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    Smile The scariest / most frightening surf spot you EVER surfed ???

    Well, was just thinking about it.

    Which was the spot that really scared me ?

    and i DONT necessarily mean scary judging the wavesize. could be scary/eery atmosphere, gross marine life or other hazards too.

    for me it would be a Day in may in northern france, brittany. The last days was severe storm, and allthough it was sunny, the air was crisp and cold.

    To avoid crowds, Me and my brother packed the SUV and went looking for some nice spots along the coast. Brittany is a place of dozens of unknow breaks, hidden in small coves or protected by cliffs and rocks.



    after looking for an hour we found a deserted beachbreak, in front of some large rocks. The water was really cold and foamy. Waves were overhead+ with some large sets coming in and we were only ones in water. Perfect A Frames, but long paddle out.

    I was just paddling out, and realized that the paddle out was even longer than we judged from the beach, and once we made it to lineup we both just got this eery feeling:

    to much rocks in the water, a pounding inside filled with kelp, no one at the beach, no town around you for miles, long walk from beach, and you just dont want to know what else is swimming around in the water.

    besides that the water was deep blue and rich in sediments, so you had like no vision whats beneath the surface.

    got some nice waves there but wiping/paddling/sitting for sets was no fun at all, because of this constant sinister feeling.
    Last edited by germanguy; May 14, 2012 at 12:09 PM.

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    An inlet on an island in Northern Florida... brown, murky water and tons of nasty little sharks... over a mile walk up the beach from where I parked. All I could think about was having my hand or foot bit, and having to walk all the way back to the car bleeding like a stuck pig.

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    Playa Rosda, Nicaragua.. **** was a death trap on that big day.

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    Carmenal Cost Rica- hadn't seen a person in over an hour. Rivermouth to the north making for a yoohoo quality of the water. Shifty currents. The wave eas fantastic but that didn't help as it was just me & my buddy so we both might as well have been alone due to the long rides and paddle out. As spooky as a sunny tropical spot can be.

    that or Pacifica near San Fran- nastiest beach I've ever seen. Cold, gloomy and I couldn't help but think of sharks the whole time.

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    yeah found myself a rock / reef break in the cliffs between Hermosa and Jaco on a big day when the beaches were closing out. I get out there to what I think is the take off zone just to take a set on the head in about 2' of water. I brush that one off and go out further... and the current takes me. I see Jaco rapidly approaching and end up belly surfing in through the maxed out black sand closeouts and wash up almost 2 miles from where I paddled out. F*ck everything about that day.

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    Gilgo Beach Long Island New York, I've read about a lot of shark activity on long island and its a super far paddle out with crazy current. But the perfect lefts were worth it...it didn't get really creepy until I paddled in and walk back to my car..I'm stopped by a police officer who begins asking me all these questions if i have seen any suspicious activity or persons on the beach. I say no, sorry and he lets me continue on my way as helicopters are buzzing over head and they have the entire road shut down for a police search. Come to find out later that someone has been dumping dead hookers out there. they found like 15 corpses.

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    Praia De Norte, Portugal.

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    Praia Mole (Gravata) Florianopolis, Brazil. Impossible paddle out and if you don't catch a set wave you will be smashed into rocks

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    Montauk, this one spot below the cliffs just west of the lighthouse, late late fall, BIG E OH to DOH Swell, late fall, grey sky, the only place to enter or leave the water was a sand pile about 40 ft across, everything else was
    giant slimy boulders, so we paddled out and the current swept you out pretty far, impossible to paddle back
    to the sand area, the fear, not unwarranted because I and the 2 people I was with had never surfed there before, was of eventually getting swept out into the most open ocean most east coast surfers have ever been in off the point - beyond where you could catch a wave back in - and of course if you know Montauk at all you know there are some big ass sharks there - and hope the Coast Guard decides to rescue you (they did about a half dozen that day)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    Montauk, this one spot below the cliffs just west of the lighthouse, late late fall, BIG E OH to DOH Swell, late fall, grey sky, the only place to enter or leave the water was a sand pile about 40 ft across, everything else was
    giant slimy boulders, so we paddled out and the current swept you out pretty far, impossible to paddle back
    to the sand area, the fear, not unwarranted because I and the 2 people I was with had never surfed there before, was of eventually getting swept out into the most open ocean most east coast surfers have ever been in off the point - beyond where you could catch a wave back in - and of course if you know Montauk at all you know there are some big ass sharks there - and hope the Coast Guard decides to rescue you (they did about a half dozen that day)
    Oh yeah MTK can get real creepy/sketchy.