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  1. #21
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    the grade in topsail is shallow, all i've ever seen are closeouts

  2. #22
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    pismo/oceano beaches are candidates for most closed out in the world (why I don't surf there anymore). They get what should be rideable size waves almost every day, but it's always long period groundswell like the frikin wall of china. Takes like an hour of paddling your ass off to finally get a corner...gotta sit out there 4 hours just to fell like you've actually surfed. At least you guys get more peaky windswells to break up the frustration

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Masterjasson View Post
    At least you have Mercer's pier and Wilmington. You could be stuck down in Oak Island. That's waaay crappier. I'd trade Norfolk for Wilmington, and 1st Street for that tight little spot at the pier any time. Plus the people are better down there than in the 757. (stereotyped, not on a case by case basis) Guess I shouldn't say "better", I'll leave it at friendlier.
    very true, I'm just a grumpy old dude who's best days are behind um...

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    got a couple fun ones this morning at that high tide spot by the pier in CB ....me and 40 other people. fortunately all it takes is one good one to salvage a session.
    I probably surfed near you yesterday morning. A little crowded but plenty of waves to go around. A lot of the guys out were college kids just floating around and not really getting any waves haha.

  5. #25
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    well you can blame or thank surfchex for the increase in people at the CB pier...I luckily have found that, thanks to the last NE punch, there are sandbars all up and down that stretch, in new places and will just walk down to the next honey hole. They don't work on all tides but hell they work! I always discover new spots while playing with the pooch a real win-win for both of us

  6. #26
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    and speaking of WB, what's with the death defying obstacles placed in the water at both Oceanic and Mercer's..ya know those leash-snagging orange buoys just by the piers on both sides? right in the muthaluvin best part of the break? How long til some kid (or grown up kid like myself) dies or almost drowns from one of those!?
    Last edited by babybabygrand; Oct 19, 2013 at 12:53 PM.

  7. #27
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    Those buoys along wb are indicating where there are pilings sticking out of the ground. I'm assuming they were placed there a long time ago to act as groins and help hold the sand in place. If those are the orange buoys you are talking about I'm glad most are marked off because I stepped on one when they were marked and cut my ankle/foot up pretty bad.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Dog View Post
    Those buoys along wb are indicating where there are pilings sticking out of the ground. I'm assuming they were placed there a long time ago to act as groins and help hold the sand in place. If those are the orange buoys you are talking about I'm glad most are marked off because I stepped on one when they were marked and cut my ankle/foot up pretty bad.
    No, these are new buoys are around 500 yds on either side of the "new" Crystal pier...more real estate taken from us. One more reason to head south. WB in the eighties was the bomb. Bit by bit, year by year; we've been loosing the battle. Surfers are pushed to the side for the tourist season even though we support the economy year around. The BOA and the police have turned things into a gestapo beach IMO. Yes there's still some nuggets to had, but it "ain't a gold nugget if you can't make a claim"...

  9. #29
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    that's one of the things I like about central and north california: you can surf anywhere, all year round. There's signs on the piers to stay 100 feet away, but they're never enforced...it's more like so you can't sue if you run into a piling

  10. #30
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    Oh I know what you mean. Can still get away with it most of the time, just keep an eye out for the cops.