Tuesday, January 5, 2010

More SD Xmas Shots

Run Forest, Run!

Butch and I went back & forth 3 times to Sunset Cliffs and Mission Beach at 6am trying to make the right call. Sunset Cliffs wasn't breaking because of the extremely high tide. I didn't know at the time that it was still an hour before completely full. Mission Beach looked BIG on the sets. I know from previous surfs that it thumps when overhead. I was trying to avoid surfing a beach break. Tourmaline's was small. We decided to hit Mission instead of waiting on the tide to fall. We scored a fun 2 hour session.

One final shot before leaving.

Sunset Cliffs at low tide. Much easier to get in than high tide. (See previous Thanksgiving post) Everyone out enjoying the tide pools.

This is "Garbage". Yep, that's it name. I call it, "Don't bust your ass running down the steps to get in spot".We surfed the break to the left of this picture aka. "Garbage South". The sets were chest to head, overhead for us. Hollow take offs that can suck up and give small barrel.

Butch aka "The Golden Bear" getting some pool practice on his new ULI and Werner three piece adjustable paddle. The golfers didn't know what to think.
The Inside Scoop.
We got a little schooling from Jim and Chris from ULI. They had never seen the C4 ISup. Jim tells Chris to pick my board up and Chris says "about 8-9lbs. of pressure'. What! I pumped the shit out of it. ULI provides a pressure gauge with their boards. He was right on the money. In addition, the pump they have is smooth and can crank out the psi's with little effort. Unfortunately it doesn't fit the C4 inflation valve. They also inform me that when I do get the pressure up, the valve washer blows out when you release the pressure. This causes you to find something thin to help reinsert the rubber washer.
It was really cool seeing all the ULIs. They come with Kevlar strips down the center of both sides for rigidity. Seem to work compared to my board. Or could it be that I have half the psi's?
We also saw two prototype boards, a 9ft and 8ft. Pretty cool stuff. These guys were great. Jim lent me his paddle to use for two days and gave me a new leash.

1 comment:

  1. Talk to your kitesurfing buds. We're the experts on pumps.