Aug 19, 2007, 05:34 AM
I think I have good equipment. About a month ago or so, I upgraded from one a cheaper board to a Science MS9, and the difference has been, to say the least noticeable. I'm very happy with it. Like going to a Ferrari from a Ford Escort.
For fins, while I had gotten a pair of Churchill Slashers around the 4th of July, I got a pair of Tech 2 fins with the purchase of my board. The Tech 2's are a bit more comfortable and will go over a boot of finsock better than my Slashers will.
I'm going to try to head down and check out a few spots later this morning (it's 1:30 AM now lol), although I'm not sure where I'll go or where I'll end up.
Silly question, but which way is the wind supposed to blow? I haven't gotten the whole weather thing and how it affects swells down yet, but I'm working on it.
Thanks for the responses and the links. I did sign up on the ECBB forums only to not have been granted forum privileges to post new topics (I would have written something like this there if I could have). My attempts to contact the forum admins have not been successful.
As far as Jenks Pro, I am going to try to stop down there for a bit. In the meantime, I'll just have to force myself to watch some DVD I bought about some spongers in the Atlantic.
Last edited by DaveRegio; Aug 19, 2007 at 05:37 AM.
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Aug 19, 2007, 11:21 AM
Ya, I heard good things about MIA...
\nI can help you understand the winds...
\nOk. Lets give a generalization and say that your beach in long island faces to the south.
\nThe optimal winds you are looking for, are offshore, or calm (or very light) winds. When, the winds are offshore, this means the winds is coming from the land to the shore (winds in meteorology are always expresses as where the wind is coming FROM). The offshore allows for "clean" or organized conditions.
\nSo, if your beach faces directly to the south, then an offshore wind, would be from the North. So, for many areas in Long Island, a North wind is the optimal wind direction. There is of course some variance from directly due offshore that will allow for clean conditions, so NE to NW is not bad, but the closer you get to directly offshore, the cleaner the conditions are.
\nWhen the winds are coming onshore (Southerly winds), this creates bumpy and choppy conditions.
\nAlso, generally, the lighter winds, the better. So, even if the winds are coming directly onshore, if they are less than 5mph, than the surf is much glassier than if the winds are 20mph. When the winds are directly offshore, sometimes, having more speed acts to open up the wave more (become more holllow).
\nI'm planning to make a knowledge base reference section, but until then, I hope this helps a bit.
Last edited by Swellinfo; Aug 19, 2007 at 11:45 AM.
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Aug 19, 2007, 04:19 PM
wassup dave, i live over in long branch and i ride breaks from sandy down to spring lake but mosty the lb, deal area. i usually head out alone but always see ppl i know out, mostly surfers and i wanna see more ppl bodyboarding. hit me up if u wanna ride
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Aug 18, 2007, 07:09 AM
New to Bodyboarding
My name is Dave. I'm 34 and just started getting serious about bodyboarding about a year ago (after a rather fun week in Cape May). I live up in Northern NJ and am about 45 minutes or so from the nearest shore points (the distances don't bother me except that I don't live closer ).
Usually, I have been making early morning trips down to Manasquan, Point Pleasant or Long Branch on a Saturday or Sunday and would look for a quiet place to practice.
I would really like to get to get to know the people in this community as well as find some good spots in NJ with some people who have no problems helping show beginners the ropes. It would be greatly appreciated. I sense this could be a lot more fun with like-minded individuals than just me being out there alone.
I hope to speak with some of you soon. Thanks everyone.