Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
First warning sign of surf that is bigger than you think is the "time warp effect" my own term for the phenomena. If the surf looks like its moving really slow from the shore, the surf is much bigger and much further out than you think. Of course most of the time on the east coast if it looks mushy it probably is, lol.
Gotcha, I believe I've experienced this before, you look at it and say "that doesn't look to bad, i'm going for it", then as you are paddling out you start feeling the surge and before you know it you realize sh*t just got real.