It’s summer, and if your interested in catching a wave this time of year you can usually catch one on a skimboard. During the evening a decent little shore-break wave can come up if enough of a sea-breeze forms, typically from a northwest wind. We usually look for the sea-breeze to start to develop after around 12 noon. By around 4 or 5pm there can be a really fun skimboarding wave at the right spots.
It was mostly sunny after around 11am. By mid-day the winds were pretty much completely offshore. The lineup was crowded, but that’s just what you can expect this time of year on a sunny day. A lot of people were out having fun in the playful little surf. There were even a few snook to be had off the end of the jetty during the outgoing tide. A great day from the start when a nearly perfect rainbow formed to this afternoon glassy surf.
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I’ve said it once, but I’ll say it again. That was a really awesome May. This video features high performance surfing from an incredible spring swell, just one swell of a series of swells from this epic month. The warm conditions and high surf repeating throughout the month were especially unusual, and delightfully so. It would have been just impossible to wipe the smirk off of everyones faces. Simply put, it was the best month of May we’ve seen in a very long time.
These pictures from the surf today were sent in by Ryan Machado: Continue reading A West Swell Fills In at the T-groins