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    One ride-two waves

    I know it happens. Today I was at the end of a pretty good ride and started to turn for the paddle back out...and another wave was right behind the one I was on. Pure luck of timing,but I was able to pick it up and get another 20-30 yards of a ride.
    Nothing epic but I thought it was pretty cool. ( Cocoa Beach pier)

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    those are the best. to maintain speed and pump to make it. so fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by mushdoc View Post
    I know it happens. Today I was at the end of a pretty good ride and started to turn for the paddle back out...and another wave was right behind the one I was on. Pure luck of timing,but I was able to pick it up and get another 20-30 yards of a ride.
    Nothing epic but I thought it was pretty cool. ( Cocoa Beach pier)
    Happened to me down at Picnic Tables just a few minutes south of where you were at yesterday, the waves just kept coming... non-stop

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    I'm confused, so you rode a wave (outside set wave I'm guessing) then as it was dying out you laid down to paddle back out, saw another wave (a smaller wave that did not break outside I'm guessing) paddled and caught it? If so then I would say that is two different rides on two diffrent waves as you laid down AND were no longer moving with the wave, then had to catch another wave. Not being negative just trying to determine what you meant, either way that is still fun as hell cathcing two for one!

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    It was 2 for 1 happy hour all day long yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter View Post
    I'm confused, so you rode a wave (outside set wave I'm guessing) then as it was dying out you laid down to paddle back out, saw another wave (a smaller wave that did not break outside I'm guessing) paddled and caught it? If so then I would say that is two different rides on two diffrent waves as you laid down AND were no longer moving with the wave, then had to catch another wave. Not being negative just trying to determine what you meant, either way that is still fun as hell cathcing two for one!
    If you're asking me, it was more like I caught the set wave, rode it in till it died, but still had momentum to keep going over the flat section and stayed standing till the smaller wave behind it caught up and took me for another shorter but fun ride. Nothing epic, but didn't mind getting two for the price of one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter View Post
    I'm confused, so you rode a wave (outside set wave I'm guessing) then as it was dying out you laid down to paddle back out, saw another wave (a smaller wave that did not break outside I'm guessing) paddled and caught it? If so then I would say that is two different rides on two diffrent waves as you laid down AND were no longer moving with the wave, then had to catch another wave. Not being negative just trying to determine what you meant, either way that is still fun as hell cathcing two for one!
    Turned the board over the top of the ending wave and rode into the one behind it. Stayed up through the transition.

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    Was this in relatively clean conditions? Several times in the chop this spring/winter when consecutive waves were in such short period I would let one pass to take off on the following one only to catch it good but have inadequate room to ride given the speed I reached. End result is face planting (like a standing duck dive) into the back of the front wave ruining what would've been a great ride. Two thoughts I have are perhaps getting harder down the line on the one I catch to stay in the pocket if it doesn't get closed off by running into the wave in front, or crouching low in stance and angling body in such a way where I'd (much like a duck dive) break through the wave in front and ride out into that one or in front of it. Logic tells me that the body in any standing or squatting profile would have far too much surface area and resistance to pass through the back of a wave. If it's not that as the issue, I'd think it's simply a matter of the wave being too dense with weight and water volume and again, the body/board not being svelte or cutting enough through the intact water.

    Any thoughts on this? Would be a pretty BA shot to see someone take off on a wave and bust through the back to front of a parallel wave in short, short period proximity. Maybe too many variables!

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    Sloppy day up north saturday, but way longer rides than expected, lotta reform on the inside, gotta love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    Was this in relatively clean conditions? Several times in the chop this spring/winter when consecutive waves were in such short period I would let one pass to take off on the following one only to catch it good but have inadequate room to ride given the speed I reached. End result is face planting (like a standing duck dive) into the back of the front wave ruining what would've been a great ride. Two thoughts I have are perhaps getting harder down the line on the one I catch to stay in the pocket if it doesn't get closed off by running into the wave in front, or crouching low in stance and angling body in such a way where I'd (much like a duck dive) break through the wave in front and ride out into that one or in front of it. Logic tells me that the body in any standing or squatting profile would have far too much surface area and resistance to pass through the back of a wave. If it's not that as the issue, I'd think it's simply a matter of the wave being too dense with weight and water volume and again, the body/board not being svelte or cutting enough through the intact water.

    Any thoughts on this? Would be a pretty BA shot to see someone take off on a wave and bust through the back to front of a parallel wave in short, short period proximity. Maybe too many variables!
    you should catch the wave in front. the wave behind will catch the one in front and they will double up and break in shallower water. when the waves are big but a little sloppy like Sunday you can get a good but short ride that has a little shack or a one hit off the lip before it all crashes down. or you get beat pretty bad. seems to be 50/50 for me. i call them death bombs. either way you can get catch a lot of waves on days like that.