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Session: Max speed

Written by DrC123 show DrC123 profile

Sunday April 5 2009 07:30:00 AM

Surf spot: Seal Beach Pier Northside, United States of America

Surf Trip: Spring Break ( 28 March 2008 - 28 March 2008)

Session's Rate:

Wind direction: Offshore

Wind Strength: Light

Nb waves ridden: several

Length of the surf session: 150 min

Surfboard ridden: Quad

Fins: 3

Weather and water temp: 70F/62F

Waves height: 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft

Waves Quality:
- Fast
- Hollow

Waves Shape:
- Walls
- Multipeaks
- Bowl
- Close out


This morning we actually had some decent waves. Started out a little slow with the early morning high tide but picked up and conditions stayed clean. Warm and sunny  with a mix of NW and Southern Hemi ground swells in the water and light off-shore breeze.

Sequence #5Quad

When the Pier gets really good the swells all merge into big peaks that refract off the  breakwall into what we call "Harvey Wall Bangers". The wave suddenly jumps up to one and a half times its size like "The Wedge" at Newport ... you free fall down the face and if you make the drop, your in a cannon barrel churning over the shallow inside sand bar!   

Picked off three good one each one better than the last! The creme de la creme was a big overhead wall that came grinding through. Took off way deep by the sea wall, with the peak feathering over my head, top turned and started pumping like crazy in a half crouch. The wave was totally walled out in front and grinding over me but my board was just flying and skipping, it was going so fast. I made it across the inside sandbar to the shore break banked off the top and fell down the face on to my side. Don't know if it was the speed or the height but it hurt like a sonofabitch. Knocked the wind right out of me. Came up gasping like a fish. Everyone was hooting and hollering but all I could do was give a thumbs up!

(Was riding my new Auz EPS/Epoxy Quad using the two outer 4.6" Future's with a 4" trailer. One thing you notice, it top turns much better than a regular longboard and holds the highline speed track. The photo above is my old 9'2" Jean Luc 2+1 and you can see the low slow position.)

 Harvey Wallbanger

1 oz Grey Goose Vodka
1/2 oz Galliano® herbal liqueur
4 oz fresh squeezed Orange juice

Pour vodka and orange juice into a collins glass over ice cubes and stir. Float galliano on top and serve with a sprig of mint and lemon peel.



Created: Monday April 6 2009 12:33:59 AM

Modified: Monday April 6 2009 12:34:40 AM

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