Sunday, December 23, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Saturday...-8C by the time it warmed up mid day, wind SW around 20kts at the most...short fetch...Winston and i cruised out for what we thought would be some fairly insignificant waves. Wetsuit..check...booties...check...mitts.........i had mine, Win on the other hand, had left his at home. He sported 2 pairs of extra neoprene liner socks as mitts instead...our feet may have suffered a bit. Trudge down the trail through the snow. Water looks cold, rocks covered in ice. Had to be colder than -8C...water somewhere just above freezing, not bad looking waves though. Waves built to about chest high at its peak during the afternoon....pretty rad when your expecting ankle slop....long rides...frozen feet, out of the water after two hours... dark....painful change out of the wetsuits....stoked.

Some ice from a sunday morning jaunt up into the hills

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The wind is cranking out on the lake this A.M....32knots from the SW, waves up around 7'. Alberta clipper coming our way. Hopefully Winston and crew get some waves this afternoon. Laid some bathroom tile last night and will complete the job this evening, forecast looks like saturday A.M. holds surf potential.

Sleepy G.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Thursday through the weekend is looking a bit more promising for some waves, calling for 6-10' on SW wind Thursday. Gonna ski in an check some ice falls sunday a.m. Enjoy some pics.
This wave is sucking right out. Spring ripples on the shore.

The shred machine...oh how i already long to rip down the hill to work in the mornings.
More mini-ness...head wetter summer 2007

Sunday, December 9, 2007

No surf this weekend, but blue bird sky and cold. Perfect for getting out to ski.
Kick glide kick glide, double pole,
breath.. cold air fills your lungs
Deer runs across in front...
Frosty, fun.
Feels good.

Fresh bread.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Friday..may as well throw up a shwack of pictures. -17 out there this morning...balmy. Forecast isn't looking to great for surf over the weekend. Very very off chance of maybe getting something this afternoon if the wind doesn't switch to NW..currently blowing W @ 23knots. It'll probably change. Keep occupied with skiing...might bust out the tele sticks tonight...we'll see. Anyways word.

The big lake- spring 2006

Left coast- April 2007

Solo moose hunt sunrise-2006

Left coast-April 2007

Sleepy G. backpacking- summer 2006

Hydro Bay- fall 2006

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Word is that the waves sunday were more like waste high and clean, out at Terrace Bay....a far cry from 13'!! What the heck? Holy giant swell in California Got out for the first ski of the season after work tracks.

Here's a shot taken by Bob Tema down at Stoney Point this morning.

Far from the lake and real big. Monster WNW swell..

Ghost Tree, Monterey.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Well... close to 40cm of snow over the weekend, dumpalishes. Big Colorado low brought some big winds to the lake and a whole lot of snow on sunday. East south east, forecast called for 13 footers near Terrace. Stayed home, played outside, did some drywalling and rested the shoulder one more day. Hopefully the boys scored some fresh ones amidst the snow of the northshore.
Sunday, November 25th, 2007...

West south west winds... swell over the course of three days. Air temps hovering around zero. Heavy current and nice waves during this dawn patrol. Last weekend before they pulled the bouys.