Before the Front -- 3/13/04

Catch it when you can

Date: March 13, 2004
Time: 0615 -- 1000
Spot(s): Pipeline/Backdoor
Conditions: Swirling wind; average Pipe crowd
Swell: Funky swell, mostly from the WNW
Surf: 3-5' Haw'n

Words: Knew that there was a front coming through, so I made sure I got in extra-early. I've been having sort of a bodyboarding renaissance, getting stoked again on riding prone. There were a few solid sets, but the swell was a little bit warbly.

Made the most of it, with some fun rides. Eventually, the front did come through, bringing strong winds and deteriorating conditions. Fortunately by that time, I was satiated.

Aloha from Paradise,