Changing of the Seasons - 4/13/03

Greg, scoring a nice one on the inside

Date: April 13, 2003
Time: 0600--0900
Spot(s): Lighthouse
Conditions: Firm trades, medium crowds
Swell: Small south with a smaller tradewind wrap
Surf: 2-3' Haw'n

Words: The season is changing. The northern hemi is winding down, with more of the action happening in the southern hemi. It was with a bit of sadness that I had my first South Shore session of the year.

Surf was actually quite fun, with mostly head-high conditions. Though not as powerful, there still was some decent bowls to be had.

It was nice seeing some of the familiar crew at D-Head. Clayton, Greg, Roy and others. They seem to always be there, sharing the waves with a smile.

Some unfamiliar faces were there, and I heard that there was even a slight altercation after I left (that Buddy and Rich defused), but for the most part the vibe was pretty mellow. I can't say I'm looking forward to the summer, but it was refreshing to be among the company of good acquaintances.

So glassy early on!

Clayton, with his characteristic helmet

Buddy, carving

Unknown on a solid wave

Me on a fun one (Buddy photo)

Aloha from Paradise,