Jeff’s 2009 Surf Roundup

Hope you all had a wonderful new year’s day and had some time to spend with family and friends.  We sure did.  I know we’ve been cyber-silent for a bit, but we back and ready to surf the new year.  But before we do that, I decided to take a look back on my stats for 2009.  Granted, these data are a bit goofed since we only started the site in June of last year, so this is really a 6 month recap.  Still, it’s fun to see what I was up to from June to December. So, without further ado:

Total surf sessions logged: 96 (that averages to just under once every 2 days)

Board usage:
Electric: 33
Spherical Revolver: 30
Quatro: 21
Pumpkin Seed: 6
Swellwood: 3
Michel Junod: 2
Kruisechev: 1
Breaks Surfed:
El Porto: 22
Beach Bowls: 19
HB Pier, Southside: 18
HB Pier, Northside: 9
Taco Bell Reef: 9
Bolsa Chica: 5
17th Street Huntington: 3
36th St. Newport: 3
Solana Beach: 2
Goldenwest: 2
Venice: 1
Sunset Blvd: 1
56th St. Newport: 1
Cocoa Beach, Fl: 1
Salt Creek: 1
Huntington Cliffs: 1
Surf Session Rating:
Fun: 43
Meh: 19
Decent: 17
Epic: 16
Dismal: 1

I won’t bother with tabulating weather or water temp, and wave size is a bit hard to tabulate with the all the x’, x’-y’, x’-y’+, y’+ type values, but I did calculate that I had 69 surf sessions where the waves were 3 feet or higher and 18 sessions where the waves included 5’+ swells.

So what can I take away from this?  Well, I was lucky enough to have 16 days that I considered to be epic within 6 months.  How sweet is that?!  Clearly I tend to favor my Harbour boards (but that is no surprise).  I could use some more exploration – only a half dozen sessions were outside my comfort zone.  But maybe venturing out once a month is decent. Finally, I need to normalize my data better for easier tabulating next time.


  1. BirdSwell on 4 January 2010 at 9:42 am

    This is a great recap! I feel inspired to start logging my surf sessions…wonder if I could actually have the discipline to do so…

    Thanks for sharing the your surf stoke!

    • Jeff on 4 January 2010 at 10:15 am

      Thanks! If you really want to keep an online surflog, it can be done super simply at Swell Watch. (This post gives a quick review: ) It’s nuts how well it tracks everything. And if you are diligent, after it figures out what you like in you surf sessions it will start alerting you to conditions/breaks conducive to your tastes.

      Hope the site launch went well and things are moving along!

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