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  1. #1
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    Good Call, Doctah SwellInfo

    OCMD was ok yesterday, but that sideshore current was a northbound transporter.

    Assateague today was lots of fun. Plenty of long peeling waves & lots of short up & down right coast stuff, of course. I will admit to being pretty friggin cold after 3 hours in the water with just boards & rashie. The upwelling kept it nippy out there. The guys who wore shorties were smart.

    After weeks of not very much, along with the usual bellyaching & griping by those-that-are-rarely-happy, this was a good call by Micah.

    Props are due!

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    I concur. I drove 7 hours roundtrip to/from Assateague with my 2 boys just to bodyboard for 4 hours. Was it perfect? No. Was it worth the trip? Absolutely. Got very lucky on the traffic front, too.

    Water was a tad chilly. At the end of July I returned from a 2 week vacation in New Smryna, so today's session took a little getting used to. Still, when you have "the fever", no hill is an obstacle.

    I hadn't been to Assateague in 25 years until today, so I was quite surprised at the crowd near the entrance. Didn't take much walking to get to a less crowded area, but I was amazed at the number of folks eschewing the honky-tonk of OCMD and going to Assateague instead.
    Last edited by Mid-Life Crisis; Aug 13, 2012 at 12:48 AM.

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    Nice! Of course I had plans out of town this weekend...

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    yeah the forecast for lbi was literally spot on this weekend, i would however like to see the wind readings back up

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    "slurp slurp, mmmmmm" Don't forget to wipe your chin.
    Forecast was 3-4+ for both days. In reality it was 2ft with occ. 3ft maybe. I'm not ripping on the forecast, just the *ick sucking.

  6. #6
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    Finally... a positive thread about the forecasting... well done!

    Sorry you got skunked, Douggie...

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    Please don't be offended by my comment, I'm just rippin. I did get a handful of fun ones on my shortboard in the morning yesterday and a sh*t load of fun longboard waves in the afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Please don't be offended by my comment, I'm just rippin. I did get a handful of fun ones on my shortboard in the morning yesterday and a sh*t load of fun longboard waves in the afternoon.
    Well there you go, Douggie, even you grudgingly admit that you had fun.

    In a week or so, the haters can re-surface & start *****ing about the f'u'cast. Autumn is just around the corner. Storms are coming, tourists go home, soon, and life in the water improves, soon.

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    enough out there to stay loose. please bring some tropical waves soon. this summer mush is getting real old

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    Definite score here at the Inlet, I got there early to get a good spot and hang out all day, at 1st wasn't catching anything although they looked good from the beach, the low offshore and slow rolling 10 secs was making it a bit too slow but once the tide started to shift and the the sets started firing it was 2-3 with 4+ sets and PERFECT, I SUP'd the F out of some waves early while the wind was low and the crowd was slim, but once the wind shifted I pulled out the 8'1"er and went to town before storms rolled in. Great great day, was a little underforecasted for SI (said knee high), but Surfline (said 2-3 w/+sets)s nailed it, so luckily I didn't get skunked on my 2.5hr drive in the dark!