PSC-4: Light Wind Drills
Pacific Ocean Punta San Carlos: Beach Break
Drier night. Slept with the ocean side flap of the tent open. Ocean sounded louder last night and the morning light revealed the reason why. Large west / northwest swell.
Started the day with ocean side yoga again to loosen up.
Early wind blew out the morning SUP. Wyatt and Tyson put on a wave riding tutorial in the morning and then I took to water to ‘practice’ our three drills – pumping the board on the upper half of the wave to build speed; hitting the lip straight on after the bottom turn; gaining ground by riding the white water upwind. I did better at riding the white water upwind and hitting the lip than pumping the board on the wave (given the light wind and small waves).
Riding the white water upwind really helped! Today I stayed inside the break and was able to catch more waves than the two sessions the day before put together.
Quote(s) of the day:
Michael: “It looks light. I’ll watch you go out and if you’re having fun I’ll come out.”
Michael (later): “I watched you and it looked like you were working on the ‘drills’.” That was nice to hear. Thanks M!
Wind * (out of five stars)
Light, but stronger than yesterday.
Water/Waves ** (out of five stars)
Swell was west/northwest with some lingering south swell. Water temp was slightly cooler today.
Jumps (out of five stars)
No jumps (underpowered the whole time).
Stoke ** (out of five stars)
Was nice to get out as a hedge against the wind tanking (even though the forecast was for it to increase).