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  1. #51
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    i'm thinking about parking where i can see the water and bringing a camera and just watching. after the storm passes the models have 40kt offshores - not rideable at all. you wont be able to paddle back in

  2. #52
    dude brah shred rip gnarly

  3. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by RightCoastRipper View Post
    i'm thinking about parking where i can see the water and bringing a camera and just watching. after the storm passes the models have 40kt offshores - not rideable at all. you wont be able to paddle back in

    Don't do it man, not if you like your windshield and paint. A sand-blasted windshield really sucks

  4. #54
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewk529 View Post
    Someone should call 911 as soon as he hits the water
    That was a good one.

  5. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by jettyface View Post
    Do you think you could duck dive with a life jacket on? I just started surfing this year and I think Irene might be a good time to get used to bigger waves. Any thoughts?
    UMMMMM yea, just call the coast guard and let them know where your going to b surfing, with a little information about current strength, direction, and wave height they should b able to figure pretty closely where youll wash up... unfortunately you could strap yourself to a 55gal drum full of helium and a 20 ft wave will still pound you. even with a vest if you go over the falls on a 20 ft wave and land in 3 ft of water thats asking for a broken neck, a lifejacket will just help ur body float and make it a little easier to find. I really am not hating but i worked as beach partol and 5-7 ft waves can get hairy, ive seen great surfers get hurt. you gotta b a strong swimmer and KNOW YOUR WATER. if you think thats what you got and a half mile swim is doable with no surfboard give it a go!

  6. #56
    Who else here is going out at 6 am on sunday morning to catch the 10-15 foot chops?

  7. #57
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    i think a dawn patrol on saturday is my best bet looking at the forecast right now, then we'll see what happens

  8. #58
    Ugh, I'm more concerned about the flooding that's going to happen here in the VB area. My wife works this weekend downtown and I probably have to take her to work. I'm looking for a good route to avoid the many flood zones there.

    I can forget about surfing this weekend, but there may be some surfable post-hurricane waves on Monday. I remember last year during the Labor Day weekend, we had a good window of nice waves after the hurricane (Earl?) passed and dissipated.

  9. #59
    It looks like that window will be on sunday. It gets pretty clean at about 7 am on sunday.

  10. #60
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    everyone keeps comparing irene to earl, but it seems to be escaping everyone's notice that irene is a LOT closer to the coast than earl was. the winds are going to be far less favorable & a lot more intense & the waves are going to be bigger, but largely unridable. i really don't think we're going to see much, if any, surf from this system. by the time the winds back off & it cleans up, the swell will be gone. it's just too close to the shore.