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Old 05-15-2010, 11:29 PM   #16
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Re: Santa Barbara Conditions Report "Perma-Thread"

This afternoon I did a fruitless recon of the coast from Haskelles to Gaviota- mud and olive water on shore the whole way. Trestls looked the best but shitty with oil visible from the cliff.

Undivable was the call... on the plus side the vis at the Creekside was excellent....

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Old 05-16-2010, 01:25 AM   #17
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Yea, things got windy all of a sudden in the outer channel and generated some wind swell, apparently.

Went to front side of Santa Cruz today. Full report here:
http://www.spearboard.com/showthread...91#post1202091

Viz was so-so, about 20' at best, but it was spotty. Before the sun came out the viz was pretty poor, but once it came out things got a lot better Unfortunately that wasn't until about 2:30!). Light surge, light current, but a lot of crap suspended in the water - not sure what it was. Up in tight to the island the viz was better, but as soon as you got outside protected coves or nooks, the viz got poor very quickly.

Water coming back across the channel was pretty whipped up; in fact we could not drive home sitting on the flybridge of the 37' Tollycraft because the spray kept coming up over the wind screen and drenching us.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:42 PM   #18
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Im gonna try get out this afternoon and will report back.
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:38 PM   #19
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Well, as probably expected, due to our wonderful days weather i didnt end up going out. ohh well i get to train some female UCSB student bubble blowers in the pool tonight... the vis there should be pretty good!
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:27 PM   #20
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I'm currently sitting on the dredge Essayons in humboldt, but I promise I'll have a report within hours of getting home in two months. By the sound of it being home wouldn't be much better, except at home I'm not 50 feet from shore in prime abalone country...
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:47 PM   #21
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I'm currently sitting on the dredge Essayons in humboldt, but I promise I'll have a report within hours of getting home in two months. By the sound of it being home wouldn't be much better, except at home I'm not 50 feet from shore in prime abalone country...
Hopefully within 2 months the water will have warmed past 55 degrees and the wind will have stopped gusting to 25 every other day! :-)
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:32 AM   #22
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I'm currently sitting on the dredge Essayons in humboldt, but I promise I'll have a report within hours of getting home in two months. By the sound of it being home wouldn't be much better, except at home I'm not 50 feet from shore in prime abalone country...
damn wish i was with you but i really think i am allergic to that kind of slug now. hope your cc is working out well bro.

the pickens aint so bad down in the bu right now but stellar by nor cal standards.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:25 PM   #23
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Just took a look around the Mesa areas.
Can see the bottom in shallow.1-3max windswell.
I'm callin at least 10-12'
Have fun.Go get sum.

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Old 05-18-2010, 05:38 PM   #24
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Just went and looked from the cliffs myself and it looked pretty good. defnatly more blue then i have seen in a while. ill rpob give it a shot tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:33 PM   #25
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damn wish i was with you but i really think i am allergic to that kind of slug now. hope your cc is working out well bro.

the pickens aint so bad down in the bu right now but stellar by nor cal standards.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:34 PM   #26
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Conditions out at Santa Cruz were really good, it cleared up quite nicely. Wind was calm, big tidal swing but all in all it was good, lots of bait too. I would get in the water soon, the wind is suppose to start blowing tomorrow and it's suppose to be nasty by Thursday and mix it all up again. Good luck everyone.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:51 AM   #27
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Had an AWSOME afternoon in the water today!!

got out at about 2:30 in goleta and was instantly super discouraged as i couldnt see my hand infront of my face. so said to my buddy lets head over to the south end of the kelp bed. got there and it was marginaly better so finally said lets head towards the opposite side of the bed (all well swimming as it was a shore dive, got there and it instantly opened up to about 20ft!!!!

On top of that the area was PACKED with life! tons bait as well as calicos, perch, rock fish, opal eye and all the other usual reef dwellers... held out for a while looking for a ghost but no luck.. so took a few very nice sized calicos and called it a day!

all-in-all my best coastal dive of the year so far. really great to see it like that again, it reminded me why i love this sport so much!
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:10 PM   #28
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Got back in the water this morning at butterfly to help train some open water divers. vis was decent `15 ft from the surface and about 8ft on the bottom.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:45 PM   #29
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Nice reports guys, I hope i can catch it before the swell or wind or murk or tar or orcas F up the conditions...

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Old 05-22-2010, 01:11 PM   #30
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I tried to get in at 1000 steps and Ledbetter last night and then again this morning. Too much wind, too much swell, not enough viz. The usual. So I decided to try some rough water driving in the boat. Got some good video of plowing through some 7-8' breaking white caps
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