Disagree with these low ratings for NJ. December had 3 great swells (Dec 12, Dec 21, Dec 27), two of which were all time and have been covered extensively with photos and videos online. January only produced one day of surf (31st), but it was all time at select locations. Also, the bar should be very low for January (second worst swell producing month to next to July).
Given you know that winter time is feast or famine, i'd give this winter a 7 based on the fact there have been 3 absolutely epic days going into February.
Yea havana Id say a 4 for VB as well. The days it has been good its been pretty good. just wish there was more!!
I like the ratings scale LB...first winter on east coast in several years...I seem to remember a lot of Jan. & Feb. growing up that were 2s and 3s...never been too big on either of those months...Quote:
1 - worst winter in memory
2 - I've only surfed once this season so far
3 - flatness punctuated by a few rideable days
4 - a few good swells
5 - decent; what you'd expect
6- several days of good surf
7 - definitely better than average
8 - a really good season
9 - it's been awesome!
10 - EPIC
North Florida November into December... an easy 8...with a little time and maybe some travel in a 30 min. radius of my normal haunts, I surfed nearly every day however late December to the present...lots of extended flatness and over average wave height has dropped... so I'm going 4 but I didn't expect much....
6. It was somewhat consistent for east coast standards before Christmas (a nice run of swell for Thanksgiving weekend if you remember). January stunk, I haven't surfed a wave over waist high in 2013.
Even so, I don't know how you can include the doomsday swell and say it is only a four. Those were the best waves in NJ since April 20, 2011, a spring swell.
Maybe I am inflating my 7-8 becuase of how bad the past two winters have been.