Well.. it couldn't be from the flat swell...
Officers were called to the area between Roosevelt and Whitehall avenues at about 4:30 p.m. A patrolling officer spotted the man face down against a set of rocks, the apparent result of a surfing accident, Capt. Earl Alexander said.
guy could have been fishing an fallen on the rocks. it doesn't say anywhere that they found a surf board.
wow this is too crazy i surf deal, long branch all the time.. i even ate pizza for lunch by Roosevelt today, didn't see any cops or commotion, didn't even see the body while looking for waves in the distance either.. second death at this beach in the past two years.. wow
Pretty sure thats an old wives tale. My mother used to tell me that before I jumped into a 3 foot deep pool. I used to have to sit and sweat for a half hour before going back in. That was the 70's though with a mom who was born in the 30's so she had some crazy ideas. This is sad either way. I remember a few people dying in the mid to late eighties down in longbranch/deal after getting their leashes wrapped around a pilling and being pulled under in big surf. Maybe the guy was riding a sup and got a look at his reflection in the glassy smooth lake atlantic and just keeled over from disgust. Sorry I couldn't resist, rest in peace buddy.I almost lost a friend because he didn't wait till he digested all that he had eaten and he paddled out
Interesting, the police mention its a result of a surfing accident... but no waves... wonder if the guy was out paddling around on a sup for exercise, I did see two guys out sup paddling around the north end of belmar after work today...
I was thinking it's gotta be the guy slipped on the rocks while going in/coming out. To access that spot you need to go down the jetty's so thats the only thing that makes sense. Sounds much better than drowning from overeating
there was decent sized waves yesterday night in monmouth beach and i heard it was even bigger in asbury
Enter.. Robert Stack and the red haired dude from CSI..
First of all, the article leaves a lot to the imagination. And without the extended version of the story (likely due out any minute) a curious insomniac is left to ponder the 'what if's'... Follow me here.. I'm thinking... that beach collects alot of sh*t, as in debris (actual raw feces only sometimes). So it's possible our John Doe came from any number of the surrounding beaches.. Also, the article doesn't mention a surf board... anywhere. So why does the reporting officer classify him as 'a surfer'? .. Ok, back up Gil Grissom ... no waves.. Sh*t, what does this all mean?.. DAMN IT, think Caruso!.. ..ugh.. ok, maybe our guy is wearing a wetsuit, cop assumes surfer b/c they are most likely POI (person of interest) sighted in the area. So, what if we are really looking at someone who appears to be but is not an actual 'surfer'.. No. not the idiot that shows up on Memorial day pimpin camo shorts, but rather..a windsurfer or kitesurfer, ritual swimmer, or even the infamous spear fish dude.. I've personally seen each one of these guys on that stretch of beach at some point. So, my gut is screaming Kitesurfer.. He got blown up in the high winds from that cold front on Monday/Tues, hits head... whamo. BUT, wouldn't harness still be attached?
FCK! and we can also rule out windsurfer b/c I think he's probably wearing a vest.. so he's out too.. What does that leave?.. spear fish and swimmer. Remember, spear guy is usually only a glorified fisherman. 'Fisherman' is generally a misnomer because this guy doesn't really go to beach to catch fish. They mostly consist of guys that only say they are 'going fishing' so they can drink and create distance from their b*tch wife. You can usually spot them in the beach parking areas not but a few feet from their '97 Chevy rape van.. Its April and still fairly chilly.. Fish boy more likely finds the local strip bar a more enticing alternative .. BINGO! There you have it. Had to be the swimmer!! There is no shortage of wanna be triathletes living in the area. There he is, swimming along rockin some geothermal wetsuit and a perm (think JFK jr.), then all of sudden, Groin cramp, fck'd..
This makes complete sense now. You boys might as well save the buck on the morning press.. we already know what happened.