Wednesday, Nov. 15th
Most visiting surfers had left as this was supposed the day after the swell. I went for my usual morning walk along the peninsula to see if there were some waves left. A light northerly wind was blowing and even at Mandriola the odd set was breaking. Very small though but an indicator that there still was something left from the Genoa Low swell.
Mini Capo had some bigger waves – up to hip-high – and was empty. And once I reached the headland from where you have the first view on the Capo Mannu bay the Mediterranean surprised me once again. Solid sets were making it into the bay, with the bigger ones creating easily head-high waves. The light northerly wind was perfectly offshore and adding some extra shape to this high period swell.
Four guys were out and stuck to the inside where good sized waves were breaking very close to the treacherous reef and rocky shore. Once in a while they got cleaned up by bigger sets breaking further outside. It would have been called good surf at the Atlantic too and in still stunned me, that this was the Mediterranean Sea. It even stunned me more that the forecast seemed to be very average if not even poor.