S6 & 7: Redemption
Pacific Ocean Cape Sebastian
The day started with a morning SUP at Cape Sebastian. Jessie, M and I took to the water at the main beach. Jessie ripped the first wave he caught and M stayed with Jessie at the north end of the main beach while I headed up to check out the more sheltered break at Hunter’s Cove (the far north end of Cape Sebastian). The waves were waist high, clean and widely spaced – perfect for SUP practice! After about a half hour the wind picked up and I had a wind-assisted walk back to the rigging area with the SUP.
The wind seemed to want to blow, but never really ‘turned on’. Before rigging I check with M to see what he was doing and he said 4.7/110. That’s a good idea, if it does come up, changing board is easy. But the wind backed, a lot. So Jessie and I shot down to Pistol River to see what it looked like. It was huge and really light. Back to the cape to find the wind was back (sort of). Settled on 5.2/110/22.
The waves were chest to over-head high today, but it seemed far more manageable punching out to the outside (when compared to Sunday). Mere mortals were able to take to the water today. Catching waves was also a lot easier not having to worry about survival. Also hit one nice floating jump! A far more rewarding session that included down-the-line sailing!
Quote(s) of the day:
Jessie (at Pistol River): “That’s too big to be slogging around on 4.7.”
Wind *** (out of five stars)
Wind was light, but workable.
Water/Waves **** (out of five stars)
Waves were chest to over-head high.
Jumps * (out of five stars)
Stoke **** (out of five stars)
Most were very happy to be taking to the water within their comfort zone. M was particularly stoked at the end of the session!