Thu 12 Jan 06

Surf Report # 10

Location: Ferrysburg, MI – North Shore Beach
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Air Temp: 51° F
Water Temp: 34° F
Wind: From S 10 mph
Waves: 2-4 feet
Gear: 5/3 wetsuit, 5 mm boots, 3 mm gloves, .5 mm hood

Unbelievably nice day. Waves weren’t anything special but this was still one of the most enjoyable sessions I’ve had yet. Clear sky, sunshine, warm temps, and it helped not to be rushed by any outside obligations. The water was incredibly cold, but not the immediate overall shock you might expect. Absolutely stunning when you took a direct shot to the face though and I had to rip my hood off a couple of times when it filled up with thirty-four degree water, but otherwise I was completely comfortable everywhere except my finger tips. Of course the comfort level probably had a lot to do with my body gradually shutting down the old heat core. After an hour and a half I definitely noticed the body temperature had dropped a few degrees. Got out very mellow and happy though. Yup, January surfing in Michigan.