Saturday, January 14, 2017




A jumbled mess. Waist to chest high and larger sets. Contamination from yesterday's rain is pegging the water quality meter well into the red zone. Lumpy sea surface with lots of flotsam on the inside (see video). No wind. About 6 people out. Tide is high and still rising. Will max out at 6.7feet at 9:30am. Low tide of -1.2 feet at 4:30pm.

YouTube Video

Have a good one
Aloha
Gary

Thursday, January 12, 2017




Big, consistent and....still contaminated. Shoulder to head high, going overhead on best set waves. Shape is marginal; lined up and beginning to mush out a bit. Period is short so there are lots of double ups. Sea surface is smooth with light SE breezes. Air temps in lower 50's and water temps in the high 50's. High tide and still rising; will max out at 7.4 feet at 8:30am. A low tide of -1.8 at 3:30pm. 6 people out.

YouTube Video

Have a good one
Aloha
Gary

Wednesday, January 11, 2017




King tide with very clean conditions. The water, however, is swamped with contaminated urban runoff. Too bad because despite the 7.4 tide the waist to chest high surf looks very very good. Especially at 17th street. Moderate SE winds with some texture on the water. The run up on the sets is licking the base of the ramp. 2 people out at 17th street; no one at the reef.

YouTube Video

Have a good one
Aloha
Gary

Friday, January 6, 2017




Mixed up, sorta confused and definitely dirty. Predominantly westerly short period windswell this morning. Mostly waist high, maybe belly up. Slow, crumbly with no shape. Jumbled up sea surface with some light swirling easterly breezes. Medium tide that is on its way out to a 1.4 foot low at 10:15am. High tide worms its way back in at 4pm (3.6 feet). No one out but there are a few thinking about it; the urban vomit patrol I call them.

YouTube Video

Have a good one
Aloha
Gary