Tuesday, October 4, 2022

negative SAM


SAM refers to the Southern Annular Mode.

It is the belt of westerly winds (Roaring Forties and Furious Fifties) between Australia And Antartica and can be a swell driver in the cooler months.

In a negative SAM the winds and low pressure systems are closer to Australia and so winter swell can be more consistent and/or larger.

Video shows surfing with a negative SAM, in smallish surf in a couple of plastic wavesports, and also home made jobs, but allergic to changing the paddle.

Hope you are getting some fun water time.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

sea grass surf

 kayak surfing

bookended by drifting sea grass

(vid link below)


close to water

just back from a camping trip

(seems a popular pastime these days)

found some fresh water interstate

and mixed it with salt water back home

hope you like a waveless vid


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Paddling Vanuatu

thanks to my fellow paddlers
and also to the people of Vanuatu 
(somehow the video (see link below) was posted on vimeo but this blog entry got lost in drafts for a couple of years)