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    Hello all

    been lurking here for awhile and i have to say this forum is alright!
    as an introduction; i grew up around the ocean, but moved in the great midwest years and years ago. one thing that saved my sanity is a Flowrider. dunno if any of you are familiar with it, but it's one of those man-made waves you see in some waterparks. anyways, i do get to go home once in a great while, so that helps out a bit as well.
    last year, me and a friend of mine decided to take a road trip to OBX. i was stoked! can't believe i can hit the water once again.
    my question to you guys that's familiar with surf spot in that area: are there any place that's good for bodyboarding? i'm talking shorebreaks and hollow waves. when i was there last year, we were pretty much around nags head, and at one point, s-turn. we planned on going further south but didn't quite make it. we are planning on going again next month. any suggestions???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spunjer View Post
    been lurking here for awhile and i have to say this forum is alright!
    as an introduction; i grew up around the ocean, but moved in the great midwest years and years ago. one thing that saved my sanity is a Flowrider. dunno if any of you are familiar with it, but it's one of those man-made waves you see in some waterparks. anyways, i do get to go home once in a great while, so that helps out a bit as well.
    last year, me and a friend of mine decided to take a road trip to OBX. i was stoked! can't believe i can hit the water once again.
    my question to you guys that's familiar with surf spot in that area: are there any place that's good for bodyboarding? i'm talking shorebreaks and hollow waves. when i was there last year, we were pretty much around nags head, and at one point, s-turn. we planned on going further south but didn't quite make it. we are planning on going again next month. any suggestions???
    I've seen that florider thing. I thought the only place that had was san diego(what a STRANGE/unnecessary place to have a florider)
    Shore break sucks for bodyboarding, unless you like dislocated shoulders and broken necks. Worst is when it breaks right on the sand. Only thing it's good for is skimboarding. I like my waves breaking in at least waist deep water. Anything shallower than that and it's a no go for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark-hunter View Post
    I've seen that florider thing. I thought the only place that had was san diego(what a STRANGE/unnecessary place to have a florider)
    Shore break sucks for bodyboarding, unless you like dislocated shoulders and broken necks. Worst is when it breaks right on the sand. Only thing it's good for is skimboarding. I like my waves breaking in at least waist deep water. Anything shallower than that and it's a no go for me.
    Yeah, but the flowrider in San Diego is legit. They have a beginner one that you have to spend a few hours on before they even allow you into the real deal. They set the one in mission beach to 10-15 foot at all times and its quite a show. guys are doing huge airs and tricks. I would imagine on in the midwest is not set to neck breaks speeds and heights. I used to go there and have some cocktails after surfing the mission jetty and the wavehouse wave is kind of insane.

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    you're right, zach. the flowrider we have is nothing compared to the one in San Diego, nevertheless, it's the closest thing they have here in surfing.
    shark-hunter, funny you mentioned shorebreak breaking right on the sand. one of my favorite digs growing up was this spot caled Keikis, not far from Waimea. now that spot literally breaks on dry sand. that's only during the winter though... any other time, i would be at Sandys on the south-east side.
    i guess what i'm looking for when i was at OBX last year was something similar, as in hollow shorebreaks type of wave. really missing that elevator drop feeling followed by getting shacked, then compressed.
    koki, thanks for the advice! this time i'll make sure to make it all the way to the tip.
    i understand giving out secret spots. i was looking more for the more well-known areas to the locals that is not so secret but more of a bodyboarding type of wave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spunjer View Post
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    shark-hunter, funny you mentioned shorebreak breaking right on the sand. one of my favorite digs growing up was this spot caled Keikis, not far from Waimea. now that spot literally breaks on dry sand. that's only during the winter though... any other time, i would be at Sandys on the south-east side.
    i guess what i'm looking for when i was at OBX last year was something similar, as in hollow shorebreaks type of wave. really missing that elevator drop feeling followed by getting shacked, then compressed.
    To each their own. I'm not into getting smashed into the sand, but hey everyone has their vice. If I knew the area I'd let you know the spots for getting pulverized into the sand on a nasty unmakeable closeout

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R2y4rxAypQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiqv5UFIogY

    And that's not even breaking right on the sand.

    Man those guys are crazy...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spunjer View Post
    funny you mentioned shorebreak breaking right on the sand. one of my favorite digs growing up was this spot caled Keikis, not far from Waimea. now that spot literally breaks on dry sand. that's only during the winter though....
    Man...no Sh!t! My wife and I stayed in Keiki Beach about 10 years ago February during a huge NW swell. Wiamea was breaking a couple days, Pipe was on fire, but that shorepound right out back of our cottage in Keiki was the scariest looking wave I've ever seen. Super long period THICK 15 foot waves just drawing water off the beach for like 10 seconds and then heaving up and slamming top to bottom about 10 feet of the beach in an ugly explosion. I sat on that beach for hours just staring into the belly of those beasts. Nobody around in Keiki while a mile up the beach at Pipe there were 40 people crawling on top of each other for every set wave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
    Man...no Sh!t! My wife and I stayed in Keiki Beach about 10 years ago February during a huge NW swell. Wiamea was breaking a couple days, Pipe was on fire, but that shorepound right out back of our cottage in Keiki was the scariest looking wave I've ever seen. Super long period THICK 15 foot waves just drawing water off the beach for like 10 seconds and then heaving up and slamming top to bottom about 10 feet of the beach in an ugly explosion. I sat on that beach for hours just staring into the belly of those beasts. Nobody around in Keiki while a mile up the beach at Pipe there were 40 people crawling on top of each other for every set wave.
    Yeah here's keiki breaking right ON the sand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIQHpY7c7IM
    Some nut actually trying to surf it. He left after one wave absolutely annihilated him right at the beginning. Really lucky he didn't get seriously injured. Thankfully he was ok. I don't know how he thought that was even remotely a makeable drop. I think it's a competition to see who can break their neck first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    Yeah, but the flowrider in San Diego is legit. They have a beginner one that you have to spend a few hours on before they even allow you into the real deal. They set the one in mission beach to 10-15 foot at all times and its quite a show. guys are doing huge airs and tricks. I would imagine on in the midwest is not set to neck breaks speeds and heights. I used to go there and have some cocktails after surfing the mission jetty and the wavehouse wave is kind of insane.
    My point was that of all the places to have a wave machine....san diego?? I'd much rather ride a real wave that that. That being said; We need that a florider on the east coast to deal with flat spells. San diego has enough waves already! Send that **** over here!

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    Check the winds...further south will bring something in NE
    S-turns can be really good, but there's other areas north and south...just got to check.

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    I was just at the Wavehouse in Mission Beach a few weeks ago! Really sick! One old dude really rocked it! 100_7507.jpg