20 November 2013 | Vuda Point Marina, Fiji
Since we've been land based, and many miles away from the surf break, little Tommy has gone into surf withdrawal. Symptoms include, but not limited to, talking in his sleep about awesome waves, watching endless surf clips on the internet, staring at boat wakes thinking he could surf those and looking at ripples in puddles to decide if their lefts or rights.
He really is a little kid about surfing, thus I'm shipping him off to summer camp for a week. The best analogy I can give, is that he's running around the boat like a kid on his way to summer camp. My little Tommy is happy, he's super excited to do nothing but surf till he drops.
Our friends (RedSky) aren't pulling their yacht out of the water for another week. So since there's swell, John invited Tom to go park at the break for a week of dawn till dusk surfing. What are great friends for!?!?
Except for the solar panels and bimini, Tanga is ready for cyclone season. By this time last year, Fiji had already had two cyclone warnings, but we haven't had any yet, and we're hoping it stays that way. The sea temperature in the typical area of formation is still 3 degrees cooler than normal so development at this stage is possible but unlikely.
We check all the appropriate web sites daily to monitor the enso, spcz, water temp and soa, along with normal grib outlooks to watch for any potential development. It's not like we can do anything else to prepare, but we are still anxious about our first one, so we keep watching and hoping for none.
We hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and are looking forward to seeing many of you in December!
Tom finally finished responding to all the battery emails from our last post, but two of you sent private messages that we are unable to reply to. Please send an email if you still wish to discuss it, thanks.