Here's a simple example of surf spot calculus: Winds out of the north you go to ___(fill in the blank)___. Winds out of the south then it's a run to ____(fill in the blank)___. And that's just for dealing with wind direction. Now, factor in tide shift and magnitude, swell direction and period and, most important of all, proximity to a solid breakfast burrito. What you're looking at is a complex, multi-variable equation that hopefully barfs up a surf spot when it's all said and done.
Big Chad and I put our heads together and came up with a lumpy Sunday solution. Our calculations were spot on- we scored some fun little waves. We got it all except for that breakfast burrito (every calculation involves a margin of error, right?)... but there's always next time- as long as the conditions call for it.
Photo: Big Chad, rolling in... Waikiki comes to San Diego, well almost- the water was in the low 60s.
Photo: Big Chad- a little surprise section... and a tube for the end of his paddle.
Photo: Perfect conditions for my big 10'6 Stamps Ninja Bump.
Check back Monday night for the little video I cobbled together... I call it, "Study in Yellow"