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Thought I'd better add some disclaimers:
* All of the tales I'm spinning are based upon facts of some sort.
* Most of the tales will be at least 50% factual.

     Surf Report - April 2, 2003

What a REAL PRO sez:

Nearshore buoys are a mix of short-period (4-6 sec) waves and longer period (10-14 sec and 16-22 sec) swell.

S swell (16-22 sec) dominates at Pt Loma, Oceanside, and Dana Point, and San Nicholas Island.

West swell (10-14 sec)dominates at Pt La Jolla, Torrey Pines Inner, and Harvest Buoy.

The NW+ is fading.

S should peak this afternoon, then slowly fade over several days.

A new N (305 deg) swell begins tomorrow morning, builds quickly, and peaks tomorrow night.

Thursday afternoon a wind chop (5-6 sec) starts showing up, slowly building and peaking Sunday AM.

A new, weaker S (197 deg) swell begins Saturday night.

surfshot sez:

Waves size: Waist high

Sets size: Chest high

Interval: 7-8 min

Surfers Out: 12 guys

Wind: Strong onshore

Weather: Cloudy

An unnamed La Jolla Reef - April 2 2003 - Photo by - surfer is Felipe's kid =========================================================================

What I say:

Today - the 2nd - was the real April Fools Day!

Not a very good start for the morning surf!

My "ill wind tree" was shaking at 4:00 AM.

Oh well, maybe it's just a wind that's swirling?

Passed the "onshore - offshore flag" at Palomar Airport Drive, and it had a west wind stiffie.

- Bummer -

Maybe it'll be okay at Wind***ea?

The parking lot - at 5:00 AM was starting to fill.

Buzzy, French JP, Marne, French Jeff, Pretty Boy, Yellow Board Guy, The French Reef Guy, Felipe, and more were arriving. Most even had their wet suits on (kinda Swami's like).

The wind was just as strong onshore here as it was from O-Side south.

Felipe and his kids went out.

The rest of us shared tales of how stoked we were for the first bonafide south of the spring, and how we could hardly sleep last night because of the anticipation.

Luckily, I'm used to disappointment and went to work.

Maybe tomorrow?

I bet Malibu is SMOKIN' this morning!



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