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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Thread: One ride-two waves
May 6, 2013, 01:54 AM #1
One ride-two waves
May 6, 2013, 04:58 AM #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2013
- highlands, nj
those are the best. to maintain speed and pump to make it. so fun
May 6, 2013, 05:14 PM #3
May 6, 2013, 06:30 PM #4
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!
May 6, 2013, 06:39 PM #5
It was 2 for 1 happy hour all day long yesterday
May 6, 2013, 07:17 PM #6
May 6, 2013, 09:10 PM #7
May 6, 2013, 09:25 PM #8
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!
May 6, 2013, 09:30 PM #9Senior Member
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- Aug 2012
- Turtle Island
Sloppy day up north saturday, but way longer rides than expected, lotta reform on the inside, gotta love it.
May 6, 2013, 09:51 PM #10