2004-06-18 / Sports

Henrick’s Surf Update: Longboards In The A.M.

By Henrick Karoliszyn

Henrick’s Surf Update: Longboards In The A.M.

By Henrick Karoliszyn

All the suitable days to ride this week were favorable for longboarders who made it to the beach early enough to catch the waves before noon. With sporadic, smooth sets breaking way outside, the rides were long as the water saw most of the surfers from six in the morning until the tide shift.

The pattern held for Friday and Saturday as well as Tuesday and Wednesday. With the exception of a few bodyboarders and short boarders, longboarders dominated the waters the whole week.

Next week looks to be similar according to the forecast, which says Friday, and Saturday, we will see knee to waist high wind swells with southwesterly winds which should bring the same smooth and glassy waves of the past week, beneficial for the big boards. Sunday will be flat, but Monday will be good later on, as Tuesday will be the opposite; good for the early riders.  The temperature of the water should allow for the wetsuits to finally come off, as it will be up to 65 degrees by next Wednesday. 

This week wetsuits were still on as the swells stayed outside.  The only challenge of the glassy waves being so far out was staying in one place, as the westerly current was strong, moving surfers who did not consistently move to evade getting caught in the rip tide.  "That must have been the only problem," Davis said of the strong tides, "Other than that, it was perfect out there." 


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