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  1. #1
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    I want some waves

    Damn man, there was some decent wind chop yesterday, but at that exact time i managed to get a stomach bug and couldn't go. Now all it says is knee high for awhile and im just craving overhead barrels or something gnarly. Did anyone else try to surf the wind chop yesterday?

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    Pure glass yesterday morning in southern RI. Then the wind turned offshore. All in all pretty sweet day.

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    We had slightly cleaner than wind chop yesterday, but I couldn't get out. All day tomorrow looks decent here according to both SwellInfo and Surfline. I'm sure you'll get something ride-able if we are. I for sure plan to get out tomorrow evening.

    According to the long-term locals where I am we had a "record breaking" flat summer. To this point the 2013 hurricane season has been disappointing, but it's far from over.

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    I hate to be "that guy" but in all seriousness here... Yeah, there were a few days this summer that were awesome. Yeah, there were some days that were bigger than I anticipated. Some really clean, offshore, glassy mornings. But really, we haven't had "BIG" surf in awhile.

    We might have had a few days where it was pushing shoulder to head, but it has been a long time since I rode a wave where I got that "oh **** this wave is a big wave" feeling. I wish I could experience that feeling before I'm covered from head to toe in neoprene, but I guess that comes with the territory.

    WINTER IS COMING

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    It's funny because after surfing a few times this weekend, when I got out of the water yesterday I was so sore and tired I thought I've had enough surfing for the week.

    Now less than 24 hours later I'm mentally energized after looking at the report and cams showing clean thigh high waves and I want to gtfo of this office grab my board and paddle out again

    edit: opps, wrong region
    Last edited by McLovin; Sep 23, 2013 at 08:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    It's funny because after surfing a few times this weekend, when I got out of the water yesterday I was so sore and tired I thought I've had enough surfing for the week.

    Now less than 24 hours later I'm mentally energized after looking at the report and cams showing clean thigh high waves and I want to gtfo of this office grab my board and paddle out again
    Sure has been fun McLovin

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    Yeah MV, I got out in NH yesterday morning. Some pretty fun drops about waist to stomach, but that's about it. rarely did they wall up where I could get a solid turn in. They mostly just petered out. There were some other decent waves in the area but were all clogged up, and there seriously just wasn't enough waves to go around to make it worth paddling out at those spots. Tried to go back in the afternoon, but it just didn't look too appetizing. There was definitely still swell in the water, but it just wasn't breaking good enough to make me get back in, and I really wanted to. But I opted to not get in, as to keep my raging hatred for small waves at a minimum. I get so annoyed when I get in and end up being one of those idiots just bobbing around waiting for that next thigh high closeout set (especially on my shortboard/groveler). As the touristas walk by and point "hey honey... look at the surfers.." I get the queer chills for those guys they are pointing to, and hate when I am one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Pure glass yesterday morning in southern RI. Then the wind turned offshore. All in all pretty sweet day.
    Like MVsurfer said, Damn man. I wanted to head down there so bad but as well as MV, I got sick. I wasn't able to go the weekend before either. I saw the swell and I felt like kicking my wall. Of course on top of all that its knee high for as far as the eye can see down the charts. Cant wait til winter!!!!!1!!1! Anyway, hope you scored some. By the looks of the cam it looked pretty fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macgregorsmith View Post
    Yeah MV, I got out in NH yesterday morning. Some pretty fun drops about waist to stomach, but that's about it. rarely did they wall up where I could get a solid turn in. They mostly just petered out. There were some other decent waves in the area but were all clogged up, and there seriously just wasn't enough waves to go around to make it worth paddling out at those spots. Tried to go back in the afternoon, but it just didn't look too appetizing. There was definitely still swell in the water, but it just wasn't breaking good enough to make me get back in, and I really wanted to. But I opted to not get in, as to keep my raging hatred for small waves at a minimum. I get so annoyed when I get in and end up being one of those idiots just bobbing around waiting for that next thigh high closeout set (especially on my shortboard/groveler). As the touristas walk by and point "hey honey... look at the surfers.." I get the queer chills for those guys they are pointing to, and hate when I am one.
    Same in MA the last few days with regard to getting a drop and takeoff but not much ability for turns thereafter. It's got to come down to a pure lack of power in the waves. I'd have thought we'd get more power when period got up to 9 or 10 seconds (or even longer lately) but it really has not. I'll take what I can get and a legit drop/takeoff is what I define a ride or lack of a ride by. Of course it would be good to get more power to maneuver at all especially since I've got a new stick that's perfect for NE waves.

    BTW...on Friday the MA water temps were low to mid 60s for sure then they had to have been no higher than 55 or 56 last night before sundown. Was this because of two different swells across those days? In the last few months, there's only been one other time it deviated several degrees like that over a day or two. It's listed as 59 today but hopefully it will stay in the 60s a few more weeks. Froze the boys off last night and wasn't in the 3/2 yet.
    Last edited by EmassSpicoli; Sep 23, 2013 at 07:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIsurfer View Post
    Like MVsurfer said, Damn man. I wanted to head down there so bad but as well as MV, I got sick. I wasn't able to go the weekend before either. I saw the swell and I felt like kicking my wall. Of course on top of all that its knee high for as far as the eye can see down the charts. Cant wait til winter!!!!!1!!1! Anyway, hope you scored some. By the looks of the cam it looked pretty fun.
    Don't worry young feller, there'll be plenty more. The little bump from Gabby last weekend was definitely fun, as was the little windswell this weekend. Stayed on the south coast, I think southern exposure was key for the swell this weekend, could explain why it was $hittier further north.