Better Than Me -- 11/16/03

When its small, it gets crowded

Date: November 16, 2003
Time: 0600 -- 0930
Spot(s): Laniakea
Conditions: Clean conditions; aggressive crowd
Swell: Northeasterly wrap
Surf: 2-3' Haw'n

Words: Once again shortboarded Laniakea, this time on a slightly larger swell. It was nice early on, without crowd or any stress. Made a few good turns, but nothing spectacular. Once the sun came out, it became maddeningly crowded.

There were a couple of women in the lineup, probably pro surfer girls here for the Triple Crown. They were obviously much more adept at catching waves and maneuvering than I was. In a word, they ripped. Such is life on the North Shore, I guess.