During the summer and fall its a no brainer to go out when theres swell and intense off shores but in the winter the wind, even offshore can be bad if its too strong. Do you guys go out with 35 mph off shores if its shoulder high+?
Hell yea man! It's honestly not too bad... Like I mean it's sucks, but all you have to do is to take a couple more strong paddle even when you think youre in the wave. I just hate when I don't catch the wave and I get mad water sprayed in my eyes haha
unless its directly offshore and not exceeding 30 ill go out. any offshore/sideshore wind with 30+ gets a little sketchy imo
When the winds are blowing 30+, any little bit from directly offshore will make a difference.
I actually just updated the Swellinfo forecasts to show more BLUE then GREEN when the winds are super strong and not directly offshore.
30+mph is sketchy in cold water, period. not only does it make it hard to get in the waves, you've gotta constantly be aware of your positioning, as it is VERY easy to get blown out to sea. this can create a very dangerous situation, as it's not easy to paddle headlong against those winds & the chop they create.
personally, i start to have a serious internal debate when it gets above 25mph or so, particularly in the late fall/winter/early spring.