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.
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Thread: longest waves on the east coast
Jun 16, 2012, 04:17 AM #11
Jun 16, 2012, 05:43 AM #12Senior Member
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Jun 16, 2012, 11:42 AM #13
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.
Jun 16, 2012, 12:24 PM #14Member
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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.
Jun 16, 2012, 12:55 PM #15
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.
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Jun 16, 2012, 02:07 PM #16Senior Member
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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
Jun 19, 2012, 05:34 PM #19
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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
this is at holden, where u said u mainly surf, just to reiterate that waves quality constantly changes on the east coast