I haven't surfed all summer. Not because I don't like small waves. I'll surf anything my log can catch. But when I even think about surfing in the summer in my head all I can think about is the 30 other surfers knocking into me. If it happens to get over 3 feet that number can skyrocket. One time, in 3 foot choppy but not blown out conditions, I counted with binoculars (my friend can back me up on this, no exaggeration) over 80 people off the same jetty (it's the big jetty somewhere near Deal, not that it would be much of a spotburn to name). There is 2 main waves, one that breaks off the jetty and one that breaks in a little further and maybe 20 yards over. I ended up going to the next jetty to the left where I surfed with 3 other people. Go figure.
Winter time isn't so bad there unless it's head high+. But even then its nothing loike an ankle high day in summer. "bad crowd" in winter for me is more then 5-6 people at a popular spot.
Where you headed this morning. ..need to catch up. It's not happening where I'm at going to head north.
Looks like we missed each other, hope you made it out, it was glassy and offshore with some waist to chest sets, occasionally a plus set would roll through, had an incredible session, best I've surfed, possibly ever.
I didn't get your pm until late, but we were at the same park, I was riding the board with the red and blue paint scheme on the tail section.
That's crazy, so we somehow ended up at the same spot anyways? HAHA I don't know if I saw you or not, If you walked out the main entrance by the clubhouse and then headed North on the beach about 50-100 yards I was down there, at first all by myself as the sun was rising but as you probably noticed it got kinda crowded as the the morning went on. I stayed till about 10:45 and then had to take off. By that point I was tired anyways, been surfing all day every day since Thursday. Pretty sure I was the only guy riding a Coil out there though. Did you have a hat or rash guard on? I met several people this morning, very cool crowd till the late crowd showed up, then it kinda turned into a zoo. Anyways, glad you got it good too.
No man I kind of stayed in front or a little south of the main entrance, the crowd was a little thinner there, had any wave I wanted, stayed there up until 2:30 or so, had a slight onshore wind in the afternoon but it really didn't hurt the wave any...jeez, did I get fried.
Man, that sounds GREAT! My Dad stays in Palm Bay. He's been trying to get me to come visit. I haven't been back to Fla in forever. I hope to go visit him this winter when work slows down. (Probably no more surfin til fall for me anyhow) Told him I'd be bringin a board and wetsuit. Sounds like July has worked out pretty good on the East Coast y'all.
Hey SUP, check out Joe Cerdas next time you're bored. He's kind of a local hero around here. Real nice dude, and a stud on a SUP.
Yeah man, it was some of the best quality surf we've had in a while. Better than anything Arthur brought us, that's for sure. Waaaay under-forecasted too which is always welcomed. Didn't stop the crowd from coming out, but getting out at sunrise was the trick. I put a hole in the tail of my LB Friday evening so the 6'4" was all I was riding, which I wasn't sure would be enough board but when the swell came up it actually turned out to be the right board and glad I didn't worry about fixing the ding on the LB, i'll get to that this week sometime. You should visit your Pops dude, get some good surf in while you're here. Heal that sternum though, can't imagine how that feels.