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Thread: Record Summer?

  1. #21
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    "personally, i can't wait for the next solidly overhead swell to see how many people *actually* paddleout & back up all the ****-talking that's been going on & how many find some excuse to just hang in the parking lot or on the beach watching. that's always how it is on a decent to big swell...lot's of people talking in the lead up, not so many paddling out & catching waves when it comes to suit deed to word."

    What he said...Fortunately, I don't have a chance to listen to people talk smack anymore and puff their ability levels up. Got kids, job, and priorities. But when it's time to surf a thin crowd definately trumps a bunch of bodies in chest high slop. I love walking over the dune by myself finally seeing the ocean do what it should be doing.

  2. #22
    Although the lack of swell has been absolutely insane, it may be a blessing. Labor day is when all the "shoobies" head back north and kids go back to school, leaving us with at least a chance at decent surf with only a few guys. I remember last year surfing Danielle closeouts with at least 50ppl minimum (not too fun). It's just getting out of control the amount of people in the water these days. I think ppl seem to forget this is the East Coast, we only get "good" waves maybe 10x a year with only 2-3 of them being "epic". The rest of the time we are just frothing over scraps (in 5-7mm suits mind you) on world standards. And..I just love how ppl tend to complain about the most redic sh*t. Your mad kooks dont paddle out in hurricane surf...seriously!?! I don't care if the look all day as long as they aren't causing traffic in the line up. Let's face it, if anyone on here could "really surf"they would be sponsored and doing trips. Not dealing with east coast kooks. My suggestion is for many ppl on here, get some video of yourself (ask one of the kooks watching)... I bet your not "ripping" as hard as you think. Check yoself before you wreck yoself.

  3. #23
    97L is probably headed into the Caribbean but will make some little ones for Wed and Thur, S of Hatteras, and Thur, N of Hatteras. But there may be a decent storm behind 97L that’ll rock the casbah for next weekend. I’ll believe it when I see it, but I’m hopeful.

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    June through August may be shameful, but September is when things get interesting... The last several years, the very end of August, or just around September 1, tends to mark a significant swell event.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by fupafest View Post
    Let's face it, if anyone on here could "really surf"they would be sponsored and doing trips. Not dealing with east coast kooks. My suggestion is for many ppl on here, get some video of yourself (ask one of the kooks watching)... I bet your not "ripping" as hard as you think. Check yoself before you wreck yoself.


    If you want to stand in the mirror and practice your podium speech and put fake sponsor stickers all over your board... then check yourself before you wreck yoself.

    ...and I too expect a decent swell between now and labor day, mainly based on previous years data. it's not rocket science...
    Last edited by leethestud; Aug 19, 2011 at 04:46 PM.

  7. #27
    i hope fla and the islands dont get beat up too bad

  8. #28
    I have to say i enjoy the summertime scraps with all the kooks, if you actually know how to surf you can scoot yourself right around all the people that dont know what their doing. And they look at you like your a Surf God, it quite amusing. Then come late Hurricane and nor-easter season when the "real" waves come, it thins that crowd out the people that actually nkow what their doing...mostly.

    I must say tho, that the amount of familys with brand new boards in boardbags that come to my local break is quite disturbing. They put about a 1/4 bar of wax on a 9ft log and sit 30 foot out past any breaking waves. And they call themselves "surfers". I just cant wait untill the fad calms down a bit. But in the meantime, you just have to do a little extra steering.

  9. #29
    A BROAD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS GRADUALLY BECOMING BETTER DEFINED
    ABOUT MIDWAY BETWEEN THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS AND THE WEST COAST OF
    AFRICA. THE LOW IS PRODUCING A LARGE AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS...AND
    UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT AS
    IT MOVES WEST TO WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH. THIS SYSTEM
    HAS A MEDIUM CHANCE...50 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE
    DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. REGARDLESS OF DEVELOPMENT...LOCALLY
    HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE CAPE VERDE
    ISLANDS TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
    That's from the NHC, so maybe we'll get lucky..

  10. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by havanasand View Post
    "personally, i can't wait for the next solidly overhead swell to see how many people *actually* paddleout & back up all the ****-talking that's been going on & how many find some excuse to just hang in the parking lot or on the beach watching. that's always how it is on a decent to big swell...lot's of people talking in the lead up, not so many paddling out & catching waves when it comes to suit deed to word."

    What he said...Fortunately, I don't have a chance to listen to people talk smack anymore and puff their ability levels up. Got kids, job, and priorities. But when it's time to surf a thin crowd definately trumps a bunch of bodies in chest high slop. I love walking over the dune by myself finally seeing the ocean do what it should be doing.