The swell peaked perfectly over the weekend. I captured just a few of many waves and surfers on this Saturday afternoon.
The waves picked up early Friday and the Port Aransas locals were the first to get a taste. A low off the Yucatan produced the swell was to lasted for 3 days. (more pix in the mix!)
The surf was beautiful but mellow on Wednesday and Thursday. Thanks to Trevor, Rowdy and the gals for posing for a few shots. More photos to come of the weekend swell.
Where there’s a SUP, there’s a way! After gearing up the Xterra inflatable boards we paddled to the tip of the jetty. Most folks will agree; you make it up as you go when you fish on a SUP. This day the dolphin were frisky and baby blacktips were cruising. The sharks were hungry so good thing we didn’t land any hooks or teeth.
I spotted the Port Aransas Lifeguards on their daily training paddle this morning. Thanks for the photo op! Garrett tested out the new Xterra 12.6 Inflatable Touring board. The water was deliciously clear, but the clouds and sky had most of my attention.
Go LD, making fun outta nuttin’ !
I love September. Today’s water was clear and calm enough to see wildlife. Des landed a spanish mackerel and another kayaker hooked skipjack (aka “the poor man’s tarpon”) and reported seeing a 10 foot manta ray! I’m pretty sure it was a group of ling that appeared not far from me. Whatever they were, they were big. Enjoy the water everyone!
Just before the “whomp” at G street last Wednesday, there was a small swell at the pier. The morning sunlight beautifully enhanced the water color like it always does: deep marine green on the front side and light, seafoam green when backlit. Gorgeous! Surfers weren’t bad either.
An awesome collection of films on surfing/skating were shown May 13th & 14th at Sirena Outfitters and the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Attendance was tremedous, so it will happen again. Stay tuned!
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Don’t know if anyone remembers Animoto -before Vimeo was cool. Here’s a look back to the 2009-2010 Fall and Winter surf season in Port A. Resolution and quality has improved tremendously since then, but I’ve always loved this slideshow maker. Thanks Animoto.
Gusty off shore, sunny and lined up. It was a day to do your surf “thang.” However you did it, it was great!
The moon came up; dolphins were surfing, ducks were swimming and a huge tree was bobbing under the pier. I guess, it’s true, “if you don’t go, you won’t know.”
Laura and Des swam the mile distance from the pier to tip of the jetty with kayak, SUP and dolphin support! Laura was super fast. Other than Des scaring a few fisherman on the jetty with his speedo, it was a smooth crossing for him in the 62 degree water. What a gorgeous day to fulfill their goal.
Late afternoon brought pink light onto the blue water paddle out.
While it may not be “a date that will live in infamy”, it was a memorable surf session. After all, it’s not every day that you find yourself making a lane for a Hawaiian outrigger 4 man surfing canoe. Beautifully built by Dave Parsons, this thing can surf!
Thanks to everyone! Great movie night and great company!
Windy conditions faded on Wednesday for picture perfect surf!
One more day of swell, thank you!
That’s what I’m talking about! The swell graced us with its presence for 3 distinct days. Hope you surfed your little arms off. What a joy to watch everyone, especially those wave catching machines: Port A middle schoolers- you guys rock!
Like they say, “If you can surf Port A, you can surf anywhere!” The front brought wind, rain and swell. But it got even better the next day.
Paddling out is always an adventure- Because “you’ll never know if you don’t go!”
Happy Birthday Laura!