EP04(c) Genoa Low – the aftermath
Tuesday, Nov. 14th
I got up a little bit before dawn as usual. It was a pretty chilly morning due to the north wind which had been blowing all night and still didn´t back off. After the obligatory morning coffee, I walked over to Mini Capo for a swell check.
The swell was still there and produced pretty good waves. Astonishing good waves to be precise. Despite the experience of the past days – and the ones from that trip about a decade ago – my brain still had difficulties to link “Mediterranean Sea” to the well organized and powerful waves that the reef milked out of the swell.
And this was “just” Mini Capo. The short walk over to Capo Mannu revealed the real size of the swell. Here the size of the breaking waves was difficult to judge from shore as nobody was out but the fact, that the reef had difficulties to transform the swell into the typical well defined point break lineup of this place indicated that it was big. The huge patches of boiling white water that appeared with sets gave similar hints.