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  1. #11
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    Now hold on a minute, you can't fill a car up with cement and then drive it into the ocean. Where would you sit? No first you have to attach pontoons to the cars, then fill them up with cement and then tug them into the ocean. We'll need a tug boat and lots of ice. Lots of ice. We'll have to do it at your break though, we can't just drop cars into the ocean here in SoCal (which is only 200$ away one way, then stay at the Banana Bungalow on the beach, at the end of Reed St. in PB for $36 a night, eat Ramen from the Von's down the street, decent surf at your doorstep); damn hippies.

  2. #12
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    Big Yellow Joint, Big Yellow Joint,
    Meet me on down at the Big Yellow Joint

  3. #13
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    It all depends on what the sandbars are like and the swell direction.
    I will let you in on a little info: I have surfed some of the longest waves of my life in the Brunswick County beaches, mostly during a certain part of hurricane swells--talking 200-300 yards of grinders. Rarely are there more than just the people I surf with out, probably because the paddle can be so darned long and these spots aren't in the list of "usual suspects." Now, I hope I gave you just enough info to drive you crazy, but you can probably figure out the types of breaks I am talking about with a little recon work during swells--that's how I figured it out.
    Florida has coquina reefs up and down the coast, but they can close out just as bad as any sandbar. For good long rides there I would be looking around the Space Coast.
    If you want point breaks, fly up to Rhode Island.

  4. #14
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    thanks guys,

    Eroc i think i know what your talking about, because last September in brunswick county. during a tropical storm i noticed the waves were going really long. like you said they were really far out though, also they were REALLY BIG. i didnt feel i would be safe out there with that and my experience at the time. maybe this hurricane season i will be able to go out that far and be ok. i guess there is only one way to find out

    zaGaffer thanks for all that info. i might have to take a look into that trip soon. it seems really cheap and it would be nice to surf on the west coast.

    thanks for all yalls help guys. guess im going to have to get better at reading the forecasts for the different spots.

  5. #15
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    Coast Rica is close and so is Puerto too. As mentioned get used to it and just wait Hurricane season is underway and the best is still to come. Oh and you had better KNOW if you are ready to paddle way out deep in Hurricane surf no THINK you are ready.
    Last edited by rcarter; Jun 16, 2012 at 12:57 PM.

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by radripperaj View Post
    hey guys,

    Im sure someone has asked this question before, but i did a search and didnt see one. anyway ive been surfing for two years now and i would like to start learning how to do more than just go left or right with the wave. however it seems that the instant you get up and drop in and get turned one way, you have about three to five seconds before the whole dang wave is over. i normally surf holden beach or folly beach. im just wondering where the longest waves in the south east are? basically any where from wilmington down to florida. if anyone could give me some help on this i would appreciate it very much.

    Thanks AJ
    Try Stuart, FL (beware of rich little punks...)

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter View Post
    Coast Rica is close and so is Puerto too. As mentioned get used to it and just wait Hurricane season is underway and the best is still to come. Oh and you had better KNOW if you are ready to paddle way out deep in Hurricane surf no THINK you are ready.
    There are inconsistent good breaks on the east coast and PR. Some breaks in Nova Scotia can do their best rincon type impression as well as Rincon, PR can get really good. But as far as consistency you will have to look else where. The west coast and HI are just so much better (more breaks, more consistent, better breaks) than the east coast. That being said I score some 10 second plus rides this past week in the north east and that isn't bad no matter where you come from. Being on the east coast most of the time you must make the best out of the worst.

  8. #18
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    Like Erock said ... try central Florida Space Coast...surfed some real long waves there, you just gotta have the right swell and tide...you"ll figure it out

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by radripperaj View Post
    i was afraid that is what i might hear. it sucks seeing the videos on youtube, with people riding waves that go for what seems like a whole minute. what would be the cheapest place to go to that has some decent long waves?
    The entire west coast. From Washington, through CA and all the way to the end of Baja is filled with Points and reef, many of which have those 30 second+rides available quite often. Keep practicing and watch flights... once you are confident that you can surf well enough to not drown etc, as most of these points and reefs have no life guards etc, not to mention the very shallow reefs that often produce these conditions... Those big perfect waves you see in all those videos "look" prefect and easy, but when are are actually paddling in and riding them, they offer extreme challenge... You can play a lot of them safe, but if you are caught on the inside or go over the falls up against a reef point by the line up, you could be getting pounded on rocks, reefs and numerous other dangers....

    So, they are all over the world really, but still plenty within your own country.... Once you get really good on beach breaks, reefs and points are a walk in the park, unless its big and sketchy like i mentioned above... Come to a place like San Diego in the summer and there are mellow beginner reefs that are deeper and not hollow that will allow you to cruise around for a couple hundred yards all summer long... Boring for some, but if you want a "long ride", you are guaranteed one

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    this is at holden, where u said u mainly surf, just to reiterate that waves quality constantly changes on the east coast