i woke up this morning to a fresh layer of snow and rain. At least it was not freezing anymore :) I had the opportunity to roll to the beach today and there were rumours about maybe some waves late in the morning. I plowed my cargobike though the mush to the nearest main road and got underway.
Once out of town i discovered there was QUITE some wind from the northeast, and the rain increased. Why am i doing this i wondered. After some inner dialogue i settled on some kind of addiction, or just madness.
After battling mush, wind and rain for about an hour i arrived at the beach and was greeted by an nice rolling shorebreak. The waves hit the beach on a nice angle, no barrels, but no closeouts either! YES!!
Atfter changing into my suit i said hi to the sea and waded in. The wind was blowing in the same direction as the tide-current so the waves were not only not closing out, they were in pretty good shape, too! The only downside was that the water over the sandbar felt like a river pulling at my legs when i walked in.
I had some very nice bodyslides with my new handboard, and when i came in a kitesurfer arrived at the beach. So at least i was not a lone madman today. Hah!
Can't wait till next time.
...ulf - by: captain_tom
3 hours ago