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When there's absolutely no wind

by C36 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:11 am

Slappy wrote:Knee high rollers at North Chestermans today. Tried to SUP the 8’x25” soft top, didn’t work out. I could stand on it but not well enough to catch waves. I did like the angles the paddle mount offers though...

If you don't have your inflatable SUP with you Tofino Paddle Surf, Surf Club @ Long Beach Resort (Cox Bay), and T'ashii Paddle School @ Jammie's Rainforest Inn all rent wave SUP's.
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by gabrielb » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:40 am

That's great. Small, everywhere must've been small.

Florencia-Wickanninish-LongBeach-CoxBay-North/SouthChesterman-Wickaninnish resort.

May have to read the swell, and bounce around Chestermann ... may have to seat for 5 minutes and see the beach/breaks ... at least you are having fun. My time there is next week.
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Looking forward to Wickanninish bay (in the afternoon and choosing a break).

In hawaii I saw a few guys standing up on longboards, barely floating, light feet, centered and waiting for waves. It takes practice ... a few days, and without giving up it may work.
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by Slappy » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:12 pm

Thanks for the tips.

Luckily there is a strong SE coming through today so I can let the wind do the work.

Weather is miserable though.
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by ShonanDB » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:33 am

Saturna has been gusting over 30 knots for the last 2 hours and Boundary Bay is gusting to 19 knots. Waves at GB's Beach in PR?
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by gabrielb » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:42 am

falling short at PR. Camera:
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https://www.pointrobertsmarina.com/camera-feed/

24-31 saturna at 10am (first reading over 20 knots).
Sandy shores: 15-20 knots.


it's missing the 35 knot peak to make decent waves. Glad there are cameras, sensors; nice to know before driving.
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by gabrielb » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:48 am

After seeing Kd surf 8-10ft waves at incinerator rock (probably the biggest surf you can get at Tofino) I must admit proper longboarding takes a lot of skill.
So let's find a good longboarding video...

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by Slappy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:08 am

When I was out on Friday at really low tide (0.2m Point Atkinson) and I was checking out that wave machine off Wreck I came across some nice breaking waves that looked like they might be decent to paddle in to. Might be a good low tide option for Wreck.

Check it out in the video at 4:25:
https://youtu.be/xnbfw3ExImU?t=265
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by gabrielb » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:47 am

S,
you got there probably at 2ft tide (very low), and 0.9mHB (at 10,11am) on Friday ... WB sand banks close to shore are many and not a clean break, but you manage to go way out there, where it's first breaking.
We had a few sessions last week but nothing spectacular (0.7-0.9mHB), enough for some exercise and to keep in shape for a better session.
We have not had a 1 - 1.6mHB session yet, also it's very hard to make it match with the right tide ... but if I had the day off, you can always make it work at low tide...
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if I had a whole week off I could probably have had 8+ hours of solid surf and have fun in the process (iona trail at low tide and bike), places I want to try, etc.

Best surf is probably Darrells break ... unreachable except maybe with a dinghy ... :shock:
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by gabrielb » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:18 pm

S, also, gone are the days of a proper local wave ...

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I haven't had one in a while at ambleside (2+ years), so I feel for the new guys trying to get some.
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by squared » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:39 pm

Has anyone noticed good conditions at wreck beach coming up? I don't really feel like I have a great grasp of what will likely give something surfable there.
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