I don't know, it's been pretty weak...but there was a couple weekends in July that were really fun, nothing really above waist or chest, but some fun days...This is the east coast, we're not known for good waves, especially in summer...so you really have to cherish the days that we do get swell. If anything I think it makes us more avid and more connected with it. Think of surfing like a girl you love, if you see her all the time, you might get sick of being around her, but if there are gaps between the time you see her, your feelings will be so strong when you do see her. It's a double-edged sword, it's easy to whine and complain....try this next time you feel like whining...close your eyes, picture yourself living in Nebraska and think about how many possible days you have a year to get in a good sesh...hope this helps.
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Thread: Record Summer?
must suck living in the East coast
all i ever hear East coast surfers say is how flat it is or somebody getting all aggro talking about being a real surfer, actually paddling out in overhead waves or what-have you.
i would just like to say (No keep in mind i grew up in New England) is **** the East Coast, it hasn't even been a particular good summer for southern California but i think the past seven days have had more swell energy then you guys have seen all week.
more power to you for patience but i would have killed myself if i did not have waves for even just a week, enjoy fall, ours will be better
Aug 21, 2011, 05:27 PM #54
Aug 21, 2011, 06:47 PM #55
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- Hilton Head Island - OB, SD
I think he was trying to say all year... still not a very nice thing to say.
Aug 21, 2011, 06:52 PM #56Senior Member
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Hatteras especially for sure has had waves this Summer. delmarva and even south jersey have been way better than here.we have a lowtide sandbar in 8 feet deep water that will not break.this has never happened here before in all my 35 summers surfed here
Aug 21, 2011, 07:23 PM #57
OBX has had a bit but not like the typical summer
I frequent the OBX often in the summer and I have only caught a few swells and none of them have tuned out as good as forecasted this year. Honestly I have had some fun chest high days spring til now in VB and down south but not many, not as many as we typically have. THe good thing is for the past 6 years whenever the ECSC hits VB they get fun surf for at least one day of the comp, hopefully that holds true and I can get back from Seattle by this weekend.
Aug 22, 2011, 01:42 AM #58
Aug 22, 2011, 01:56 AM #59
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- North Wildwood ,Nj
You just gotta take the good with the bad . Solitude is on its way calm down people LOL
Aug 22, 2011, 02:04 PM #60
...and I too expect a decent swell between now and labor day, mainly based on previous years data. it's not rocket science..
- - Lee the Stud on Aug 19
Props for the prescient call.
Could be a future in forecasting for you if you toss the engineering gig.
Last edited by yankee; Aug 22, 2011 at 02:07 PM.