After months of poorly forecast swells and generally lackluster storm activity in the South Pacific, we finally got our swell. A clean 3 feet @ 17 second 190 degree swell arrived on Easter Sunday, coupled with high pressure, sunny skies and a neap tide…the best condition alignment Wedge has seen in two years. All that falling on a historically beautiful day made for an awesome session.
This Spring is the kind of season that separates the men from the boys, so to speak. I’ve seen a lot of Skimmers from various areas move to Laguna over the years with wild dreams of Professional careers and perfect waves everyday, and things might even seem to trend towards that until a season like this rolls around. One (Spring) that is classically the best of the year that turns out to be endless months of wind and small waves. You’d better find yourself some extracurriculars in times like this or you’ll be moving home in a heartbeat.
Thankfully there have been a couple days (see video) and hope is on the horizon for a late season to kick off.
Nothing feels better than those first warm days of Spring that signal the end of Winter. Here’s a quick vid from a couple such days that are hopefully a sign of things to come this year.