Are we gonna get waves or what? If this first storm in weeks skunks us, I'll lose my shlt.
Definitely got waves from it in Maryland this afternoon. Buoy jumped up to 4 feet @ 12-13 seconds from an E direction (while the local winds have been north).
Stomach to chest high thick lines with very light onshores. clearly long period stuff, carrying a lot of water, coming in 2-4 wave sets.
I'm sure this swell was from Melissa, and its been a while since I can remember surfing Tropical Storm swell in a 4/3 with gloves, booties, and a hood. Not complaining...it kind of got fun right before dark.
Emass I know a 4footer always breaking in watertown.. will post pics but you must trade 3-4 waves for this one. Its got about a 40-50 yard snake run into a gouging 4ft `grow` section to hack off.
That's what I'm talking about. And what I'm left to seek stoke through when the Atlantic won't break.
Improvised my search for stoke tonight by trading one of my baker's dozen of surf sticks for a snowboard, bindings and boots. Making a return to the slopes for the first time in over a decade this weekend when they open up. We rode every day during high school when the sport was about to boom.
After that, all that will be left to surf is straight air while skydiving. Unless there's another surface of asphalt, water, and snow that I don't know of that you can ride a board on.
The struggle is real, all I've had for the past weeks is some 3 second period 6 footers with 40 mph winds onshore. I'm getting a bit ancy for some actual clean swell
I'm likewise getting ancy as to the extent of malignant illiteracy next time an SI brah concocts a neologism. These are not iPhone 6 casualties, people. These are grossly negligent homophonic errors. Did you braddahs not read and write growing up and instead just intuit your thoughts across the dinner table? Went to telepathic schools? Damn.
Pissed off from no swell
BTW - This is the byproduct of living the #SaltLife. You get salty at times of wave drought, and it gets compounded when your Sector 9 slidegloves rip holes in all the fingertips the first night you buy them after nailing mad Bert slides.