Monday, June 02, 2008
Release Date 6/2/2008
I went paddling on 6/1/2008, but it was in the river and I was too busy doing dtbh stuff to do a message in a bottle.... Today 6/2 I went surfing out on Breezy Point. I rode my bike over to my friend's house and he drove. This was a very long bike ride from Greenpoint to Park Slope with a very heavy bag on my back. I was pooped by the time I got there. We launched from Plum Beach around 11:30, and got out to the sandbar around 12:15. The water was very low, but low water for the Battery wasn't until 13:40. The low water there must be about 1 hour ahead of the Battery. There were sea gulls standing on the spot where we usually surf about 500 yards from the beach off the breakwater.
For Surfing it seems like the best on a medium to light day is a bit earlier, say 2 to 3 hours before low water at the Battery. Truth: Vacation Houses are a state of mind.
There wasn't much swell, but the current was still running out so it caused some decent waves to build up. We caught a number of them, and surfed for over an hour before the water got too high and the waves got too irregular to catch easily.
I only got knocked over once, and that was because I was screwing around trying to ride a wave to the absolute end, and I tripped over the paddle.