I hope all the dads had a great fathers day.
We got to OIB around 2:30 Sunday and brought a t-storm with us. We waited in the car about 20min for it to skirt by with a beautiful lightning show over the Atlantic. Of course this cleared the beach and we had the place to ourselves until sunset. Not to mention perfect temps after the oppressive heat- a little cloudy and just plain perfect.
I don't know if it was left over wind driven waves or a combination of that big t-storm laying offshore but the swell was coming in SSW and way nicer than I expected. The waves were jacking up on the mid-outer bar and mushing gradually as they made it toward shore. Great drops on steep faces with a few turns and then a fairly easy jibe or quick tack back out. The wind was on side on but clocking sometimes on shore or a little more side side on- it was a good opportunity to practice holding clew first on the wave after the bottom turn. As sunset approached the wind ramped up and the waves got more punchy. I could have certainly broke out the Kode but had to head back to my parents. No complaints after a surprisingly good SUP wave sailing sesh!