Quite a few, fast moving storms hitting the northeast. Mostly misses than hits tho’ for southern New England as the tracks have taken an inland rather than the classic nor’easter track which generates swells for MassBay.
Yesterday’s storm did take a nor’easter track, albeit a fast mover. Tonight a bigger storm with the same track. In between, nice 6’ plus swells @ 10-11 seconds rolling in under sunny skies. Gentle offshore breeze to clean up the faces. Air temp at fairly mild 40 but a chilly water temp of 39 degrees.
Had a lousy first – my seatbeat unbuckled on it’s own in the middle of a ride. I Slid off the seat area. I quickly pulled my feet outside of the footstraps to avoid having my knees torgued. Tried hanging onto the paddle which was leashed to the waveski. No dice… The paddle pulled right out of my hand as the waveski kept surfing along in front of the big foam pile. Probably had a 60-70 yard swim in. Another surfer on shore saw my waveski headed towards the rocks, grabbed and saved it from a smashing. He waited for at the dumping shore line. Good thing – I appreciated his hand in helping me stand back up and get back up on the steep shoreline. “Bit of a thrashing there, eh?” Yeah…my legs were pretty wobby from swimming (side-stroke) through the breakzone.