins: snapins

Weather and water temp: foggy but warm

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

Not a great time to go surfing - low tide, but a small peak was working in the middle of Baleal beach.... few people out so no problem getting waves - nice atmosphere with the sea mist and the glassy conditions - just a shame that the peak was poor (sine the tide was wrong.... still, didn't have any choice of when to surf today and was happy with what I got ;-)

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Created: Monday September 3 2007 04:38:46 PM

Modified: Monday September 3 2007 04:38:46 PM

Hits: 1434

Session: Foggy

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Sunday September 2 2007 04:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Baleal Sul, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 20+

Length of the surf session: 1.45 hours

Surfboard ridden: 8ft Hybrid RR

Fins: snapins

Weather and water temp: surprisingly warmm

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

Walked down the beach to find the peak I had surfed the day before... had trouble finding it, as it was so misty. Still, paddelled in and had a small peak to myself, then when a bit warmed up drifted down to the 'main' peak - where there were about 8 people out. Fun session - got a lot of waves - some held a face almost to the beach. Most got too mushy after take-off. Met Nadia in the line up.

 

It was so misty at times you couldn't see the beach or the waves coming.. just sitting there bobbing around waiting for the sets and chatting. Nice. By 18h30 just the two of us out there, and nice high-tide peak working.

Buddies:

Created: Friday September 7 2007 10:49:53 AM

Modified: Friday September 7 2007 10:53:04 AM

Hits: 1251

Session: mushy peak

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Thursday August 30 2007 06:15:00 PM

Surf spot: Lagide, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Strong

Nb waves ridden: 7

Length of the surf session: 45min hours

Surfboard ridden: 8ft hybrid RR

Fins: snapins

Weather and water temp: sunny, windy and a bit cool

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Soft
- Bumpy

Waves Shape:
- One peak

Description:

Only about 6 people outon the peak, with very inconsistent mushy waves being blown hrough by a moderate onshore.  Still this was preferable to the ultra-soft waves being riden by a zillion longboarders on the south side o Baleal.....  Shame to not see Lagide iring, as its clearly a nice peak.  Swell is forecast to drop even further the next couple of days... ;-(

Buddies:

Created: Friday August 31 2007 05:51:29 PM

Modified: Friday August 31 2007 05:51:29 PM

Hits: 1861

Session: nice peak

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Friday August 24 2007 11:15:00 AM

Surf spot: Figueiros, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 8

Length of the surf session: 1h15 hours

Surfboard ridden: 8ft Hybrid RR

Fins: snapins

Weather and water temp: sunny hot, cold water

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

Hardly anyone one out here when I arrived (late!) and had the choice of two peaks one either side of the direct accees to this beach.  I chose the northerly peak, as a surf-scholl was warming up on the beach near the southern one....

The peak was well formed on a sand-bar so the paddle out was easy.  Drifted down to the peak and caught a couple - it took me a while to get lined up right, as the sets (it was a samll day so the set waves were worth waiting for) peaked in a different place from the normal waves.  Some really fun waves fllowed with going through to the reform possible

Buddies:

Created: Monday August 27 2007 12:08:43 AM

Modified: Monday August 27 2007 01:11:24 AM

Hits: 1903

Session: messy

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Thursday August 23 2007 11:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Monte Clerigo, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 4

Length of the surf session: 1 hours

Surfboard ridden: 8ft hybrid RR

Fins: snapins

Weather and water temp: sunny with cold water

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary
- Bumpy

Waves Shape:
- Close out

Description:

coul'dn't get se on nthing resembling a peak.. did lots of paddling for vey few waves.  Tried my new 3/2 wetsuit - and was very warm ;-)

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Created: Tuesday August 28 2007 07:44:21 AM

Modified: Tuesday August 28 2007 07:44:21 AM

Hits: 2142

Session: Clean small and crowded

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Tuesday August 21 2007 11:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Arrifana, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 12

Length of the surf session: 1 hours

Surfboard ridden: 8ft Hybrid RR

Fins: snapins

Weather and water temp: sunny but cold water

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Ordinary
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Close out

Description:

Managed to park near the beach and planted the family... at Ariffana it was just the beach break that was working.  Small but quite ridable waves.  I picked an empty place in the line-up (its a long beach, and about half the surfers were august beginners so no really out beyond the whitewater).  Quickly got a series of waves, justabout time o stand up and ride a tiny section before closing out.  Then other surfers started mysteriously appeaing in my 'empty' area.  Stil, it was peaky with the waves breaking pretty randomly so everyone got some.  My shortie wetsuit did for me quickly, so i retired cold back to sandwiches full of sand, thanks kids.

Buddies:

Created: Sunday August 26 2007 11:50:10 PM

Modified: Monday August 27 2007 01:10:06 AM

Hits: 3058

Session: tiny but clean

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Saturday February 17 2007 06:53:06 AM

Surf spot: Sidney Ali ( Herzelia ), Israel

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 5

Length of the surf session: 45 hours

Surfboard ridden: 6'11 borrowed board

Fins: fixed

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

The end of the wind-swell, finally has some shape and quality... but no size.  Lots of sitting around for not much action.  Still, fun little rides when the 'sets' came through.

Buddies:

Created: Saturday February 17 2007 06:58:36 AM

Modified: Saturday February 17 2007 06:58:36 AM

Hits: 1868

Session: better...

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Friday February 16 2007 06:38:10 AM

Surf spot: Zvulun Beach, Israel

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Established

Nb waves ridden: 7

Length of the surf session: 0.75 hours

Surfboard ridden: 6'11 borrowed board

Fins: fixed

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Multipeaks

Description:

The wind had dropped off some, but the waves were still a big mess, with a very short period.  Even though they were small, I (in my totally unfit way) really struggled to get out across the bar.  Then it was a case of picking ones that weren't just going to close out.

Buddies:

Created: Saturday February 17 2007 06:42:05 AM

Modified: Saturday February 17 2007 06:42:05 AM

Hits: 1418

Session: windy

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Thursday February 15 2007 07:29:50 AM

Surf spot: Marina, Israel

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Nb waves ridden: 12

Length of the surf session: 1 hours

Surfboard ridden: 6'11 borrowed board

Fins: 3 fixed

Waves height: 1m-1.2m / 3ft-4ft

Waves Quality:
- Mushy
- Soft
- Ordinary

Waves Shape:
- Close out

Description:

Very windy day - with this generating some small wind-chop waves. Kitesurfers were having a blast a bit further up the beach. The wind did not let up all day, and was howling in from the SW. Surfing just behind the marina gave a little shelter from the wind. Should be better tomorrow if the swell holds.

Buddies:

Created: Friday February 16 2007 07:33:15 AM

Modified: Saturday February 17 2007 06:36:53 AM

Hits: 2079

Session: dropping swell

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Friday October 20 2006 03:00:00 PM

Surf spot: Cabo Ledo, Angola

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Onshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: 25

Length of the surf session: 2.5 hours

Surfboard ridden: Peruvian Klima 7'4 mini-gun

Fins: FCS, one missing

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Fun

Waves Shape:
- Walls

Description:

Just me and Paul out all afternoon, the session was mostly small, but the set waves gave good rides with OK take-offs, then mushy middle sections and long rolling walls (OK only waist high)

 

Session Highlight: The great memories of surfing here ten years before

Comment on Swell, Waves and Wind: the end of a big swell which had come through at the beginning of the week, giving small, but clean lines

My Perfectible Points:Everything.... ;-)

Air Temperature:28degC

Water Temperature: 23degC

 

 klima1

Buddies:

Created: Saturday December 9 2006 03:04:42 PM

Modified: Saturday December 9 2006 10:24:11 PM

Hits: 3961

Session: double session

Written by Pisco23 show Pisco23 profile

Tuesday November 30 1999 12:00:00 AM

Surf spot: Baleal Sul, Portugal

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: No wind

Wind Strength: Glassy

Nb waves ridden: 20+

Length of the surf session: 3 hours

Surfboard ridden: RR 8.6

Fins: fcs

Weather and water temp: hot and sunny

Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft

Waves Quality:
- Soft
- Ordinary

Description:

two sessions, 2 hrs in the morning then 1 hr after lunch- mostly coaching gabe on a rented foamy longboard, which was a big help.  small waves but clean and still can find uncrowded peaks

Buddies:

Created: Friday August 1 2008 11:39:50 PM

Modified: Friday August 1 2008 11:39:50 PM

Hits: 824

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