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Thread: Small waves vs. Big Waves
Jul 25, 2012, 06:53 PM #11
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Jul 25, 2012, 09:54 PM #16
too general. getting toward DOH reefs with a nice channel or Points=lotsa fun. getting toward DOH beachbreak, at least east coast, too much work too dumpy/can't hold it & often in ****ty conditions. On the right board its all the same knee high to a couple overhead... after that it gets interesting. Not a big wave rider, no interest in it even in media (rather watch lip tricks than dudes go down the line however large the wave may be), but my preference would be 8-10ft east coast (4-5 island). Most comfortable here as this size allows my fatness to truely shine.
Jul 25, 2012, 10:46 PM #17
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- Carolina Beach
For me its not only size but the swell direction, tide and board choice that really dictates how I approach a session. In NJ when its mid sized, hollow, and peeling down the line then all I am concerned with is pulling into barrels, whether I think I can make it or not. The bigger it gets or if the inside has a lot of current then the more choosy I get on which waves to go on. When it's small I just go on everything whether it's a closeout or not. Both are fun in their own way.
You can try anything in small waves without much consequence, but when it gets bigger I am a little more hesitant. Although, bigger waves = more speed which makes it easier to do almost every type of turn as long as you time the sections right.
I guess whether it's big or small, surfing is just fun.
Jul 25, 2012, 11:52 PM #18
Jul 25, 2012, 11:53 PM #19Senior Member
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I Don't know what it is but I get nervous on even 4 foot 3 foot waves I dont know what it is? Did any of you guys run into this in your younger teens. I already talked about it but I still get hesitant than I go over the falls and get this...
Doesn't look bad but hurts like a *****
Jul 26, 2012, 12:08 AM #20
For me, perfect and waist high on the right board, and a couple overhead on the right board are just as much fun.
NOT!... Hhahahaha! I take it back.... now that I think about it. Overhead and perfect is WAY more fun!