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  1. #1
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    East Coast Winter Review

    Okay, so it’s been over a decade since I have surfed a whole winter on the east coast… Can you guys give me a grade on a scale of 1-10 (10 being epic) for the overall swell review for this current winter… Its about what I had expected, but I feel over the past month or so, things have slowed down to a screeching halt. In my mind, this winter feels like about a 3… anyone want to shed some light based on the past 10 years or so, where this winter has ranked?

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    Pretty slow IMO, 2 significant swell events(that come to mind at the moment), and a couple minor localized windswells...w/ ya on the 3, 4 tops...and I personally missed the doomsday swell.

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    It's not over yet, February will produce something soon, just hang in there

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    1 - worst winter in memory
    2 - I've only surfed once this season so far
    3 - flatness punctuated by a few rideable days
    4 - a few good swells
    5 - decent; what you'd expect
    6- several runs of good surf
    7 - definitely better than average
    8 - a really good season
    9 - it's been awesome!
    10 - EPIC

    I'd give it about a 3.5 so far.
    Last edited by LBCrew; Feb 5, 2013 at 04:58 PM.

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    I'd say around a 4 ... There was the Doomsday swell, then another couple decent wind-swells since then in the chest-to-shoulder range for our area. I've actually been surfing a bit more than I thought I would be for this time of year, so while I'm not completely stoked, I am pleased.

    Hopefully this Sunday pans out ... head-high with a 12-second period, and hopefully the wind will cooperate :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    1 - worst winter in memory
    2 - I've only surfed once this season so far
    3 - flatness punctuated by a few rideable days
    4 - a few good swells
    5 - decent; what you'd expect
    6- several runs of good surf
    7 - definitely better than average
    8 - a really good season
    9 - it's been awesome!
    10 - EPIC
    Based on this scale, I'd give it a 6.5
    If January had even one or two more swells, a solid 7.
    If January was like February, an 8.

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    Id give it a 1. I have not surfed since october 20th.... sure the hurricane got in the way during november and december for me... but we've had nothing to go in for where I am.

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    doomsday? December 29th? Last week? There have been a couple big days this winter. I thought it's been pretty solid so far. January is always slow anyway so I didn't expect much. That swell last week was a nice surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34thStreetSurfing View Post
    doomsday? December 29th? Last week? There have been a couple big days this winter. I thought it's been pretty solid so far. January is always slow anyway so I didn't expect much. That swell last week was a nice surprise.
    Long Island hasnt gotten the same conditions you jersey guys got during those swells...

  10. Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    Long Island hasnt gotten the same conditions you jersey guys got during those swells...
    Last tuesday on long island was amazing