Rainy Rockies -- 2/19/06

Some nuggets, if you were willing to paddle

Date: February 19, 2006
Time: 0630--0900
Spot(s): RRs
Conditions: Cloudy, rainy, uncrowded
Swell: Slightly warped from multiple swells
Surf: 2-4'+ Haw'n

Words: Surprisingly empty when I got there. When I went out with my fish, I figured out why. Current was ripping to the west, making maintaining position really tough. Pretty much had to paddle all the time.

Remember taking off on three sets in a row, just wiping out on the takeoffs. On the fourth one, I finally nailed the takeoff and had a nice, long righthand wall to the inside shelf.

Went in on that ride, but had more time, so swapped boards and brought out the bodyboard. Got way more waves on my second outing, but the ride is just different.

Went home all taxed and tired, but felt super-satisfied.

Aloha from Paradise,