We have had a warm/cold front boundary hovering over southern New England for the past several days. Little low disturbances of rain/snow have been riding through along the front, bringing bouts of surfable waves. MagicSeaweed is not very good with these little disturbances, forecasting for foot or less of wind waves. However, real NOAA buoy data indicated pulses of true 11-13 second swells from the E-NE, albeit only in the 2.5’ range.
Headed out with the longboat for a surf session. Indeed, some nicely shaped swells in the hip to waist high range, were rolling from in from backdrop of mist and fog. Perfect stuff for some mellow longboat surfing:
Got the boat and paddles to the beach. Got my wetsuit, my helmet, PFD on and… Oh shoo… Forgot my spray skirt. This is a “classic” fail for me with the longboat, where I get to the break and only to find that I have forgotten the PFD or the skirt. Reminded me of one of the reasons why I had given up up kayak surfing way back when in favor of waveskis.
Well… I’ll leave the longboat on the car. Hopefully, we’ll get some rideable waves later this week to for my first surf session of 2022.