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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Carson View Post
    Micah (or anyone else that can explain this to me), why doesn't the really long period swell work well here on the East Coast?

    Swells with that long of a period come in in such long lines that youpretty much need a point break or reef setup to avoid close-outs

  2. #22
    Im not complaining at all ive been havin a blast out in the water. surfing is about being happy there waves at all. id still be out there if it was only 6in to a 1ft.(just on my spare 10ft longboard lol)

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by NJlongboarder View Post
    Im not complaining at all ive been havin a blast out in the water. surfing is about being happy there waves at all. id still be out there if it was only 6in to a 1ft.(just on my spare 10ft longboard lol)
    go move to florida's gulf coast then... you'll be in paradise! i'm glad you're having fun, but any half decent longboarder is just as disgusted with 6"-1ft surf as a short boarder or bodyboarder, or bodysurfer... anyhooo, there's waves right now, so i'm going surfing!

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by beaner View Post
    I'm going to take a stab at this one...(micah, if this is wrong please correct me) but i believe it has to do with the depth of the ocean off of the east coast. Long period waves tend to reach deeper into the ocean and therefore the continental shelf will have a more profound impact on the wave height that on our typical short period swells. Friction causes the wave to lose energy and thus lose it's height.
    Theres also another thing...the long period waves experience friction in deeper water and this tends to reduce the swell angle by bending the waves until they are parallel to the bottom...thats why on straight beachbreaks, the long period waves tend come in straight even when the storm is way off to our SE.

  5. #25
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    beaner,

    it looks like you and I were righting at the same time about the continental shelf affect... funny.

  6. #26
    Last night was awesome! 4 to 6 ft and bumpy but who cares. I hope everyone got out there. Ill be on my way to the beach in a lil while today should be even better.

  7. #27
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    good point about the angle...and micah i did find that a little funny as well... fun waves in jerz last night, bout chest high+. if you dodged the closeouts there were some fun ones to be had.

  8. #28
    waves were good from 9am to about 3 in the afternoon. Id say 2 to 3 ft at best. morning was clean than got a lil bumpy the rest of the day. still fun though.

  9. #29
    saturday morning was epic, it was chest high and offshore best i got it all summer

  10. #30
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    The Day School goes back the surf at "cocoa beach" is supposed to be stomach high!

    Best All summer (this summer has been horrible)

    Anyone have any luck this summer in central florida?