|The season's first real south lights up Steamers Lane in Santa Cruz.|
|One, Two. Could not decide which shot better gave a sense for the day.|
|A whale migrating north for the summer adds some extra action to the lineup.|
Steamers Lane was looking pretty fun on Thursday morning, with the better sets pushing a solid six feet. The pack had not really yet gotten on the swell, so there were only twenty surfers or so vying for the peak. A heavy fog and significant warble may have also kept some out of the water, hoping for fair conditions later in the day. But by the time the sun broke out, the wind had picked up in full force.
|Monday still had some waves in the waist to head high range.|
|Just enough juice for those smaller, lighter, quicker groms to get some lift.|
|It was pretty windy across the point, but once around the corner, it got smooth.|
More south swell should fill in this evening and stick around for a few more days. Perhaps another smaller on for the holiday weekend. Another round or two of north swell will fill in through the week. Those winds may even die down a bit and allow those of us who like to wander, to head up north. If that happens, we could see some overhead surf. Hell, with the north swells expected, one could even find good waves down in the bay. It is looking that May will end on a good note.
|More surf on tap through the week. Not too bad for later May. Perhaps this summer will be good.|