Given pond conditions in MassBay, decided to chase some SW waves coming up with a strong weather front. Went down to RI and found better than expected on Saturday. First time at this semi beach/point break. Wasn’t disappointed as lines of zippy shoulder to head high waves were rolling in and providing quick peeling rides. Pretty crowded break requiring quick sprints and good wave weaving control. All good waves were contested with two or three surfers sprinting for the same waves. However, whoever caught the wave closest to the pocket owned it and everyone else needed to peel off. Then you had to weave through the inner lineup of short boarders.
The break zone usually involved two or three breakers. A bit of a challenge and got flipped a couple of times for some rolling practice. Things got easier when I figured out the rip locations for a faster out. A rip can be clearly seen here in the flat foamy flat spot in front of the surfer.
Went for a dawn patrol this morning under chilly rains, with air temps of just north of 40 degrees, and a 15-20 knot offshore. Props to the Lil Rhody surfers who were out in force. We were rewarded with some steep quick zippy waves that offered long peels from outside all the way in. Lasted for a couple of hours before I started losing feeling with my ungloved hands, not so much from water temps but from the wind chill. Crappy pic of today’s cold, rainy and windy morning.
Fingers crossed for some rideable waves in Mass Bay, next weekend.