Sat 19 Nov 05

Surf Report # 9

Location: Ferrysburg, MI – North Shore Beach
Time: 11:00 am – 1:45 pm
Air Temp: 47° F
Water Temp: 50° F
Wind: From S 10 mph
Waves: 2-4 feet
Gear: 5/3 wetsuit, 5 mm boots, 3 mm gloves, .5 mm hood

Went out solo and mostly just played around and tried to practice getting up quicker and angling down the waves. Really choppy crazy waves bouncing off each other. A little after noon I thought I was in for a treat when the wind shifted a little and everything cleaned up. Caught a bunch of fun short rides in the shallows. A half an hour later though the waves shifted back and I couldn’t catch a thing. This is the first time I wore a hood for the duration. Must say it kept my skull mighty toasty except for the few occassions when I took a wave straight to the face and felt the hood balloon up with icy H2O.