Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Not as large as the predicted 6-12 feet, but with some overhead sets.
It was high tide so the waves weren't exactly peaking out, and I saw mostly close out sets like the poor fellow in the third frame from the top.
A wave "closes out" when it doesn't peel left or right, but breaks in one continuous line.
The south swells are driven by winter storms out in the South Pacific and Australia and New Zealand, so these waves have done some traveling.
I think it's sort of late for the South Shore to be breaking like this as I believe we're starting the winter season and the North Shore will begin to fire off.
Despite the close out sets and the wipe outs, I guarantee those folks out there in the line up were happy campers.
Labels: south shore surf