arrived around noon, watched a few surfers in the only spot with waves, near the end of south pier...  looked small, but consistent...  so we geared up...

was really shallow everywhere, and a bit of a tug past the pier...  it got pretty big now and then, but most rides were still short...  it was nice behind the protection of the pier, where there were plenty of waves to be had by all...
 
 
arrived shortly after daybreak...  were a few surfers in the water already...  looked a bit small, but very organized with clean lines of surf here and there...  the surf got a bit bigger at times, but stayed just big enuff for the most part...  not long rides, but still ridable...

had a lot of fun, and was not really expecting waves like that...
 
 
i paddled out around 8am...  for a long time i sat there waiting, watching, hoping for bigger cleaner waves to come...  most waves were crumbling at the top around the buoys... 

i caught a few small rides here and there, not very satisfying though...  there were plenty of other surfers around catching rides closer to shore...  i got fed up around noon and packed it in...
 
 
i went out at dawn as usual to check it out, was way low tide, and the waves weren't looking so hot...  so breakfast sounded better... 

decided to go back to the beach later in the day...

there were probably around 40 surfers in the water at one time...  with plenty of them coming and going all day long...  lots of wetsuits as there was a cold with blowing from the north...

again the waves were not that spectacular...  but i went out and tried...  managed to catch a few smaller ones here and there...  it was ok...

guess i learned that big waves aren't always pretty...
 
 
spent all day at the beach...  was a lot of fun, got some strong winds, hard rain, and even some lightning...  not too many people out for some reason...

the waves shifted from SW to NW then settled at W for a while...  the tide came and went, but the sets never really cleaned up enuff...  no perfect lines anywhere...  still managed to surf and body-board some short rides...
 
 
just a few little waves here and there...  was enuff for some body-boarding...  we had fun...  saving energy for tomorrow...
 
 
hope you are as ready for some surf as i am...  it looks as though we will be getting some pretty decent waves from thursday to monday...  my bet is everyone will be out at the beach surfing...  we haven't had a swell like this in a long time, im so excited...!