Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southern California
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The swells along the SoCal Coast are dramatically effected by depth of the bottom. It is reasonably deep outside of Newport, so the swells are gentle. Up by Seal Beach, the bottom is shallow and the swells will tend to be short and steep(er)
The S30 is designed to be an offshore champ, so it should handle big swells with ease.
One of the posters mentioned that the period of swells is usually the key variable. Wide spaced swells are usually easy to manage.......and fun to surf downwide
BTW - when applying sail repair tape, best practice is to round the corners of the tape to not have a sharp corner which (supposedly) will catch easier. I have no idea if the round corner adage is true, because since I have never seen anything but rounded corners on sail patches.
Last edited by WDS123; 11-14-2011 at 04:41 PM.