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    Robert Moses

    Let me start off by saying I feel like a complete kook for even asking this question, but I am in need of some direction. I normally surf gilgo or long beach. Long beach is my go to spot but on days where im left praying the swell will be big enough to be worth it ill head to gilgo since its generally a tad bigger. With the dredging going on at gilgo iv been only going to long beach until today. Today I decided to head to Robert moses to give it a shot. The forecast wasn't the greatest but im surf deprived and was hoping it would be atleast rideable. My plan was to walk down to demo but after giving the waves a check first I decided it wasn't worth the mile walk and id just surf where ever it was breaking best for an hour before I had to head home to get ready for work. Long story short I didn't have a good day.

    now I realize conditions weren't all too good and the spot I was at today could possibly be a blast with better conditions. But I feel like my sand bar (RIP) at gilgo would of been and has been fun on days like today. So im wondering where the better sand bars at moses are. Like I said I feel like a kook asking this on a forum and would really rather do some driving around and searching to find the better spots myself. The reason im asking is because I like to paddle out for sunrise, get my surfing in and head to work with little time wasted driving around checking spots. Especially with the lack of swell that we have had. If anyone could let me know what field/fields some of the better sand bars are at id really appreciate it and if its on the west or east side. If not ill have to wait for a day off and do some searching on my own. Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    pitstops never fails

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    Ive surfed robert moses for the past 8 years and this year the sand bar has been pretty good! The best field is field 2. Breaks good at mid to low tide but sometimes high tide works too! You will most likely see me out there i ride a lost couch potato! Btw pitstops isnt a real break ... Anyways all are welcome be it a kook or kelly!

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    btw pitstops is a real break. sucks for you

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    Ps the further east u go toward field 3 the better it gets

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    if its been said once its been said a million times.... pine cones is a world class break that goes off 300 days a year. if you can find it.

  7. #7
    Fields 2 and 3 can both get really fun. When conditions come together you can score some pretty epic barrels. Definitely one of the heavier spots in ny in my opinion. Its usually empty compared to lb or gilgo too. Ive scored some of the best waves of my life there with only me and a friend in the water.

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    Thanks polevaulter. I'm going to have to try over there. I did notice as I was leaving that the east end of field 2/west end of field 3 looked allot better then where I was. A lot less fisherman over there to.

    Isn't pitstops where that guy was claiming to be getting head high barrels on a daily basis when the rest of the island was knee/thigh high at best during the summer? He made like 5 diffrent threads about it.

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    And thanks surf n skate. I didn't expect to really get to much help, especially not so quick it's much appreciated. I'm so used to my spots that I can paddle out in the dark and know exactly where to go. Felt completely lost today.

  10. #10
    never get that comfortable with a break. it might come up and bite you