Have a friend that keeps a log. During this horrid late summer / fall flat spell, he looked back and realized in our area we only had two head high plus swells last spring + Andrea. Then we made it all the way until November 27 until we had a significant swell. It's been a tough run
Last edited by SkegLegs; Dec 29, 2013 at 02:47 PM.
There was a swell around the middle of June that was such an epic day in NJ. I forget the exact date, but I remember sitting in the water and the guy next to me was like "this will be the last head high wave you'll see for three months."
He was right.
I think the biggest this season was the Pre Thanksgiving swell. I love paddling out and getting the jitters cause of the size
If I was corny, I'd say to this: " I love paddling out and getting the jitters cause of the size."
That's what she said.
But I won't say that because I'm not corny.
Yeah bad year. My spot kept me interested in the summer. Hey, I'm a realist/pessimist so if I get one or two 2-4' days a week in July and August, I'm happy. I don't expect nothing. I don't get real upset at not surfing much in the summer because all the people creeps me out. Though my spot seems to be taylor swift made for the summer any more. It becomes a magnet for any south swell activity. I've seen much worse summers. Much worse.
This fall was terrible until Thankygiving.......but just think of how many dudes decided to give up the whole surfing thing because of the lack of tropical activity this past year. " That's it, I'm playing golf...."
But yeah, I can only remember one 4-6' day in Sept/Oct..........that day was pretty good. I don't know, nothing really makes a lasting impression anymore.
Maybe it was different the more south you go, but it straight up cranked here for three weeks consecutive late-April through mid-May. All day every day. Big swell, and clean swell. Not just that, but sunny days as well and mild to warm temps. So much stoke it wasn't even funny. Why do you think I got obsessed? It was that run of swell.
Yeah, we had the repeated lulls that would last weeks at a time but then I just went to Rhodey to find stoke. Then ES then CA. The Carver has helped greatly in between. I've surfed so much in the last 10 months I can't even do the memoirs. Jerz guys say there was swell all summer and Carolina brahs say the fall was great, so it's varied widely depending on where you are but all evens out. Not sure what you guys are looking for in a year and I know you've had legendary years like '95, but take what you can get. If the dry spells purged lineups everywhere, chalk that up as a win for the good guys and look forward to 2014.
If it ain't good enough for you then go he like those other FOGs and hit the golf course.