Thursday, August 5, 2010

San Sebastian Summer 2010 Surfing Log

Boards includes a  6' x 23.5" x 3" Mini Simmons w/Pro Box keels, shaped by me. And a 42.5" Sniper Bodyboard, PE core (Marujo surf shop), Tech2 swim fins

Days Surfed = 38

Days Head+ = 15

Big Days =  4

Clean Days = 19



Spot

Size

Surf

Board

Results

Comments

6/26/2010

Zurriola

1-2'

Bumpy

Mini Simmons

First time out for the Mini. Weak surf,
good first try

Zoe rode the mini first, in 1' waves near
the jetty. She stood up the first time. Then, I had fun junk rides. First
rides on a board shorter than 7'

6/27/2010

Zurriola

4-6'

Semi-Clean

Mini Simmons

Tough to paddle in. Not really used to the
mini. Many good surfers grabbing all the waves. Saw another mini in action

Magic Seaweed says 8'+ swell is on the way.
How can this be? It's summer

6/28/2010

Zurriola

4-6'

Bumpy

Boogie

Crushing at low tide. Heavy closeouts. Took
off anyway. Later learned about the whole incoming tide thing

The Basque surfers have Zurriola dialed

6/29/2010

Zurriola

3-5'

Clean

Boogie

Picked a better tide. Great drops, a few
good barrels

First day where I was in the running for
the good waves

6/30/2010

Zurriola

2-3'

Clean

Mini Simmons

First session on the Mini with good, clean
waves. Didn't get a lot of waves, a few good rides. Very tiring

Impressive boogie boarding seen on small
waves. Very good locals

7/1/2010

Zurriola

4-6'

Bumpy

Boogie

Much easier to surf this bumpy wave on a
boogie



7/2/2010

Zurriola

4-6'

Bumpy

Boogie

More decent surf to be surfed

Feeling very comfortable

7/3/2010

Zurriola

4-6'

Clean

Boogie

Great session. Many good waves. Short, but,
great drops into little pits



7/4/2010

Zurriola

6-8'

Bumpy

Boogie

Summer in Spain has the big surf. Many
steep, bumpy, drops



7/5/2010

Zurriola

3-6'

Semi-Clean

Boogie

Still good waves. Feeling good about the
spot



7/6/2010

Zurriola

2-3'

Clean

Mini Simmons

Back to the mini. Much paddling, missing
many waves. Got a few

Taking awhile to get used to riding a 6'
board. Got some compliments on the board

7/7/2010

Zurriola

1'

Clean

Swim Fins

Smallest day so far. Just a bit of body
surfing with the wife

Could've pushed a rental log. Decided not
give my 15 Euros to Pukas

7/8/2010

Zurriola

1-3'

Clean

Mini Simmons

Clean, small waves. One of the first
comfortable sessions on the mini

Met a great longboarder, Josean, who had
seen my Mini on-line. A very stylish surfer

7/9/2010

Zurriola

8-10'

Bumpy

Boogie

Crazy surf. Closing out Zurriola. Got a few
good ones, very hollow if you pick 'em right

A guy on the far outside, with a gun, got a
single ride all the way to the sand. Another guy got crushed on a completely
vertical wall

7/10/2010

Zurriola

4-6'

Semi-Clean

Boogie

Cleaned up, great drops.



7/11/2010

Zurriola

2-3'

Bumpy

Mini Simmons

Bumpy, disorganized. A few rides



7/12/2010

Zurriola

3-4'

Clean

Mini Simmons

Back to the mini. Plenty of surf left. Some
good loggers out

Saw some good loggers, for the first time.
Discussed Mini with some of the guys

7/13/2010

Zurriola

2-3'

Clean

Mini Simmons

Some good loggers out

Nice waves, only getting a few. Slow
paddling, exhausting

7/14/2010

Zurriola

2-3'

Clean

Mini Simmons

Last small day for awhile. Started to feel
comfortable with the mini

Finally learning to get rides with the
mini.

7/15/2010

Zurriola

6-11'

Bumpy

Boogie

Crazy surf. Sets doubling up, closing out
beach. Got a few. Got crushed by a few

Close interval swell pushing a lot of water
into the beach, exiting water pushing surfers out past break. Much paddling
to keep position

7/16/2010

Zurriola

5-8'

Clean

Boogie

Great waves. Overhead drops. Fast

Cleaned up great. Good for three solid
hours

7/17/2010

Zurriola

4-5'

Clean

Boogie

Still fun. Some push. Many good drops

Best winter I've had in some time

7/18/2010

Zurriola

2-3'

Semi-Clean

Boogie

Leftovers. Not the right day for boogie,
but, was already there

Wish I'd bought the Simmons

7/19/2010

Bidart

1-2'

Semi-Clean

Mini Simmons

Quick little waves at the town plage. Mini
does great

An easy morning, for a change

7/20/2010

Guethary

6-8'

Clean

Boogie

Nice drops, big faces, long rides. Great
wave

Amazing spot with a very long paddle out
from the boat dock. Met the Italian distrib for Gato Heroi with his Robbie
Keggel/Paul Frank longboard. Met a great local surfer/shaper with an amazing
8'8" that had rails like a 70's single fin

7/20/2010

Cenitz

4-6'

Bumpy

Mini Simmons

Quick second session at Plage Cenitz, in
Guethary. Too tired

Water was full of debris (chunks of wood,
plastic, cans). Got out after two funky waves

7/21/2010

Guethary

6-8'

Clean

Boogie

Nice drops, big faces, long rides. Long
hold-down. Like being in the PR

Huge number of great waves, no closeouts.
Big turns

7/22/2010

Guethary

2-4'

Clean

Mini Simmons

Great little peaks. Super-fun leftovers on
the mini

Mini Simmons does well in these conditions.
Slow paddling board was a killer on the long paddle out

7/23/2010

Guethary

1-2'

Choppy

Mini Simmons

Drove there, had to surf it. Almost ran
over a surf school student

Bought a great "Gens De Mer" Guethary
shirt from a bar in a tool shed on the port

7/24/2010

Zurriola

2'

Bumpy

Mini Simmons

Surf 'till dark. Great sunset with the
Basque flag flying on the old fort

Finally pushed myself into some closeouts,
with success

7/25/2010

Zurriola

1-2'

Clean

Mini Simmons

Small, clean, short rides. Simmons goes
great on little peaks



7/26/2010

Zurriola

2-3'

Bumpy

Mini Simmons

Onshore, a few decent rides



7/27/2010

Zurriola

2-3'

Clean

Mini Simmons

Clean shoulders as the tide dropped



7/27/2010

Zurriola

2-3'

Bumpy

Mini Simmons

PM session, short rides

Slipping into some little barrels as the
bottom drops out into 6" of water

7/28/2010

Zurriola

2-4'

Clean

Mini Simmons

Fun hi-tide waves onto the beach. Simmons
works great in these

Successful in chest hi waves on the mini.
Finally.

7/28/2010

Zurriola

2-3'

Bumpy

Mini Simmons

PM session, surfed until dark with 3 good
loggers

Finally feeling good with the mini. Getting
most of the waves I wanted. Mini a nice contrast to some fine logging

7/29/2010

Zurriola

3-4'

Choppy

Mini Simmons

Afternoons session, rising winds well, much
paddling

Got a few little bombs into deep water.
Mini does well in those situation. Goes farther than a shortboard

7/30/2010

Zurriola

2-4'

Clean

Mini Simmons

Leftover winds well on a high tide. Short,
fast rides

Great on the mini. Board feeling good. Some
early takeoffs

7/31/2010

Zurriola

2'

Clean

Mini Simmons

Swell a bit small for the hi tide,
scratched out a few short rides

Will the mini work at home?





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