Monday, May 19, 2008

Gray Saturday Afternoon

I heard the surf at Kelly Ave went off this morning and was in the double over head range with big hollow barrels breaking in 4 feet of water. My friend who surfed it said it was intense. Or did he say scary? I have been out of the water for a few months and only 2 or 3 days before that since Christmas so I played it safe. I hit a beach with some fun waist to head high waves and had a few hours of fun then went in to work. Saturday afternoon the fog rolled in. When I got home this is what it looked like at OB. Not to inviting unless you were out to catch some dinner. I went and got some pizza.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

It's been a while

I think it's been almost 2 months since I've been in the water -:[ Long story short a decent swell hit this week and I managed to get out 4 times and take a few pictures on Friday.

And what a nice Friday it turned out to be. Check out the Sunrise at Kelly Ave. In Half Moon Bay. Oh, and see that point of land in the upper right? That's the north end of Half Moon Bay and about 1/4 mile out from the tip is Mavericks -:] It looks so peaceful from here. Well it probably is since I think it needs to be close to triple over head before it starts breaking and it was only just a bit over head Friday.

I only managed one wave before I was worn out (what? I've been out of the water 2 months) and had to head in to work. I took a few more pictures before heading out. Check out the guy in the yellow helmet getting ready.

There is the guy in the yellow helmet about to paddle out.

There he is again paddling into a decent looking wave.

Go! Go! Go!

Now pop up!

What are you doing?

Good thing he had a helmet on -;]

On my way back home to rinse off I stopped at another good break and shot this guy dropping in to a decent sized wave. I wish I could have stayed longer and got more shots because this wave was at least a few feet smaller than some of the others I saw the guys out just miss. But I was late for work and had to role.