Me: "This was one of my best days of all time. Best conditions in three years."
Thank you thank you thank you L Road. In the last few years I've felt that I was tricked into SUPsurfing by conditions we used to get, but see no longer. Well-spaced, well formed waves coming in sets you can see from a distance. Plenty of wave for everyone, all day. I haven't had anything like this for years...it's all been slop and closeouts. Okay I'm exaggerating but in the Olde Days of a few years ago it was much better.
Sunday brought it all back. Jeff, the Wolf and I had L Road to ourselves, as beautiful sets of 4-6 footers (with the occasional 7) came rolling through. Beautiful long lefts and rights. Little or no dues to pay. Nice spaces between the sets to get back out. And an offshore breeze that held the wave faces up so long you had to wait until you thought they were going to crash on top of you to catch them. Wonderful. Jeff was slashing it up on his Starboard Go...he's getting so good on that windsurfing board that "my next SUP board purchase will be informed by the Go." I don't know how many bottom turn/cutbacks I linked together, but I certainly set a new record for myself yesterday. And the Wolf had fun too, though he arrived after the best portion of the day. To cap it all off, Jeff's Aunt Cindy was on shore, snapping photos, which is a treat because usually photos in the Puffin are by Jeff, not of Jeff. She snapped enough that Jeff was able to stitch together a few video clips. Here he is, putting the Go through it's SUPsurfing paces:
(All imagery courtesy Cindy Sattler.)