Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Let Down

With July being such a good month for waves, August, typically a great month, has been a big let down so far. While there has been hints of swell here and there, for the most part the winds just haven't cooperated for that super session. The waves seemed to be building a bit with the incoming tide yesterday afternoon and the forecast was calling for waist to stomach high waves with some finally clean conditions. I was psyched to say the least to get some solid clean waves. Since I had to work later in the day I decided to hit Strathmere super early for what I hoped would be a fun session.

Dashboard rider cruising on the coastal highway.

Sunrise over the Atlantic. It's starting to feel like fall. The morning air temperature was cool and the summer people are starting to slowly filter back home leaving fewer people around the beach. Granted it was 6:30 in the morning too.

Barely thigh high on sets thanks to a deeper outgoing tide. It's hard to tell from the picture, but it was very clean further out, which made for some looooooong micro-rides. Unfortunately, I snapped the picture as the wave finished closing out, but you can see towards the left corner that there were some clean waves on the wave. As the tide headed out, things definitely shrank in size. A fun session, especially when you have the line-up to yourself, but not exactly the size I was expecting. I'm sure it will be fun once the tide turns around and is incoming this afternoon.

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