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    1st street here in VB is going to be really interesting when a decent size swell rolls through. out at the end of the jetty yesterday it was like 2ft deep at spots. dont know what tide it was but if it was near high tide, its gonna be interesting for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757surfer View Post
    1st street here in VB is going to be really interesting when a decent size swell rolls through. out at the end of the jetty yesterday it was like 2ft deep at spots. dont know what tide it was but if it was near high tide, its gonna be interesting for sure.
    IOP got a little weird as well. I am used to being able to basically walk out to the break in 5' deep water. So, the waves would start breaking in water 6-7 ft deep, and you could ride it pretty far in with a min depth of 3'. This worked in all tides fairly well. After the big Sandy surf, there are some odd sandbars and the beach break is too damn shallow in low to mid tide. I am talking 3' where it starts breaking and if you dare ride it in, 2' where you jump off (ouch). At high tide, it seems to be ok, but I miss having some tiny stuff to play in while the tide is out. The last day of Sandy swell, the good waves were pretty far off shore. It was a workout just to make it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    IOP got a little weird as well. I am used to being able to basically walk out to the break in 5' deep water. So, the waves would start breaking in water 6-7 ft deep, and you could ride it pretty far in with a min depth of 3'. This worked in all tides fairly well. After the big Sandy surf, there are some odd sandbars and the beach break is too damn shallow in low to mid tide. I am talking 3' where it starts breaking and if you dare ride it in, 2' where you jump off (ouch). At high tide, it seems to be ok, but I miss having some tiny stuff to play in while the tide is out. The last day of Sandy swell, the good waves were pretty far off shore. It was a workout just to make it out.
    Yea its crazy how only a mile can make a big difference in the waves you ride. Another spot that I surf here was going off during the noreaster swell. it almost looked like a point break for once. Ive seen it do it at other times as well but the sandbars/swell angle has to be perfect for it. Sure is fun when it does though.