Mellow three day Labor Day weekend: slept, ate, movies… didn’t end up going to Capitola because of timing. Last week was the epic Teahupoo contest. Glad to have some surfing on the brain but really needed to get in the water! Had time to surf today. On a non-crowded week day no less. The warm, sunny weather from the weekend was gone and it was back to dreary gray skies, some drizzle and wind. Luckily the surf conditions weren’t too blown out or too giant. From the pumphouse down to where we parked was one long closeout crashing onto shore but still some surfers were attempting it. South looked better. Wind was blowing sideshore so it wasn’t too bad. Waves breaking much closer to shore than it looked at first so I moved in after paddling for a bunch that didn’t break. Got a few short ones in the beginning, then sat through the lull, slipped on a good right, but then got a bunch more fast, little rights. Max got a couple of good ones on his Mitsu. Afterwards, headed for St. Francis Fountain and as we sat down to eat, I saw a notification on my phone from Ebert, who posted a photo of my in-progress new Po! WOO. So stoked.
#351 / 12:20 (1) / 3′ rising / 8’ Revolver
2-3 ft +- knee to chest high occ. 4 ft.
PM Report and Short-Term Forecast for SF-San Mateo County: Surf is looking mostly poor this afternoon with a modest blend of NW windswell and SW groundswell. Waves are in the waist-chest zone mostly with some shoulder-head high ranged sets at the most open exposures. Unfortunately, onshore winds are creating textured/bumpy surface conditions at most breaks. Tide is rising through the afternoon with the surf size and onshore flow persisting the remainder of the day.
4ft at 7s NW (315°)
3ft at 9s WNW (295°)
2ft at 14s SW (228°)