Well PBJ is correct in that you should not be held down for a full 90 sec but I was unable to get a breath for at least that cause every time my head surfaced the next wave detonated on me either pushing me under (hence my frined thinking i was under the whole time) before I could get a breath or knocking the one I took out of me. Dawnpatrol has it bout right at around 30 seconds as probably the max hold down. The best bet is to see if you can not hold your breath for 30 seconds but exhale then try not to breath in for 30 seconds (harder than it sounds since breathing is an automatic reflex) as this is the likely outcome in big surf. You would not likely die or get seriously hurt in 10 ft EC surf but you may become a liability to others. Running is good and do lots of push up because broken leashes are common in larger surf and you need to be able to swim in all that soup. Best of luck and I hope we can actually get some 8-10 ft stuff to ride.
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Sep 5, 2013, 05:22 PM #11
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Sep 5, 2013, 05:30 PM #13
Where are all the braddahs that said back last spring how little any physical training or athletic ability matters in surfing? Ahh...my first taste of the SI whipping post. Memories.
Six seconds......8 seconds........man, it don't matter.
All y'all new-to-surfing types and the internet generations keep trying to over-complicate surfing.
This is not a science.
All y'all relax. Go with the flow. Stop trying to Nostradamus everything. You can't tame nature nor predict her. That is NOT what surfing is aboot.
Sep 5, 2013, 05:40 PM #15
its not the hold down, its the getting caught inside and getting beaten trying to get back out in a 5mm suit with cold ass water.
Sep 5, 2013, 06:00 PM #16
PB&J, sage brah, I wasn't talking about holdovers in EC short period. It was the incessant beat down thereafter that pumpmaster just alluded to. I also mentioned the likelihood that if there's the famous 8-10' phenomenon occurring on the EC then it's likely from ground swell, no?
Everybody's got to chill and stop trying to anal-lyze everything. Mr. Miyagi never did.
It is what it is........No amount of speculation will change that.
Oh sh!t, Spicoli shot me a PM and tell me aboot your trip.
Sep 5, 2013, 06:24 PM #18Member
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Oh not really.........
Actually, I've seen more larger days(quantity and quality) on our common low pressure wind swells.
But youse guys in your beloved Rhode Island rule the coast when it comes to hurricane swells. You guys get it bigger and youse guys get it better. And the rest of you, leave them be. If you don't frequent Rhode Island don't show up there during hurricane swells. Let them have it to themselves.
A lot of times in Jersey, on 'canes, it tops out at a size and just really starts getting squarer and more closed-out, not bigger. Powerful hurricane swells and beachbreaks don't really mix. That's a convention lost upon a great many people on here. We actually do better on Tropical Storm swells or bigger storms that stay AWAY from the coast.....well away.....well away........
Sep 5, 2013, 06:28 PM #20
PB&J I'd have shott you a PM bouts the viaje but I recapped it a day or two ago on another thread here upon request. Check it out then fire away on PM with questions or various sagery.
Miagi just trimmed that bonsai brah. He know what was up. Wax on, wax off. Trim the tree. Dude revolutionized the aesthetician field. Invented the Brazilian. Talk about a Yoda.
Nice hyphenation btw!! I always see what you did there.