LOGIN | REGISTER

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 29

Thread: Winds

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Turtle Island
    Posts
    4,667
    Images
    6
    Yeah man, I was out a couple weeks back w/ stiff(idk, 25-30) sideshore winds/current...alot of work to stay in position and get back out. Glad I got the sesh in but wasn't entirely comfortable the entire time, wouldn't have gone out if i was alone.

  2. #12
    the last three swells in NJ have had 30+mph offshore winds.
    Makes for great black and white photos, but I find surfing in those conditions rather ****ty. I like to be able to do a turn without getting blown off the back of the wave. If you can pull into a brown death barrel that's nice too.

  3. #13
    I was pumped when I saw the swell/wind direction lining up for some good spots in New England, now I'm looking at these 30 mph+ winds on Saturday with the temp dropping to around 0 on Sunday. I'm still hopeful, but you can't comfortably bet on good conditions now.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    in the grace of the most holy FSM
    Posts
    3,272
    Quote Originally Posted by MHS222 View Post
    I was pumped when I saw the swell/wind direction lining up for some good spots in New England, now I'm looking at these 30 mph+ winds on Saturday with the temp dropping to around 0 on Sunday. I'm still hopeful, but you can't comfortably bet on good conditions now.
    it looks like you guys are gonna get hammered by this thing up there. possibly 30" of snow?!?

  5. #15
    I would rather have light offshores but you take what you can get. If you don't go out with strong offshores over 30mph, you wouldn't really surf much in the winter or you would miss the peak of winter swells.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Folly beach
    Posts
    141
    Images
    5
    Yeah all the time. This was last week 20-30 mph cross/on and 2-4ft

    Skip to :55



  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Carolina Beach
    Posts
    172
    I grew up in Hatteras and got used to surfing in strong wind most of the time, and to me you need to take into account the distance the break from the shore. If you are surfing a deep water shore break as opposed to 3rd bar and 1/4 mile out you are certainly going to take a different approach..hopefully.

  8. #18
    25+ mph winds in the winter time in the northeast with head high dumpy surf is a tough session. i haven't surfed much since sandy so i'm not as acclimated to the cold water (it's 40 degrees here) or in very good paddle shape like i ordinarily would be right now. even as desperate as i am, gotta say i'm looking at the forecast saturday and hoping it shrinks a bit or i may have to sit this one out. good luck to those who can pull it off. hope you score. yeeww!

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    it looks like you guys are gonna get hammered by this thing up there. possibly 30" of snow?!?
    That's what they're saying, and the forecasts now are pretty unanimous calling for the 2+ feet range. I'm always the first one to call bs and over-forecasting, but it looks like there's a good chance there will be 2+ feet on the beach. When I first saw the wind speed, I was thinking of heading to the mountains instead, but if the winds are really 40+ mph they will shut the lifts down. I'm hoping the wind has a little sideshore in it because straight offshore will shut down the surf too - big closed out walls at most spots. Looks like I can't count on anything just yet, just hope it all lines up. Most likely I'll end up at least checking anywhere that could be good.

  10. #20
    These type of storms seperate the men from the boys. When theres multiple feet of snow on the beach and 25+MPH winds, you have to really want it. As of right now, Saturday morning is definitely a go in my eyes.