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    Stiff Offshores vs. Light Onshore Wind Conditions

    Which do you prefer? I know it seems like a no brainer but was wondering what your thoughts are on this. I'm use to mostly onshore or N / S wind conditions, but occassionally we get treated to some offshore winds. The light offshore days aren't really what i'm referring to, i'm more talking about 15-20+mph offshores.

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    offshore winds = bigger barrels... Hard to argue against that equation.

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    offshore....crazy OFFSHORE

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    15-20 offshore is quite doable. 25-30 is getting pretty radical. The bigger the swell, the more offshores it can take. Gale force puts a cap on it for me. Light onshore is still fun... and I'll take onshore over sideshore any day.

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    Off shore winds! Stand those b*tches up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    15-20 offshore is quite doable. 25-30 is getting pretty radical. The bigger the swell, the more offshores it can take. Gale force puts a cap on it for me. Light onshore is still fun... and I'll take onshore over sideshore any day.
    this nails it. i don't understand the fascination a lot of surfers have now w/ onshore winds.

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    On an east swell I'd rather have light onshore, but as long as there is some angle I'll take offshores.

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    I like offshore winds but when they get blowing to hard it will keep you from dropping in especially in chest high surf. I guess too much of anything can be bad. 20+ is too much in my opinion. You have to find a condo to block the resistance.

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    I'm keen on offshore really agitates but after they get throwing out to hard it'll keep you from losing in particularly in chest muscles high surf. I guess too much of anything can be bad. 20+ is an excessive amount many people feel.

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    Good feedback, I'm all about offshore winds, preferrably in the 5-10 range, but 10-15 is doable. 20+ is where things start getting a bit more challenging. I find they start walling up if it's a direct E Swell or sometimes they are difficult to actually get into, so to me the tricky part is positioning yourself a bit more inside because the wave will appear as though it's getting ready to break outside or close out but that sum b*tch will just keep on going, almost like an illusion.