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.
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.
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!