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Re: I forgot how much fun it is...
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2021, 08:09:09 PM »
According to iWindsurf Monday should be epic.



Not to be a killjoy but, if it rains, they usually advise that you stay out of the water for 72hrs in SD.  It'll be the first rain of the winter too.

https://www.surfline.com/surf-science/water-quality---forecaster-blog_13041/

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Re: I forgot how much fun it is...
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2021, 10:50:36 PM »
It's Mission Bay, from what I've seen floating I'd say the rain could only help.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: I forgot how much fun it is...
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2021, 08:55:28 AM »
Pono, We haven't had any significant rain for at least 9 months. All the stuff that has been sitting on the land from the ocean to the mountain crest will be flushed to the ocean all at once. That includes all the dog poop, fertilizer, weed killer, and junk that has been sitting on everyone's lawns and all the crap that has been left on the roadways. Mission Bay has very poor tidal flushing so what flows into it will stay there for quite a while.

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Re: I forgot how much fun it is...
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2021, 03:43:30 PM »
It sounds like you are surfing "The Slide" below Princess Street in the actual Cove.  Its extremely rocky at low tide and I have reef rash scars to prove it.  It can be a really fun place when the surf comes from the right direction and is not too big ~ 6'. There are big reef rings on the surface you use to line up with the slide like a gunsight and then go right, when close in, if you go left the rocks will get you sooner or later.   You probably know with huge surf the south side of the cove attracts huge crowds,  I used to do it, but broke too many pieces of equipment and I'm too old now to want to go to an emergency room in Covid times.  Until 2020 I used to surf close to there three or four mornings a week, but with all the crowds of tourists I surfed there for the first time this morning since  a few days before Christmas, waves were tiny but it was sunny and the water very clear.  I'll wave my paddle if I pass someone next time.

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Re: I forgot how much fun it is...
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2021, 04:38:22 PM »
Just look for a big lumpy guy with a wetsuit that's cut off just below the knees and a dark blue bucket hat paddling a very beat up 10'4 Foote SUP. I'm going pretty much every day, even just for the exercise. I've got wheels coming for my eFoil--it's way too heavy to carry on the bike, I'll probably be taking it to the beach as soon as I have a reasonable carrying device (and remember to charge the battery).

Yes, I found the rocks. Low tide isn't the best time to ride a wave in a bit too far. Nice little wave though and not much crowd. Today I paddled out there but didn't surf. I went around the point and south along the coast a little bit, then paddled across, staying out about even with the point until I got almost to the pier. I went in a poached a few little shore break waves and headed back to the kayak launch spot where I left my bike. The surf rack doesn't work very well with my super-heavy, many times repaired Footie, but it gets me in a slow wobble back to El Paseo Grande where we're renting a nice house.

SurfKite and tom, thanks for the advice. I don't want to go to a doc with an infection at this late point--Not only do I not want to get Covid, but My wife also would quarantine me to one of the far bedrooms and toss food to me.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2021, 04:42:43 PM by PonoBill »
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: I forgot how much fun it is...
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2021, 12:17:35 AM »
Same. I just jumped on a race board the other day, and wet for a paddle around a local island.

 


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