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GregAndrew 05-06-2018 03:49 PM

LJ Brutal Today
 
Conditions were tough today starting right at the launch. Surf was up a bit, and the swells were breaking right on top of each other. Saw some guys turn around, and others get turned around. Took a few to the chest myself on the way out, but that is what I get for not timing anything.

Early bait was the only positive on the day, but it was a mix of mostly Spanish for me. I did manage a few Greenbacks and a lively Sardine. Unfortunately, I donated the 3 Greenies, Sardine and a Spanish to 3 Soupfins, 1 7Gill and 1 other mystery shark bite.

Water was GREEN at the surface, with some kind of bloom going crazy. In some areas you could not even see a few feet below the surface. The good news is that 20' down the water was blue. Paddled up North to take a look, only to have my FF battery die 15 mins after I got there (guess I only get 12 hours out of my 5 year old Bioenno battery?). At least the bloom had not reached beyond the canyon.

Noticing the swell stay up all day, it appeared that the landing would be interesting. It did not disappoint! Solid sets of 3-4 footers right on top of each other. I made it in dry, but it could have been a bit different had I not paddled backwards through the last 2 set waves.

I was glad to see that many guys were practicing their surf landings. Most were trying a new technique, but not sure upside down is going to catch on? :eek: And please remember to leave your gear in your car before practicing in big surf. :D

Saba Slayer 05-06-2018 04:15 PM

LOL...
 
"not sure upside down is going to catch on?"
That's pretty good Greg...!:luxhello:

bolocop 05-06-2018 08:06 PM

Predicted was 3ft. Actual was 4ft @5s. Enough said.

Should have taken off with the other guys who knew better than to launch today.

katchfish 05-07-2018 02:35 AM

Close interval surf sucks.:the_finger:

GregAndrew 05-07-2018 03:57 AM

When the sets rolled in, the waves were separated by not much more than the length of a kayak. With lots of sneakers at the end of the sets breaking further outside.

ore714 05-07-2018 08:51 AM

launching in the dark
 
ya I was out there Saturday and I launched at 430AM and once I got past the 1st set of waves then came one I couldn't see and got me pretty me good. It was tough out there and the water is SOOO GREEN!

Dannowar 05-08-2018 07:57 AM

winds been blowing hard on the outside. hence the short period waves and rolled water. checked the conditions yesterday and like you said, dirty on top, clear on the bottom. Thanks for the report

Phishphood 05-08-2018 12:14 PM

Saturday wasn't toooo bad at 0600 but man there was some good comic relief watching all the flips and rolls around noon. Dive reports have been saying bad viz in the top 20-30' with better range below that.

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JohnMckroidJr 05-14-2018 06:59 AM

Some of us fish vicariously through other's reports -- Thanks for sharing.


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