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  1. #1
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    Aug 2012
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    South Shore, MA
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    Talking Surfing at sunrise

    I caught the sunrise from my surfboard this morning for the first time! It's one of those things that I've planned to do half a hundred times but I always seem to make excuses until the sun is already high in the sky. Nevertheless, it was absolutely beautiful! Woke up at 5 and was in the water by 5:30. There were knee to thigh high rollers coming in, a slight offshore breeze, bait fish jumping all around me, and the sun turned the sky orange as it started to rise. Oh, plus I had the entire beach to myself. There's nothing else like it! Definitely way better than sitting at work all day watching an ESE wind come up and spoil the waves! This might be a new ritual for me...

    Who else can relate?!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
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    Wilmington
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    I try to get at least one dawn patrol a week. I prefer surfing early in the morning.

  3. #3
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    Mar 2012
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    Central FL
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    Dawn Patrol, best surf you'll ever have by far, hence my screen name, can't find a better way catch a wave and enjoy the surrounds of the beautiful ocean, and like you said, it's typically all by yourself or maybe with a small handful, but it's peaceful nonetheless

  4. #4
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    Mar 2012
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    Wilmington, NC
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    It's freaky though, the first time I did it, there seemed to be schools of fish popping up all around me. Then I realized they were being chased by a larger fish. Then I thought, wait, what if there's an even larger fish down there. Then I realized I wasn't the top of the food chain out there. Still, it is awesome.

  5. #5
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    Aug 2011
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    i did this about 2-3 weeks ago dark when i got out. had the beach to my self for an hour watched the sunrise, dolphin swimming within 10 feet of me, and waist high peelers. nothing better in my opinion except maybe sunset surfing.

  6. #6
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    Sep 2008
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    VA BEACH
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    the fish freak you out at first, as long as you dont see major splashing youre good lol. it is a great scene though...nothing like seeing the sun rise. luckily i work the midnight shift so i see the sunrise everyday..definetly a benefit of working hours others dont like to work.

  7. #7
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    Aug 2009
    Location
    Monmouth Beach, NJ
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    Had a DP sesh a couple weeks ago when I was on vacation. Just me and every carpenter on the island. Still... there's something about it you just can't put into words.

  8. #8
    Dawn Patrol rules. Even better in the winter!

  9. #9
    Winds are always a little calmer and waves a little cleaner. I like it in the summer to avoid the heat and crowds.

  10. #10
    Dawn Patrols make us who we are. Love going to work afterwards all chill while all the non-surfers look all stressed and haggard...