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    fishermen's island

    I am looking to go on a boat trip somewhere south of the maryland line in Va somewhere. ive heard some rumors but havent seen any documentation of swell hitting fishermen's island and creating a sweet point break style wave. i was looking for any information that anyone had as to who to talk to about getting a charter out to the island. i would park somewhere around the area but it said on surfline that it is a felony to even walk on the beach because it is a wildlife preserve. any thoughts on that would be much obliged.

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    Thumbs up Wes Lane

    I heard that wes lane is the guy to talk to about fishermans island does anyone know how to contact him?

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    go to wrv. fishermans island or one of the 50 shoals out there is bound to have a really good wave but it is soooo much of a hassle getting there, its just kinda more work than fun for like an every swell thing. but i guess if your up for some adventure it should be fun

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    here is the deal with fishermans island.. all u gotta do park your car past the island.. there is a parking lot right there.. and paddle a half a mile then run all the way till your between the two bridges.. thats where the wave is.. its soooo sick too.. it just reels, and its best on the incoming tide.. duh.. but to be honest its not really gonna be good there any time during this swell, it takes a huuuuuuuge massive ESE swell to break.. if u want a world class point break in the bay though all u gotta do is go to the hovercraft ramp at fort story.. kirra like pointbreak right after hurricanes with south winds being offshore,, and u can see that there is a cloudbreak like a mile out there that has to be just massive.. oh ya and ps next time i make that paddle im gonna do it on a longboard with my shortboard tied behind.. its the paddle from hell.. but well worth it, and the wave is to sick to ride a log
    Last edited by BonerSurfs; May 13, 2008 at 03:20 AM.

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    so let me get this straight....your talking about the parking lot just to the north of fishermens island on the mainland? I can kind of make out the shoaling just to the northwest of fishermen's island is that where the break is? looking at the way it lines up from the ESE swell it looks liek a pretty sick spot when the conditions come together. I didnt really think it would go off on this swell due to its mostly northerly direction. Is the break at FI on the inside of the bridge tunnel and is a staight north wind offshore for that spot? so there is no need for a boat charter to get to this spot?

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    hahaha.. ya secrets out.. you dont need a boat to surf here, but it does take a lot of work. That paddle across from the parking lot to fishermans island is just about the scariest thing ever, and it looks far and it feels even farther, its about 20 min easily. But ya, the break is inbetween the bridges, or at lest thats where i surfed it. google earth that **** and check it for yourself.. and then look at the inlet at hog island, cause thats where the serious untapped potential lay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zansurf View Post
    I heard that wes lane is the guy to talk to about fishermans island does anyone know how to contact him?
    I heard that too. Dunno how to contact him, tho

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    Welcome to the eastern shore... these legends and tales been natted around for decades. Go get a boat and explore, barrier islands= shifting sands and inlets... POSERS!

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    dude, ill tell u what, wes laine is not the guy to talk to. He is the owner of WRV, and honestly if you asked him about how to get to fishermans island he would look at you and laugh. But seriously folks, i just told u everything u need to know about fishermans island, even how to get there without a boat, now if thats not all the information you need, i dont know what is. im sure wes never even knew that one, cause i know for a fact he puts his boat on a trailer and drives it to the eastern shore and then puts it out in a marina up there. Thats one way of doing it, but really, i prefer my way more
    Last edited by BonerSurfs; May 15, 2008 at 11:43 AM.

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    in general, people are going to be stoked about sharing info on the less known (or less surfed) spots.