Ahhh, but let me clue-you-in to the irony.........
I actually don't like New Jersey anymore. I'm over it. I want some wilderness or something. Something new. This place ain't nothing but bad memories or good memories that keep one longing for the past. The now and present state of New Jersey, as viewed through my eyes, is not a happy kangaroo one. And that goes for everything, surfing included. Like, I had Harvey Cedars at a time when it was practically dead through Sept-May. This was a while ago. And back then Harvey Cedars had few rivals on the entire eastern seaboard for consistency and semi-closed-out barrels. And that will never happen again.
This is a place where one needs to be reckless and crazy. If you aren't reckless and crazy(or aren't anymore) then there is no reason to be here. If you don't have a certain attitude(or lost it) then there is no reason for one to be in New Jersey.
BUT I will not stand here and have people claim inferior surfing areas as being superior to New Jersey's 127 miles of jetties, and a few piers, that offer the most variety, second best consistency, and an arguablely the heaviest pound factor in the original 13 colonies. OMG, Florida wasn't even an original colony.
HA so there, Florida loses right there.
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Thread: Florida Vs. Jersey
The only way to handle this grudge is with a bench-off!
May 19, 2013, 04:42 PM #13
May 19, 2013, 04:52 PM #14
And look at that video again. There is not a jet ski anywhere in florida. Those are guys shortboarding into some serious waves. No personal water crafts.
May 19, 2013, 04:56 PM #15
And im still waiting for people to show some video or photographic evidence of these 23 footers in Jersey =)
But seriously, we have all seen nice cleanup footage from Jersey, but I have yet to see anyone post a video of guys making waves on the heaviest days that Jersey has.
Sure, we can all look at the empty waves shots of places going off. Or the guy in a DOH standup shack in a still shot right before getting sucked in and destroyed.
Im saying, at least those guys in OC MD have video to back up what they were doing that day. I didn't see anything from their brothers up north across the bay. Nada...
Show me the money jerz!
May 19, 2013, 05:13 PM #16Banned
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The winds suck in Florida. Onshore 90% of the time. Smaller scale swell is more consistent in Florida. Usually something rideable in Florida vs NJ which can have longer flat spells. More wave variety in Florida vs NJ which basically is mostly heavy barrels breaking close to shore. Sandbars in Florida are generally better. Some are able to handle longer period stuff due to longer sandbars. Nj's sandbars are mostly short. Of course there are some good bar's in Jersey. Just talking about the amount of them
The temps suck in NJ.
That sums it up.
Last edited by shark-hunter; May 19, 2013 at 05:18 PM.
Go to Youtube and watch any Jersey video. AT LEAST 70% of them will show you waves equal to much of the one in your video up above. I just watched it. Didn't watch it when I first came on here, but had a feeling I had seen it. And yeah I saw it before and actually my memory gave more props to Florida than I should have.
The first half shows 4-6' waves that you can see in 70% of New Jersey Youtube videos. Then that pumphouse footage wasn't as spectacular as I had remembered it. The wave is more heavy than big. Actually there really was no reason to tow into those. But I do remember hearing that jet skis were used during that session. But it no matter. I have to recheck but I'm sure the OCMD footage had waves just as big. I believe they were riding shortboards also.
Also another factor that I forgot to mention. I have been a proponet that the waves just aren't as good as they used to be, especially in New Jersey. I really wish I could send you back in time to the winter of 1986-87. Holy mackrell vagina, that was a crazy year. I've never seen a winter that was so raw with ocean energy. Too bad I was a little b!tch back then. I was 13 and it was my first year-round surf year. No Youtube back then.
I'm done fighting for New Jersey in respect to Florida because now I'm on PRESENT DAY vs THE PAST.....who had better waves. Jeez, I had it so good from 1986 - 2001. So good. 1988-90 especially good. Good. Real good. No one around. Mellow scenes. So good. Quietness. Peacefulness. Oh so good. Real good. Eatin the Panzones on Cape May Ave..... Dodging railroad logs at Casino Pier. Catching that friggin sandbar north of the 14 St Pier in OC on NE's right after it started to clean up........100 yard + rides. Big days at 7-11. Gary Clayton. 25th ST in Surf City with the cool dudes. Chuck Allison. States Ave. Matt Keenan. Ah, that one Lavalette summer/fall. AC's inlet hood early in the morning, nothing but dogs hanging around the streets, corners, abandoned lots, etc.
Man today F'ING sucks. It really does. Sorry kids.
May 19, 2013, 05:38 PM #18
The video you posted was all clean up as well, along with the macking pumphouse footage of pros stepping off... I have never seen Florida like that and it will be 100 years before it happens again.
There are spots in NJ and NY that handle size... Most spots are closeouts when it gets DOH, but there are places that work too... I don't travel with a photographer, so I don't have pics or video.
May 19, 2013, 05:55 PM #19Junior Member
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never been to jersey, but it seems consistently bigger with better winds but cold
I live in CFL, water temp is obviously great. Outside of glorious NW winter/fall wind days, winds usually are bad.
Many ridable small scale days, still seems bigger in Jersey.. Pick your poison
I'd like to visit Jersey, but I'm not moving there.
Last edited by gotluck; May 19, 2013 at 05:59 PM.
May 19, 2013, 06:01 PM #20
Yeah, the video I posted was just a random one that was posted on this site a few weeks ago. The video isnt epic, but the photos I posted speak for themselves. Those photos look like the south pacific, not the east coast.