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    Due East swell...

    I haven't seen a ton of E swells in Virginia Beach/OBX, but I have seen similar direct swells in Huntington Beach and they were nearly totally closed out. Anyone know how the mid-atlantic handles such swells and if certain regions are better for such a swell?

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    CLOSEOUTS unless you know where to go.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahfollower View Post
    I haven't seen a ton of E swells in Virginia Beach/OBX, but I have seen similar direct swells in Huntington Beach and they were nearly totally closed out. Anyone know how the mid-atlantic handles such swells and if certain regions are better for such a swell?
    You can't compare huntington beach to the east coast ... that's just stupid ... if you know anything about the area you are surfing you know what spots handle what swell direction and what winds work at each break ...

    Clearly you have not been surfing for more then a week in your life ... go search for yourself ... local knowledge is key and noone is going to give you any here...

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    Ya. Unfortunitly east swells tend to be walled up with lots of closeouts in Va Beach and OBX. Its gonna be all about driving around checking spots, and seeing where is handeling the swell the best. East swell is definitly my least favorite swell direction... Bring on the SSE swell!!!

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    damn... the period is pretty long too... Sad to say all signs point to walled up closeouts on this swell

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    i know exactly where to go ill pm you

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    Thanks for the feedback. Didn't mean to ask anyone for secret spots, I was more interested in how the mid-atlantic handles a 10-11 second E swell. Despite Karl's hemerroid induced rage, I have been here a few years and most of our swells have an angle or are short period. I know the long period swells close out far more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahfollower View Post
    Thanks for the feedback. Didn't mean to ask anyone for secret spots, I was more interested in how the mid-atlantic handles a 10-11 second E swell. Despite Karl's hemerroid induced rage, I have been here a few years and most of our swells have an angle or are short period. I know the long period swells close out far more often.
    If you have been on the east coast for a few years then you should know the answer by now ... but go drive your ass around and look and when there's an east swell...

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    10 or 11 seconds is not close to long period. Anything over 14-16 and you're looking at mile long closeouts, direction doesn't matter, it gets refracted straight in.

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    Yeah, I think any period less than 12 sec should be ok. Last fall when Hurr. Danielle had measured periods of 16 secs, there still weren't that many close outs. Remember the lulls from that swell though?