I was lucky enough to live in San Clemente with walking the trail to trestles taking longer than driving from my house to the trestles lot. While crowded during the summer (south swell season) I was always able to get waves somewhere. If u can surf in October or November, u can have plenty of days pumping with just a few guys if u go mid morning due to all the grooms being back in school. I'm back in nj now n can't wait to move to Cali permanently. Jersey does have its days for sure, but if I surfed 4 days in a week in Cali, I considered that a slow week. Winter was more consistent since u have northern hemi storms that were closer which obviously knocks the swell period down n there's plenty of places that will light up on a wnw swell. I have so many amazing waves from there stacked in my memory bank to get me through these dreaded flat spells in jerz. U def won't regret the decision of at least giving it a few months out there. Jersey isn't going anywhere. U can always come back
So are you Chuck Allison?
Originally Posted by MakeItStop
And Ha, I have NEVER surfed Moss Landing. I just used that spot as an example. I also showed an example of what I think goes on here 97% of the time. Tales or tails..............
Don't be sore at me, MIS-13 aka Pee Wee. We need each other to make this site a little less monotonous. Like, we're on a thread where some chick or dude is axing whether California is really better than New Jersey and comparing summer water temperatures. I don't know, man. People act like they are deciated enough to MOVE but they don't surf in the winter. You see that type of stuff a lot here. I'm over it for at least a few days....
You know what a lot of you people should do......find a sh!t load of old surf mags and read them. Stay off the f'ing internet and read old surf mags. Oh and surf once in awhile, too. Brrrr it's 55 degress out there. This way you could answer y'all own questions without annoying Seldom Seen with the same barrage of constant questions......OI VEY !!!!
I'm not trying to be a d!ck , but good lord. It's really come to this, huh? All of us, we're all guilty. What are we doing? Why? Are we all in such desparate need to belong to some type of social clique? Some dude owns a pool because of us, and all we get is discussions aboot wetsuits and kale. A POOL !!! A F'ING POOL !!!
"Yeah I got some last words....F@ck all y'all....." (IceCube - before he went Disney soft)
I am not allison anyone. I liked winter surfing, when there were waves, nothing better than the 5 mil and drainers for hours......but I will take my trunktacular paradise for now.
PJB you and I, while we may be azzhats/clowns here, are more entertaining than the troll trifecta that has been hijacking errythang. at the end of the day, my nemesis should know that I am glad he is there.
back to Cali, OP, please buy a copy of the stormrider guide to north america. every spot I listed is on this guidebook. Its a fun way to mindsurf the coast. I scored some unlikely spots (El cap and fort point) and some standards (rincon, steamer lane) and I had the time of my life, so jump on it man, its suuuper fun.
Ok I was busting your balls aboot Moss Landing, and no, I have never been to El Cap.......but that spot breaks three times a decade and is "reportedly" severly off-limits. Like totally. You ever been to Leo Carrillo?
I tried to stay off of SI for the last twenty minutes and I started to shake, sweat, vomit and stuff. I think I have a problem. I am chemically dependent on Swellinfo. Hey who's got some suboxone? I need help. Please someone. And Pee Wee you're a lot more fun than my other detractors. Oh what name do you prefer: Pee Wee or MIS-13. I'll extend that courtesy to you.
OMG, now I hear that we just bought the power that be a Mercedes. Great he's got a pool and a Mercedes. And lately all he has to do is type FLAT or 1-2' on every spot east of the Colorado River. This has been the longest stretch I have gone without surfing since I was trapped in Mays Landing. I wish it was last summer. I still don't know how some of youse guys had it so bad this summer.
Move to CA. If you don't like it, you can always go back. You wont go back!
there was 80 guys no joke when I scored el cap, it was maxing at about 3x overhead, on a sunday. I got a few waves, not many I was low man on totem pole.
(concep buoy was 27'@17 sec, wnw) some sets were closing out the point....I camped there and next day (monday) before gates opened and after sunrise I scored a bunch of drainers off the corner, just slabby and open drain doggies, perfect perfect waves, a bit overhead and make-able tubes that became wackable walls...then gates opened and the unwashed masses came in. still a ton of fun, that wave is very good on its day. Sean Thompson and Tim Curran were some of the names I recognized that were on it
you can call me whatever you want, I dont care. I have never been to Leo Carillo, I didnt like SoCal. it smelled funny, like douchebag combined with trailer park
and our debate in the fall should happen at Pic's in AC. the ambiance is outstanding. bring your talking shoes
Thanks for all the input everyone, was starting to become slightly discouraged seeing different sites that review different breaks, like wannasurf.com and even some of surfline's travel sections rating different areas in the east coast and the west coast and it seemed likes things were some what on an even par. I was baffled, thank you for the reassurance.
At least if you move west you'll be able to venture into the mountain states and shoot people who are hunting wolves, if you were so inclined.
Yes it is better. Really better. In Santa Cruz, or just about anywhere else out there for that matter, waist- chest hi is basically a small day in between swells and wont even be crowded at the lesser spots. Oh and the lesser spots break as good or better than Jerseys prime spots. Go.
Originally Posted by surfnurse7
Sage brah, no word of a lie. It was during the Hurley Pro so I'm assuming that all the regulars steer clear from there during that event, or at least most of the regulars. A dozen charging at each of the Trestles spots, not 100. I'm sure it is 100 other times but I must have been fortunate. Not expecting any of the same small crowds there this weekend when I go back. But the swell looks like crap from Tuesday on so we will probably go north. And yeah, the etiquette was great. Really. Could've been that there weren't 100 peeps fighting for peaks but it's not like every peak was to be had solo. You put a northeast aggro with life (not just crowds) attitude in a lineup of mostly kooks who never see what a real wave is, and the EC can easily be full of lineup dysfunction. Not saying there aren't beefs out west, but there's a huge difference of flow and relative harmonic function across a group of people with proper experience versus not.
Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear