When you finally make a handle on Swellinfo after a year of lurking the forums.
And I thought that it was funny that you mentioned worrying about cold weather wax, because just today on my drive home from upstate NY, I was wondering if I should make sure my wetsuit is smell free for the next swell that comes in. And I wear boardshorts through the end of september.
While I am learning surfing, I am an alright bodyboarder as I did it since I was a kid. Usually I go to the water atleast a few times a week because on the bodyboard I can still have fun in 2.5 foot slop. I haven't been out in the water in 2 weeks now
Killing some good size class Spanish Macks in about 40' of water at dawn and dusk. Most are 3+ pounders. Clark Spoons in 0 and 00 green, pink and silver flash behind 1 oz trolling weights or number 1 planers. Bluewater Candy Spanish Mack squids doing great on the surface. Make sure you keep a dink ballyhoo behind a Bluewater Candy skirt on your shotgun long--the Kings are starting to move close to shore.
Flounder fishing is the best at the nearshore ledges, AR's and live bottom. I prefer Spro or Bluewater Candy bucktails in 1-3 oz depending on current tipped with Gulp 4" and 3" shrimp and 4+" jerk shads. Night time gigging in the flats and marsh creeks is producing a good number of flatties too.
Big Bulls and Black Tips right off the beach: Find a shrimp boat and drift while soaking mullet heads on Owner 10/0-12/0 circle hooks. Make sure you use at least 200lb piano wire leader and have a good team release plan when you catch the shark. A 300lb Bull will pull your arm out of the socket, make sure you leader it in like you would a Marlin.
This low wave action and forecast NE wind for a couple days will get the water really clear nearshore and hopefully inshore. Spearfishing by this weekend could be all-time with 15+ feet viz right on shore to 30+ feet in the blue water.