hmmm... I think you're right...if you wanna help out, clean up, fix up your local beach, and maybe make a new friend...cool... you're a kind hearted soul... if you wanna surf because that's what you like to do...then do it... guilt free...methinks too many "you should be helping out not surfing" posts... you should.... do whatever you want. In my experience with storm direct hits (Hugo in SC and more than a few on the OBX in the late 90s & early 2000s)... I never heard such talk... even in the midst of destruction and clean up efforts... we surfed it up in Pig farm runoff turd water... why? Because we're surfers... Help out if you can...surf if you want to!!!!Quote:
The moral question of whether you should surf or not is a personal choice
I live in the bayshore area and my town/ surroudning towns were effected pretty badly from Hurricane Sandy, I lost 3 out of 4 working vehicles almost took water in my house thank god my foundation was built higher then 6' I'm still without power and been staying at a friends house with power, and I must say im looking forward to the upcoming swell I did not get out during "before" or "After" sandy I dont know how many Jersey guys did or did not but im sure it was pumping somewhere and wish I couldve atleast seen it!! But I couldnt leave my house for 2 days with out WADERS and a dry top it helps that I fish and have this stuff. with that being said I'm really itching to get out tired of cleaning, helping, working, and everything inbetween curfew laws going on ODD EVEN gas days, I need a day out in the water and hoping I can find acess and a good break....
[QUOTE=walkingonh2o;145718]i miss that thread....
ya, i am bummed too. Even tho all the sand bars look sooo much better...
how are all the beach breaks in the nj beaches? like did it make the beach flat or create any sandbars? i wouldnt have any way of findding out untill next year?
There is nothing wrong with taking a break to get in a surf. It really helps to get your mind off things for a while. I have had to take some time every day just to keep from freaking out. I was not able to enjoy the one session I had, but it still helped clear my head a bit.
The problem is that the waves will be joined by a Noreaster. That's what nobody needs right now. We need nice warm weather.
Even if the water is unclean what about all the debris? It may be a few months until I get back into the water.
Feeling for you guys, we have definately had our share. I say surf when you can, just don't get speared by any roller coaster tracks.