Lovely morning out at ######. Glassy, no winds, friendly peeps out. I caught my first ever proper wave at OB. Stoked. Saw schools of dolphins surf all around me.
"first ever proper wave at OB"...Sounds like a great surfing experience!
I see this little ride on weekends frequently. Does memory serve me correct that they're rentals?
Go car SF. They're at frottage poin a lot too. Hop in the buggy, and go touch hopper's hands!
Anyone interested in writing guidelines for poor/fair/good/great that I can publish on the site?
I rather like the word "proper" as describing the 'rideable' surf.
Yea guidelines are in order. Today was not great surfing conditions. Soft and crumbly, weak and very inconsistent. Sat in the lot and didn't bother to paddle out.
Not to be a hater. Congrats on your wave!
I would say today was Fair +. Had to catch it before the tide came in but it was still happening at high tide. Fair + also because the entire beach had surf. Some guy on a blue long board was tearing it up doing all kinds of crazy maneuvers. That was cool. Properly stoked...
So the "+report" is technically supposed to address the surf conditions in an objective manner only, then does that mean a great surfing experience for today should be posted as a rant? Personally, I think a first proper OB wave turns fair conditions into great conditions. Don't forget, this is Stokereport and not Surfline so the conditions assessments are extremely subjective. Shouldn't be too hard to figure out whether it was "good" in a classical manner or not.
there is no such thing as 1-2 ft. great surfing.
Congrats on your first wave at SFOB! Stay stoked!
Probably not surprising to those who hate my sometimes overly-stoked reports, I agree w/@wavecraver. If you're reading SR for surf conditions & can't read between the lines, you get what you deserve.
EDIT: It was only 1'-2' Hawaiian. Bigger than that on the mainland scale. And it was DOH on the Weng Weng scale.
WG: those little buggys rent from a garage on Hyde St just a block or so uphill from the Buena Vista.
Poor couple I saw recently decided to depart on their adventure by heading up the very steep Hyde Street hill, soutbound towards Lombard.
The buggy stalled on the hill. So the dude got out and pushed it while chick cranked "wheel" to the left to head downhill back to base.
She proceeded to complete the u turn by plowing into a parked car on the downhill side of the street. Buggy was dead and wedged into the car.
I think they'd had the rig for about 2 minutes when this all went down.
"Mamma Mia" as they would have said if they were visiting from Italy.
(photo for tantrikclimber)
@King, thanks, because I frequently saw them in the Linken Park Golf Course area and thought they were part of the maintenance crews and or golf carts.
one man's trash is another man's treasure; experience is subjective. for most of us, we would probably substitute 'great' for 'fun' or something like that. to this poster, 'great' sounds less like an assessment of the conditions and more like an assessment of how this person felt after his session.
I paddled out by the rocks alone, ran in to a mate i hadn't seen in a long time. we traded off wh-sh wedges for a couple of hours. at times, it felt like traces of new swell were showing, but i think it was my imagination. there were a few fast one's and i even boosted a couple of times. overall i'd call it Poor+
going to the bar now to watch the Niners. woot woot!
@Wave Glider- just proves even small days can hurt, as my board did one of those submerged, swirly "where's it gonna pop up?" things and then WAM! nose shot right at me and cracked me in the jaw. hurts so much, i can't even open my mouth to eat.
@pelicanpaul said "Some guy on a blue long board was tearing it up doing all kinds of crazy maneuvers."
That was our fair @Zurffy...smooth like buttah
i miss the days when i would consider a day like today great. stoked you got your first proper wave today, you'll probably never forget it.
Good your stoked, afterall that is the whole point of it. However, in my mind it's going to take a proper swell to give you a proper wave at OB, and today's dribble, while admittedly fun at times, was hardly that.
hahahaha.. you are a proper kook, thats for sure
Toes on the nose, heels in the pocket, ne'er a beard but he doth trim: ZURRFY
Cool! Caught my first proper wave at OB in Oct 1980, but yesterdays wave felt just as good! Hui!
unfocused said; "@Wave Glider- just proves even small days can hurt, as my board did one of those submerged, swirly "where's it gonna pop up?" things and then WAM! nose shot right at me and cracked me in the jaw. hurts so much, i can't even open my mouth to eat."
@uf, too bad it didn't disable your fingers for using your keyboard too.
Wait for it, here it come©
"Wait for it, here it come©" == I know I'm trolling?
If you know you're trolling, why do it?
Re. surf-rating guidelines. What for? I mean, even those guidelines or standards would be fodder for interpretation, subject to the same old subjectivity. Right? What would it change? You'd still be left with a wide-swinging range of reports and favored donuts dujour:) The bigger question is, does anyone really and seriously use SR to determine where, when, or if they will surf at all? Personally, after checking the various surf-forecast sites and using my own intuition, I already know if I'm going and where that will be before, or if, I even do decide to click-on stoke report. (no intended sarcasm here, just wanna know)
"Donuts du jour." I like it!
@waveGlider- that was in reference to your neck key. even the smallest days can hurt. my concern was that keys around the neck can pierce a chest. Yesterday was so small, but my board still cracked me in the jaw. And as filet-o-face taught us, he wrecked himself on a two foot grovelly day.
Just expressing my concern, Uncle.
key around the neck=yikes, for me
@uf, No worries. I was out at Kaisers in Hawaii on such a small day once, kicked out on a three footer, the board( my 6'10" Lightning Bolt ) hit the wave, and then flew up in the air aided by strong off shores( no leashes back then ). I tucked and covered my head in two feet of water standing on a coral bed, came up thinking the board was clear, and was hit on top of the head by the fin. Left a gaping gash that began to bleed profusely. The other crew in the water insisted I leave because of all the blood pouring out down my face and neck. Head wounds do that.
When I got to shore, I came out of the water covered with blood at my discretion to see what my friends would do. They freaked, as did a few tourists, one( tourist ) even fainted. The wound required about 6 stitches if memory serves me correct. But a great story to tell, or as they say in the Islands, 'Talk Story.'
Good, talk story, WG. Btw, was it a Gerry Lopez 'bolt'?
Yep, but it was a diamond tail. All red with 3/4 of the board taken up by a big yellow Bolt on the deck. And believe it or not, but my choice of that length Bolt went on to become synonymous with Lightning Bolts new 'Bolt' design, only on the bottom of their boards.
BTW, Rory shaped it.
My first 'proper' post on stokereport and so much love y'all. Have fun out there!
...and for that, you get a proper awww.