crap winter so far, looks like this weekend should fix that
id give mass a 3.5. December was fun, january had nothing. Sunday is looking good overhead and clean should be siick!
If you use the the rating system like the people in Florida, NJ is rated at an 8, just kidding. I would say it is a 5 if you include the December swells.
This winter ended up being a 15 out of 10
I was just thinking about this thread yesterday... now that it's officially Spring. February and March shaped up nicely. Maybe even better than average. Outside of those sputtering three weeks in January where it never got over thigh/waist high, I'd say it ended up being pretty good after all. And Spring is starting off most excellently.
Agreed. January was brutal but February and March have been pretty great. My 5/4 has barely had a chance to dry out and then im putting it on again. and the swells have been really good - not just a surf, but really good surf.
By the way, i agree that surfing winter is January - March. December is more fall to me. The water is about 43 right now and was still in the upper 40s in later December.
Well, im glad you boys up in the mid-atlantic ended up having a decent season... Your friends down here in the SE certainly did not. I would say there were about 5-6 days the entire winter that were worth going out.... I still probably clocked 20 days total, but calling the conditions "surf" was a stretch... I think I was out at least 5 days in 5-7 second period wind swell that was about knee to waist high... ugh. This past Sunday was actually fun, but I think that was the first day of spring.
I have been frothing seeing all the photos etc. of Maryland and Jersey this winter... Hilton Head Island has been making 48th street in OC look like pipeline in comparison.