Tuesday, August 22nd started sunny and warm and with a light onshore. I had a quick breakfast and then walked over to the point and paddled out with my longboard. It was low tide and nobody else was out. Waves were shoulder high and peeled perfectly over the reef albeit quite close to the rocks and in very shallow waters.
The downside of being out there alone was orientation and positioning, as the peaks were a bit shifting and take-off zones were narrow even with the longboard. I had a few nice rides and got a few sets on the head but was very happy with the session.
It wasn´t until I finished my session that the first other surfers arrived to take advantage of the very nice conditions. Due to the summer sun and almost without any wind it was comfortably warm with air temperatures in the high teens. The swell was even increasing a little bit and the whole combination didn´t feel like the textbook coldwater surfing that generally gets promoted by various medias. The only thing that reminded me where I was, was the temperature of the sea, which still was in single digits.