Sat 18 Feb 06

Surf Report # 13

Location: Grand Haven, MI – North Pier
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Air Temp: 24° F
Water Temp: 34° F
Wind: From NW 15 mph
Waves: 5-8 feet
Gear: 5/3 wetsuit, 5 mm boots, 3 mm gloves, .5 mm hood

Writing this for yesterday’s session. Super cold out in the morning, definitely the coldest “feeling” day I’ve been out. When that first wave slapped me in the face followed by a maelstrom of wind, flying ice chips, and more breaking waves all around me, I have to say it was a little disconcerting. My face went completely numb after that for about five minutes but then I started to get my bearings back and had a blast for the next forty five minutes. Lots of really big waves today, so lots of fun rides. Made a few more bottom turns, but nothing spectacular. Also had a really fun ride where Dan and I both caught the same wave and stood up about thirty feet apart. That right there made the whole day worth it. I got out of the water with a pretty substantial layer of ice caking my upper body including a large chunk of hair frozen into my hood. That wasn’t the most pleasant extraction process.

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