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    Why are there no waves? It's that time of year

    I've never seen the end of August and September worse than this year. Something's got to be wrong with the planet or something.

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    Do you know how many threads are on here about this over the last month? For the 1,000,000th time the Saharan dust clouds have done a pretty good job of squashing all storms coming off Africa, hence no hurricanes, hence no waves. Sorry I just like saying hence! Also Hurricane Sandy was so terrible for the NE that mother nature was banned for a whole season by a pissed of SI mod who shall remain nameless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecsrfr26 View Post
    I've never seen the end of August and September worse than this year. Something's got to be wrong with the planet or something.
    Winter was great last year and will be good again this year. Patience

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecsrfr26 View Post
    I've never seen the end of August and September worse than this year. Something's got to be wrong with the planet or something.
    I totally agree with you. Don't pay attention to these idiots on here that will give you **** for saying the obvious. A lot of jerks on this forum. Honestly I NEVER remember a 2 week flat spell in the beginning of September. This is following a nearly month long flat spell in August. It's been the worst I've ever seen it. I don't even need a hurricane swell. Just give me some waist high waves.

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    This is unacceptable! We really must do something about this.
    Maybe put couple more quarters in the wave machine.
    Or get the Navy to run all its ships at full speed up and down the coast near the shore.
    Better yet, we should all get together an do a wave dance - like an Indian rain dance.
    Perhaps Neptune is just sick of all our whining and is punishing us.

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    Saharan dust clouds.. I'm no meteorologist but I guess that makes sense. I've actually thought the government is controlling the weather lol.

  7. Yes, there are some strange things afloat in the ocean. With increased glacial melt, there is a trough of clod water hanging out in the middle of the Atlantic between Bermuda and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Thus, if you look at what's been happening, once the storms that have been produced reach that section of colder water, like there around Bermuda, they've been falling apart. That pattern is expected to recede as we get deeper into October and November, therefore a we are anticipating a more active late season of Hurricane's than normal. Maybe even as late as Thanksgiving or the beginning of December. Keep you fingers crossed, and pray for surf. The ocean hasn't given up yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecsrfr26 View Post
    I've never seen the end of August and September worse than this year. Something's got to be wrong with the planet or something.
    I reckon your basing your synopsis of August on the fact you shred hounds didn't get any cane swells, right? August was ok for what it's worth. You can't judge August solely on the amount of tropical systems. And September just started. It's still summer as far as nature is concerned.

    Dogs, especially you dudes new to the game, yes, we had a sucession of tropical systems the past couple of years. But it's not a given. It's not automatic that you'll have b!tchen cane juice once August 15 comes along.

    Shark Hunter, just because Rhode Island is flat all the time doesn't mean the rest of the Atlantic seaboard is(was). And we're jerks because you create multiple threads every week complaining aboot the flatness? Suck it up, man. No one cares that you haven't surfed. I'm not being a meany guy, I'm just saying that sisurfdog don't care that you haven't scored recently in Rhode Island. And neither do I.

    Ok, for you technical scientist surfers....... if you are so obsessed with the tropics learn aboot the MJO.......

    For a more general awareness start keeping a journal of the effects El Nino and La Nina has on each surf year. Then once you see the patterns you'll have a better sense of what the coming year may bring. But remember it's never set in stone. There are always exceptions to the rules with this stuff.

    Man, I used to try and anal-lyze EVERYTHING. I was obsessed with trying to guess what spot would be optimum considering the swell size, angle.......the winds......the tides........"the bottom conditions"

    You know what that got me? Nothing but frustrations and an obsessive compulsive disorder. Just check the waves where you normal would and paddle out.......

    Surfing was never meant to be complicated

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    Speaking of planets ...did u hear we're all Martians now ... very relevant to OP.

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    Glad I don't live where you do, there's been no shortage of waves where I'm at.