I've been down in FL riding the Ida swell everyday since last Thu afternoon. Had to wear a spring suit the first two days but was trunking it by Saturday as the air temps finally rose above the mid-60s. A friend who used to live in Annapolis/OCMd broke his board on the paddle-out on Saturday - that should give you an idea how the waves were that day. Had some great fun this morning, too, but was back in the spring suit again during the early hours.
I hope we here in the Mid Atlantic are supposed to feel sympathy that had to wear the spring suit! :rolleyes:
Originally Posted by rodndtube
Micah, it was horrible, just horrible!
Originally Posted by Swellinfo
AI Sunday PM
Got out to the island late afternoon on sunday and saw the flag indicating east winds. I'd made the drive so I suited up and had a long and somewhat brutal paddle out. Once I got out the wind shifted offshore and the three of us that were out alternated waves and cheering each other on as we got sweet glassy head high+ waves! Man what a session. Got hog-tied by my leash directly in the impact zone just before sunset. After taking a couple more on the head, I decided to take the easier route and headed in to the beach with a big smile on my face!
Hit Naval Jetties Mon morning, like 6 guys out, stomach to chest peelers... lot's of fun.:p
anyone go out in monmouth county?
um..yeah!! It was sick!! Right hand barrels all day!!
yeah, most of mon. county was garbage, except for a select few places which were absolutely sick.. fast waist-head high barrels all afternoon.. incoming tide was great.. nasty water, i think i got an ear infection
went out in ?????? MD. It was breaking pretty clean on sunday. I was going to go to Indian but i heard about it being closed. I was in a 3/2 and 7mm boots. I was pretty good except i could have worn gloves
From delsurf thread:
there was someone out today towing into shoulder high waves at 70th street. I bet he felt cool
seriously who and why would u pull into chest high waves on a ski?? there is no reason but wow that puts oc on the map, look on surfline for photos of this epic 70th st sandbar!
Haha, I thought the same thing when I checked it there yesterday. I took a couple of short vids with my P&S on vid. The ones the guy got towed into while I was watching he still never made it out of any or around some of the sections. I saw the guys surfing just south a block with longer, better rides.
I think the last name was Lundy?, from VA Beach, him and a friend of his talked to me about it, I asked the same question? Why were you using a ski for such small waves? They said they were doing step offs.
All I can say is that I was south watching and trying to snag some of those sand bottom sucking rip monster hollow rides. It looked like they made a movie off of that one morning. After Vince B. got his first twenty waves, I pretty much just tried to get as many as I could as well. But watching him, Jamie and Waldon, as well as a few others score that hole in the water,..... I don't know where else could have been better. The conditions were not the best they could have been, but that little spot did its best to play its part in the show. It was ledging,..once the tide dropped way low, plenty of two to three foot stand-up drops into six inch deep hollow sections.