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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    As of today, the NY/NJ Baykeeper said, "Don't swim, don't fish, don't touch... don't go anywhere near the water" in the harbor/bay area, and advised waiting, "at least another week before going into the ocean" in the areas around the Bay.

    The moral question of whether you should surf or not is a personal choice. The health and safety of surfing in waters known to be contaminated is a bit more concrete... but still not absolute. Tides, winds, swells... all affect the dispersal of contaminates.
    ^^^+1
    http://www.nynjbaykeeper.org/index.p...news&Itemid=65

  2. #22
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    The moral question of whether you should surf or not is a personal choice
    hmmm... I think you're right...if you wanna help out, clean up, fix up your local beach, and maybe make a new friend...cool... you're a kind hearted soul... if you wanna surf because that's what you like to do...then do it... guilt free...methinks too many "you should be helping out not surfing" posts... you should.... do whatever you want. In my experience with storm direct hits (Hugo in SC and more than a few on the OBX in the late 90s & early 2000s)... I never heard such talk... even in the midst of destruction and clean up efforts... we surfed it up in Pig farm runoff turd water... why? Because we're surfers... Help out if you can...surf if you want to!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranded in Smithfield View Post
    hmmm... I think you're right...if you wanna help out, clean up, fix up your local beach, and maybe make a new friend...cool... you're a kind hearted soul... if you wanna surf because that's what you like to do...then do it... guilt free...methinks too many "you should be helping out not surfing" posts... you should.... do whatever you want. In my experience with storm direct hits (Hugo in SC and more than a few on the OBX in the late 90s & early 2000s)... I never heard such talk... even in the midst of destruction and clean up efforts... we surfed it up in Pig farm runoff turd water... why? Because we're surfers... Help out if you can...surf if you want to!!!!
    Couldn't agree more, and wow you brought up Hugo, haven't heard of that one in a while, what a beast!

  4. I live in the bayshore area and my town/ surroudning towns were effected pretty badly from Hurricane Sandy, I lost 3 out of 4 working vehicles almost took water in my house thank god my foundation was built higher then 6' I'm still without power and been staying at a friends house with power, and I must say im looking forward to the upcoming swell I did not get out during "before" or "After" sandy I dont know how many Jersey guys did or did not but im sure it was pumping somewhere and wish I couldve atleast seen it!! But I couldnt leave my house for 2 days with out WADERS and a dry top it helps that I fish and have this stuff. with that being said I'm really itching to get out tired of cleaning, helping, working, and everything inbetween curfew laws going on ODD EVEN gas days, I need a day out in the water and hoping I can find acess and a good break....

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    [QUOTE=walkingonh2o;145718]i miss that thread....

    ya, i am bummed too. Even tho all the sand bars look sooo much better...


    how are all the beach breaks in the nj beaches? like did it make the beach flat or create any sandbars? i wouldnt have any way of findding out untill next year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cresto4 View Post
    Wait. What? If that's the thinking, nobody would ever surf. Or do anything fun. People are suffering all the time. All the time. Everyday. All around the world. Help when you can and how you can. Everyday. And then paddle out, enjoy your sesh and help some more. You gotta stay sane if you're gonna be of any use to anyone other than yourself...

    Well said.
    (Which, given our history, Cresto & I, is high praise indeed.)

    BTW, I thought the quote from Mick Fanning after he was eliminated from contention at the O'Neill Coldwater Classic in re: the east coast's suffering was total, pure class on his part.

  7. #27
    There is nothing wrong with taking a break to get in a surf. It really helps to get your mind off things for a while. I have had to take some time every day just to keep from freaking out. I was not able to enjoy the one session I had, but it still helped clear my head a bit.
    The problem is that the waves will be joined by a Noreaster. That's what nobody needs right now. We need nice warm weather.

  8. #28
    Even if the water is unclean what about all the debris? It may be a few months until I get back into the water.

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    Feeling for you guys, we have definately had our share. I say surf when you can, just don't get speared by any roller coaster tracks.

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by natkitchen View Post
    Feeling for you guys, we have definately had our share. I say surf when you can, just don't get speared by any roller coaster tracks.
    Yeah that's what I'm talking about lol. I live in brick which is like10 to 15 minutes from seaside, my friends dad went into the bay with a boat and said there's nothing but wood and debris floating around.