Tuesday, Nov. 7th
As predicted the day started with a light northerly wind, which is offshore here. But the swell wasn´t big enough and with too much northwest in its direction to make it at this south-facing shore. But there was swell, as I could see at the horizon. A short hike up the hill leading to the tip of the peninsula confirmed this: a westerly swell was running. So, I started the van and drove up to the pass again.
What I saw from up there looked very promising. This could – finally - become a nice day of surfing in Corsica. I arrived at the beach soon after the sun had climbed over the inland mountains. A light northerly wind was blowing and the swell – according to the forecast it was 1.5 meters @ 10 seconds – was there. The beach still had difficulties to handle the energy of this swell, but at its south side the odd well-formed peak was breaking.
Conditions were continually improving and soon more and more local surfers arrived. I watched them for a while to milk their local experience about where to paddle out and line up.