WFL Report Below. 2 Big Events this weekend at the Compound…
Thursday WFL 5/9 7am: Looking at the buoys this am the wind is super east. On the beach the 1ft southy is barely 1ft, really small. Friday looks 1ft also. See the summary below. I did notice on the models breezy SSE and S winds in the southern gulf on Monday. So next week the little south line could be better like last weekend. Hope you find a bump. Thanks for the positive feedback on the anniversary surf stories.
I met Ceej a few years back super cool guy, get to the Compound and check out that new movie!
Wed WFL 8am Report: 1/2ft to 1ft south line this am on the cams in B-ton… The entire gulf is supposed to be covered with breezy SE and SSE winds tomorrow. WFL is on the edge of that. Maybe Friday(48hrs) the south line will be enough to get a LB slide. Difference between this one coming and the last one: This one has more east in it so don’t expect as much. We’re looking at en extended period of spring time SE winds sometimes SSE. Later in the period the southern gulf could get some south winds. Summary: there is a tiny south line today. That line will be around for the next week and at some point possibly Friday could get rideable on a LB. Stoked, at least there is a chance to get wet. Nothing better than ending the week in the water. Just make sure you have low expectations, a shallow sand bar that faces south and a lot of foam. Do you surf on your anniversary? Married Surf Takes below…
Anniversary Surf Catches a GC Secret Sand Bar on Fire by Accident:
The gulf still has a surprise here and there!
Read your post awhile back about marriage and couldn’t agree with you more. Felt inspired to share our experience. Wife and I just celebrated 9 yrs. by doing our standard night out, dinner, stay at a beach hotel, walk beach and relax. We almost always have a little wave also. Sometimes it’s just a sea breeze ruffle or a small leftover fading dribble, much like yesterday’s little groundswell. Most the time we stay somewhere near a main break locally so we can take advantage and maximize the wave quality. This year we ended up on a stretch of beach on ***, not known for surfing. After staring at the leftover swell (that was looking suspiciously rideable in one section of the beach!)while talking and enjoying the quiet, away from the world, with our coffees from the fourth floor balcony, I decided I should get a better look and made my way down. Long story short, we discovered this little sand bar A-Frame(photos above) and surfed it well past checkout! What an unreal anniversary!
My wife started surfing when we got married. I kind of taught her but I didn’t do a very good job- this is way before surf lessons, back in the day… anyways she never really had a passion for it and then we had a bunch of kids… When we moved to Puerto Rico she surfed once or twice when it was two foot and perfect and sunny and nobody out. About four years ago she started doing CrossFit since then she’s become a real gym rat. 3 years ago she tore her meniscus in her knee so she hadn’t surfed in about 4 years… since then she lost a bunch of weight and got a lot stronger going to the gym. We decided this year on our anniversary she wanted to surf and she hadn’t surfed in 4 years so we go to Maria’s at low tide and swell is one maybe occasionally 2 foot but breaking by the Pistons and just perfect… nobody out, glassy Surf and she surfed so good… she had her best day surfing ever caught almost a dozen waves and rode all of them from the outside almost to shore. I was really proud of her so that was good anniversary
I first heard of WhatsApp about 3 years ago staying at a friend’s house in Caguas… she told us about it… she asked if we had it, expecting us too because already in that area- that’s what everyone was using to communicate. My initial response was ‘oh great another stupid application I have to have’ It’s going to bug me all the time, I was so not down with it. Flash Forward 3 years and WhatsApp is about all that I use(or gmail)… it doesn’t matter if you have cellular service data or you have to jump on someone else’s Wi-Fi WhatsApp runs off the internet whereas text messages to my understanding do not… with SMS text messages on my new phone I can’t be a part of mass text messages or group messages or send images etc etc. whereas with What’s app I can. What’s app also has a really good way of compressing audio, video, and photo files. It makes it really easy to communicate in groups. And here’s the thing traveling through the Spanish British and American Virgin Islands and Central America and even in the states WhatsApp is what everyone uses internationally. In Tortola, being a BVI we had no cell service but the room had wi-fi so we were able to communicate using whatsapp. It also works across devices because I’m on an Android device but the rest of my family uses Apple. When our best friends kids were baptized in Tampa I was able to video stream it back to PR using Whatsapp from an Android phone to iPhone devices, so that was really cool… so I’m not a paid Advertiser but at this point that’s how I prefer to communicate. If you read this and you have what’s app please send me reports, pics and videos using what’s app or gmail not SMS text msgs. Thanks, Micah.