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Thread: Missing the cold
Last edited by capecodcdog; Aug 2, 2013 at 06:34 PM.
Aug 2, 2013, 05:18 PM #12
Aug 2, 2013, 06:04 PM #13
March, April, October and November (the changing of the seasons) = the best!!
Winter surfing is more cerebal......more soulful......more aesthetically pleasing...........more moody........you experience more of nature's identity and character
Mattybrews: You almost got it right with the ride home post cold-weather surf.............Got to put the heater on your feet. Yeah, put that heater direction on FLOOR/FEET. Especially good after Dusk Patrol, surfing until the quiet, winter twilight. If you add herbal enchantment into the mix, and are surf satisfied, it's almost like lying in a field of poppies.
For some reason I always try and surf on Halloween. I like surfing on Halloween. Does this make me a pagan?
Christmas eve is a good one, too. Gotta surf Christmas Eve until dark. New Years Eve, too.
Christmas morning and New Years morning good, also. Good time to be like Dawn Patrol SUP because everyone's either f'up those mornings or doing the family thing.
One New Years morning, I had Cedars alone(typical back in the late 80's) and it was good 4-6 and clean, back in the days when the weather did the right thing, and those offshores blew NW all of the time. Not some G=dang SW or WSW. So some dude paddles out. It's cold. The air is cold. The water is cold. The dude ain't wearing a hood. So I'm all, I'm like, " Hey ain't your head cold?"
And you do you know what he says to me? He went, he's all, he's like...." No."
Man, that boy's crazy. OMG, I almost called him the N word, and then I would need counseling.
YO, someone tell a few good winter surf stories. Pretend your Matt or Sam George and give me something good. Take me away or back or something..........USE PARAGRAPHS .......LOTS OF THEM. Spicoli, you drown anyone this past winter? Ahhh, I kid....I kid......
Aug 2, 2013, 06:54 PM #16
But Halloween, really turns the tides of the season. Shoot, September can be just as summer-like as August. Man, those first colder days feels so good. The colors of the seasons are top notch. The browns, oranges and yellows of the trees and household decorations set the tone and stage for the best time of the year - Halloween to New Years. In case any of youse didn't know it, that's the best time of the year.
Kids, you get a pass if you think summer is the best. I understand. School's a drag, dudes. I hear you. Actually every kid should be claiming summer. You're too young and stoked to notice inferior surf and the summer is full of carefree hijinks and BQ's. Yeah, definately a good time.
Yeah I like winter surfing, but in general January and Febraury are drab. The post-holiday come down, January seems so long, and it can just seem depressing. Though sometimes I get a sick satisfaction out of the mid-winter blues...
Oh, you southern religious types that don't let your kids celebrate Halloween........Shame on you. Man, they ain't worshipping the devil. Their just getting excited by the mystery of the night, and having a good time collecting candy with their friends. Don't be such idiots. Let the kids have fun and enjoy the proper American rights of passage. Don't be so prudish and puritan. You should be ashamed of yourselves. We all need some mystery and excitement in our lives.
Summer is fun cause of all the seaonal friends out, and more girls, but I love and look forward to winter!!! Got the technology by Xcel, colder water is faster. Love the clean uncrowded breaks, Nothing beats surfing New Years eve and New Years day and no one out on your choice of peaks! Then that hot shower and a cold beer. and major stoke!!!
Aug 2, 2013, 09:16 PM #19
I look forward to fall and winter.this summer has sucked!!this past winter was probably my prime,since we had plenty of good swells with good sandbars.i almost forgot how much it really sucks going to the beach in the summer.traffic,no parking,beach badges,summer crowds.im not a people person.until labor day,u can look but not touch.a few weeks ago I drove to every beach from sandy hook to montoloking looking for surf when we had a little 3ft swell.the br started in northern nj,and theres no surf spots left.lbi is great,but too far for my car,as it would surely start smoking in the traffic.winter time u can smoke a spliff or drink a brewski unmolested.my buddy told me he got caught smoking a blunt on the point pleasant boardwalk,and for some reason the dumbazz tried to bribe the cop with a Benjamin,and ended up getting tased lol.true story.idk why u would choose to smoke on one of the busiest boardwalks during summer,hes not a surfer and I guess doesn't know better.if I had the money I would leave jersey as I spent too much time here.the waves are great during the winter,but I have an addictive attitude towards surfing and I havnt been getting my fix.nothing worse driven all up and down the coast and getting skunked.yea its nice bein on the beach with girls in bikinis,but hey theres chicks everywhere.i like winter better because chicks wear spandex lol,i prefer those
Aug 2, 2013, 11:15 PM #20
Brah, that bastardly spontaneous bop prosodist Kerouac composed his famed masterpiece on a continuous scroll of words that could've been used as a window shade for a 10-story building that had an 8.5" wide window from top to bottom. And you thought the Dead Sea Scrolls were impressive. Over 100 feet of non-stop typewritten unspaced prophecy. Maybe forum member delawaredell was spot on about me and I'm busy composing On the Wave and just haven't realized it til now.
But nah brah, no aggravated aquatic assaults was I guilty for back in the cold. Tough not to contemplate doing so in these lineups in the summah kid!! Wayyyy too many close calls lately with nearly having calves fileted Wicked Tuna style by pointy chips racing towards me not to mention the attempts at malicious destruction to property of my Texas-sized quiver or the mission for Arthurian decapitation via LB not dulled sword (similar to a roundnose). The French didn't popularize the guillotine until the early 18th century or so and it remained legal until the late 20th century, just a few decades before similar surf prohibition was enacted at their world-famous Reunion breaks. Until then it was rusty swords and gallows, like it is now on many peaks and faces with Rusty longboards and elongated swallows.
I digress, these renegade loggers and masters of the custodial arts with their linear path on the drop and towards the beach. When did "down the line" go down the drain? Next time they buy a non-aspirated PWC they should get one with a steering wheel so they can avoid the groveling schools of fish in their path. A debate we've waltzed with ad nauseum, so I'll leave it there. You were alluding to me possibly being guilty of inflicting shallow water blackouts on others during my surf lessons and not due to aggro response in the lineup, but I can't seem to find any kook/noob plebes to charge with me in off-season apprenticeship as it seems the stoke of most others tapers off at a water temp of 58-61F.
Only one I almost drowned last winter was myself. Every day for a while actually. Several times a day on some occasions. Fear is, at best, a choice. To me, it's never been an option. Fairly certain I'm on my 9th life at the moment, so I really should hang up all the daredevil acts and join a yacht club. Psyche!!!!!!