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  1. #21
    Caught the best sponge wave of my life in Hilton Head about 18 years ago. I went there a bunch as a kid and I remember a lot of thigh/waist highs, and usually chop. But a over the years a few clean 4' days come to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIsurfer View Post
    I started a thread about the outer bars in Hatteras once after seeing a youtube vid on brett barley surfing it with his crew in like 2007 or something, but no one replied. I should probably stop annoying you southeast guys and stay off the southeast threads.

    I must have missed that one. I think these guys are talking about shoals that form outside of inlets. The outer bars at Hatty are much different--they are the remnants of where the Banks were years upon years ago. OBX is constantly moving inland... albeit very slowly. The outer bars still exist because they are also where the ancient maritime forrest was and they are held together by all the root systems and tree trunks--they make for great fishing. Not too sure how much they have been surfed....

    There is also a big shoal off the North end of Masonboro that will break when it's macking--more of a novelty wave since it rarely has good form and there is a LOT of water moving around when it is breaking.

    Frying Pan Shoals will break in areas almost all the way out to the tower 40 miles offshore. Benny B and some others have surfed out there in the past to name a few, not too sure exactly how far out they went though. You'd have to have a safety crew, at least 1 pwc and a boat to make it even remotely safe between the crazy sporadic currents, unpredictability of the waves and the incredible amount of sea life that hangs around the shoals. Let's just say I've had some of the craziest fishing experiences of my life in that area...

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    Quote Originally Posted by World B Frielinghaus View Post
    Great quote in Surfer mag last month describing South Carolina during the early days of statehood...

    "Its too small for a Republic, but too big for an insane asylum."
    That's from the early days of the Republic of South Carolina, 1860 by James Petigru, the SC Attorney General at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by World B Frielinghaus View Post
    Yeah, I've heard the rumors of the mysto break off of Capers. Seems like a lot of work to be shark bait. Is this like Charleston's version of Candyman? While rotating on your board repeat Deal Rocks three times and the wave appears?
    Just a kind of sketchy blow out of a wave. It is bigger than the main breaks, but it's pretty far offshore and I think it would have to be almost dead calm to come close to 'working'.

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    July 2009, this was a fairly calm day. That shoal seems to magnify chop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIsurfer View Post
    I started a thread about the outer bars in Hatteras once after seeing a youtube vid on brett barley surfing it with his crew in like 2007 or something, but no one replied. I should probably stop annoying you southeast guys and stay off the southeast threads.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdG9Vlus--k

    this might be one of the vid you seen'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbcsurf View Post
    Just a kind of sketchy blow out of a wave. It is bigger than the main breaks, but it's pretty far offshore and I think it would have to be almost dead calm to come close to 'working'.

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    July 2009, this was a fairly calm day. That shoal seems to magnify chop.
    was that actually sc somewhere off the coast?. also around my hhi area i mean ive herd stories about the savannah shipping channel its so posed wave. i always see a good wave working out in port royal sound but mary-lee like it there and its a well know shark breeding ground. i know a guy the oldest surfer in Beaufort county started surfing here in the 70s and told me about a no name storm. his spot is hunting island, which to us from sc know but for yall not from the area its a great wave imo and a state park with no renourishment with has amazing waves pealing off the jetties. but this guy during the storm told me they paddled out so far probably half a mile with bombs off a sandbar and the waves where a good 30 if not bigger he caught one and almost died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AggroNE View Post
    Caught the best sponge wave of my life in Hilton Head about 18 years ago. I went there a bunch as a kid and I remember a lot of thigh/waist highs, and usually chop. But a over the years a few clean 4' days come to mind.
    4 over? biggest ive seen here might have been Irene but idr.

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    This thread is awesome,
    The islands are where its at but you have to have a boat. Georgia has loads of uninhabited islands with east facing beaches and there are waves but you have to be really dialed in to know the when and where. The shipping lanes and channel entrance at Tybee will break, looong ride but you have to have schedule for the ship traffic or know the pilots.

    There's an outside bar off of the north end of Hilton Head that runs around 3 miles paralleling the coast that might be surf-able? If you want to surf all day by yourself hhi is the place but guard gates can be a factor.

    I surf Tybee a lot, working on a degree in Savannah, its a fun wave with some punchy sections. The pier is good but "simple minds are drawn to strange objects" and we'll stop at that. It's a weird old beachtown and quite possibly the most redneck/ghetto beach in America, a strange combo so expect an adventure culturally.

    The shark issue, like a buddy from Volusia county said " just don't think about 'em".

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    Quote Originally Posted by beau'n'sheets View Post
    This thread is awesome,
    The islands are where its at but you have to have a boat. Georgia has loads of uninhabited islands with east facing beaches and there are waves but you have to be really dialed in to know the when and where. The shipping lanes and channel entrance at Tybee will break, looong ride but you have to have schedule for the ship traffic or know the pilots.

    There's an outside bar off of the north end of Hilton Head that runs around 3 miles paralleling the coast that might be surf-able? If you want to surf all day by yourself hhi is the place but guard gates can be a factor.

    I surf Tybee a lot, working on a degree in Savannah, its a fun wave with some punchy sections. The pier is good but "simple minds are drawn to strange objects" and we'll stop at that. It's a weird old beachtown and quite possibly the most redneck/ghetto beach in America, a strange combo so expect an adventure culturally.

    The shark issue, like a buddy from Volusia county said " just don't think about 'em".
    ive never really seen that north bar break but the ones on the horizon due. its getting way more crowded here. well if you go to burkes there has been times with 20 people still not really bad. seen 8 at most a few peaks down from my break.

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    The real benefit of shoaling offshore/near any beach break is in how they tend to focus swell into more peaks, creating longer lines and more barrels.