Monday, April 12, 2021


Well… this one appears to have caught everybody napping, and it damn near caught me napping, too. Bewitching hour at Noseride Hotel lasted almost precisely one hour, to the exact minute.

Tide needed to drop, just weency little bit, and things started happening, but the north wind, which had been threatening the whole time, but not actually arriving, finally did arrive, whitecapped it all to fuck in a hurry, and that was the end of that.

But for that one hour…

Not one other person in the water within visual range, anywhere. Not even anybody on the beach to speak of, until after it was already too late, and it was strictly tourists, even then.

These pics are quite a bit less than wonderful, insofar as they don't really show what was going on with it. One little patch of sand, 'X' Marks the Spot, with no direct access, and at first I was too far south, and the thing that was working the best was the right, and it was headed away from me, and none of the images give the least hint of what it was actually doing over there.

Monday, April 12, 2021


Drove around to the other side, too far north, grabbed a very few sub-optimal frames, and ditched the camera pronto, grab the board, and get the hell out there, before the wind comes and wrecks it.

With the deep water, and the longer period swell component, the stretches of time in between sets were absolutely dead-flat water, blue, all the way to the sand, and I'm pretty sure that a lot of hasty surf checks were made, including right here, looking right at it, which generated nothing more than a shrug of the shoulders, a turn on the heel, and a turned key in the ignition with no idea as to what was really going on, longer-term.

A couple of images give a sort of an idea, via the look of the soup trail left behind by the wave that broke previously, but really, none of this tells the tale, and, truth be told, I'm perfectly fine with that one.

By the time The Tea & Crumpet Society figures this one out, the patch of sand will be gone, and so will I, and for all I care, the worthless sonofabitches can have the fucking thing.