Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tracking Your Stoke

Racing a section on May 19th at Church

As you know Southern California has had quite a run of long period south swell over the last two weeks and there is no end in sight. The sun has been shining, we've had glassy afternoons and the water is 70°.

As you may recall, my annual goal is to surf 100 times a year and they say you can't manage what you don't measure. Well here's a tool to do that.

To aid in my tracking of this I am using a new app called the "Surf Journal" and so far I have found it to be a lot of J. Click here to download.

Here's a recent view from this last week of swell.

The app records the break location (you add them), wave quality, wave height, board used, friends, photos, notes, day, time and duration of your surf and maybe best of all records the tide and buoy data for your session. It also allows one to explore their sessions via any of these criteria. 

Back to my 100 surfs a year goal. To meet that goal, I am trying to hit about 8 surfs/month. Fortunately, with this last run of swell where I surfed 9 out of 10 days, I am close to being back on track despite a 6 week period on the IR due to a shoulder injury.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The three S's

Southern CA is enjoy a nice run of south swell, sunshine and warm water. The water temp in San Clemente reach 70° this week.  Fun waves to be had all over the place.  Here we feature T-street. The 3 essential ingredients were represented: Stoke, Swell & Strength - only thing lacking was some cobbs.

Air Temp: mid 70s
Water Temp: 70°! - trunks & a jacket
Waves: Head high sets
Session: 1 hour lunch time session
Equipment: Fish
Stoke: 8.5

As the above photo illustrates crowds were not an issue.

Duly noted. 

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Something to aspire to

Imagine twin Maloguas and 2 generations of Maloguas learning about swell, stoke, and strength as well as seminars in quesadilla making and cooler management. It's gotta happen before Sam and Kilo only want to surf Pipe and Tavy.