Your explanation of how to measure a wave made my morning. thank you. not because it was right, or accurate, or even remotely close to how any experienced surfer measures waves, but because it made me laugh so hard i started choking on my cheerios.
And whoever called you Sheldon Cooper, gold...
Since no-one has put 2 and 2 together......
You're all arguing with a GRUVI incarnate.
Emass, I gave you an opinion and you come back with some snarky Star Wars BS? Come on dude, wasn't an attack....
Just had to add: You keep referencing all the "white" that was coming at you.
I get the feeling you're burying your face in too much "white" before you paddle out and ESPECIALLY before you post on this forum. I understand that's your way to get your inner grom back, but dude--IT'S NOT WORTH IT.
Listen, kid, if you're that sensitive / snarky you are gonna get your teets lit up on this forum by guys who are way better than me at forum ripostes.
But, hey, sparky....."Have it your way"...! (playing off your fast food shtick)
Let me add-"mmm mmm mmm, I'm lovin' it"....Mcdonalds I think?
These forums are about as annoying as the line-ups from April through September.
God, what a waste of time. I didn't read your novels but take some advice, quit blabbering, stop dwelling, and get out and surf.
a few things:
- Beginners will always have less comfort level in the water the first time out than you think they will... maybe they are a good swimmer, maybe they are good in the ocean even... but you add a board, wetsuit, a leash and balance, that changes the ball game. Be smarter in the future.
- Study the conditions before you go out. read about rips and jetties. Stand there and talk to the beginner about what you see before going out. It might seem simple to you, but it's a whole new world for them.
- Don't rely on surf forecasts, and be your own judge when you get there (no offense swellinfo, you're on point)
- Think about what you post... "I didn't have time to write a short letter so I wrote a long one." - Mark Twain
One of my favorite things about surfing is that it's so simple. Taj Burrows said, "the only difference between you and me is time in the water." He also said, "if it looks rampy, I'm going to punt"; but that's another topic.
Spicoli, I think that with this thread you've probably managed to piss off some of the nicer and more helpful posters on this forum. I would expect that you never get a helpful reply to a post again, nor would you deserve one. Respect and humility go a long way in the line up and out of it. It's the rubric. Did I use that right?
What is all comes down to- is that you stated a report of the wave hieght in the third line of your post. "Conditions were 5.2ft @ 11s and fair" when any surfer worth his wieght reads this- he knows that is a fairly heavy and good sized wave. When i hear that- coupled with offshore wind- im running to the beach waiting to get barreled! I dont know where you got the report- was it from a bouy that is all the way out???? then that number could easily be cut in half...thats like saying - for instance- that Jersey gets 23ft waves. a better way to judge waves so that everyone one knows is "IT WAS WAIST TO CHEST HIGH" which - by the way - should be the MAX that you should take someone out in for the second time- for other ppls safety too. I would actually only take someone out in waist hi conditions for the second time. Thats 2 to3 ft waves. Think if there was a fisherman on the shore- he saw this and called 911 and jumped in the freezing water to save a life.
Anyways- im just saying- calm down. Its ok. everyone messes up sometimes. learn the ocean and its currents... this takes YEARS and many mistakes. I have ended up on jetties before - im sure along with many others...
Save your time and let it go....and no need to reply to me... im hardly on here... and probably will not check this thread again.