Today was a nice gift. Conflicting reports of wind, waves, and weather. I woke up early to check the cams, and there was nothing but thick fog for over an hour. Went back to bed, got up later and started doing errands.
I peep the cam again, and wow, there are some decent little lines coming through, and the wind has held off a bit. Begin kicking myself for not going early.
Ate a piece of fruit and ran out of the house. Arrived at the super secret break to find consistent waist high windswell, fun, but choppy. Stayed out a couple of hours, and the onshore picked up, but it started breaking better with the tide.
Thunderstorm rolls in, and everyone is long gone. I took one in, thinking I'd leave too. Storm stays just onshore, and the wind goes strong offshore! I paddle back out, and it turns to grey-orange glass, and the sun comes out. It's good to be alive.
Here's a pic that doesn't do it justice (snapped it before paddling back out). If you know this super secret spot, keep it to yourself.
Hope everyone scores some surprise fun this weekend.
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Thread: Who Scored Today
May 11, 2014, 02:51 AM #1
Who Scored Today
May 11, 2014, 03:09 AM #2
- Join Date
- Oct 2011
- Ocean County NJ
I had a fun knee-waist grovel sesh today. It was clean, the water was clean, and there were dolphins. It was a beautiful day with sun and clouds but no rain here. I think the water may have reached 50 degrees too.
got some, yes...but it was way more choppy up here with no lines - BUT - a few did come through here and there (although they'd jack up and mush out). but still, first time out in a week and a half, so not complaining with the 2 decent rides i got in an hour or so....
May 11, 2014, 03:17 AM #4
spot between v-land and sunset was chest to overhead and glassy till about 10am, trunks, turtles and bikinis. You asked, I normally dont brag
May 11, 2014, 03:54 AM #5
As far as today goes: nada, nicht.
But I've had a couple surprise sessions in the past few weeks when everything said flat. Even web cams didn't show anything promising. So I head to the beach anyway for what figured to be a paddle session, and surprise!...glassy with thigh high sets and an occasional waist high rolling in. I was able to take advantage of maybe a 1 1/2 hour window of opportunity until the incoming tide got on it. Thigh to waist high may not sound like much, but with this continuing flat spell, I'll take what I can get.
May 11, 2014, 04:29 AM #6Junior Member
- Join Date
- Apr 2014
- Long Island
I surfed through that storm as well. 2nd time in my life I've watched from my board as a front passed over head. Witnessed pretty much every type of rain Forrest Gump describes, and watched the wind completely turn 180.
There was a 30 minute offshore window, not even enough time to change into a suit and get into the water. But i was already in the lineup, and with no one else around, my buddy and I were laughing like lunatics.
Last edited by kickmee6; May 11, 2014 at 04:36 AM.
May 11, 2014, 06:08 AM #7
zagaffer, sorry homes, I wont ever post a session report again. I will answer your question and be done with it..water is pushing 78-80? refreshing at first and then perfect. it took me 12 minutes to drive to said spot from my abode. I am the luckiest guy I know who has to work for a living
glad others scored too!
Last edited by MakeItStop; May 11, 2014 at 06:22 AM.
May 11, 2014, 08:15 AM #8
Slashdog, is that really you or did you have guests over this evening and someone jumped on your comp and posted on your behalf? Because this the OP was not your brand at all and reeks of the typical Facebook hijacking I see from some buds. Maybe it was you talking about the day as a gift and the piece of fruit and skipping out of the house. I'm all for it bro, I like positivity, just had 0% aggro in that post so I call shenanigans knowing your usual steeze. Thanks for caring though bro.
As for my day, it was similar to yours. Planned to charge late morning but the report was up and down like an EKG and period waned to 5s til the afternoon. Hit the break about 5 and stayed out for an hour or so. Got maybe 8 rides on the 7'6 (gotta ride that more) and honestly, it was a productive session because I was focused on pumping to get through to the next section if it even had one. My best ride was probably the one where I squeezed out 10+ seconds on the most gutless knee-thigh (you like that descript spogner42?) wave ever, to the point where the next section was almost not even breaking but still got in it. Hadn't been on a wave in 14 days and this got me stoked but it was more like needing a drink and being served Johnny Black than Green or Gold. Still good.
Oh and thought of SI when I caught a ride and one of the two FOGs out there at the time says something and while I'm paddling back out I say "what was that?" just for clarification and he replies "how you doing?" I give him a "Good, thanks. You?" Appreciated him going out of his way from a 30 yard distance to hollar at me and instantly laughed because it epitomized the good part of that tread the other day bout the hollaring in the lineups.
No swell to speak or think of tomorrow but no prob because it's nearly pushing 70 right now and I'm gonna sleep on the living room couch with the door open listening to ankle-biters break like most summer nights. Get some rest then put in some QT with momma dukes and the sis for Mother's Day (shout out to all those MILF dimes - stay smoking) then host a wahine I socially networked with later on in the afternoon/evening because it's 75 and sunny tomorrow on this part of the EC. Even though I'm not sure if I believe that he really thinks so, Slashdog is right - it is good to be alive.
May 11, 2014, 10:21 AM #9Senior Member
- Join Date
- Oct 2013
- Atlantic City
May 11, 2014, 02:13 PM #10
Logged it for an hour or two yesterday. A few lined up nicely, but mostly it was a peak and a shoulder. Think I'll be putting away the 4/3 at this point.