I've been chasing bay waves around here for a few years. It takes a lot of swell for anything notable to make it into the bay. If it does get that big I'm usually watching the winds waiting for the real surf session. So, yes, people get good bay waves, but probably on the same days of great ocean waves.
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Thread: Bay wave!!! Insane!
Jul 29, 2014, 11:17 PM #21
Jul 29, 2014, 11:26 PM #22
New movie...." Chasing Chesa-peakes "....haha epic
Jul 29, 2014, 11:44 PM #24
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Jul 30, 2014, 12:14 AM #25
I live in a bay and concur with mitch. Yet to be highly organized here in my bay enough to get a viable sesh but the day will come. I've got some takeoffs in past storms, no real session yet. Can't beat walking 50ft out your door, stepping into liquid, paddling 50 yards then wapahhh.
Jul 30, 2014, 12:59 AM #26
Jul 30, 2014, 02:06 PM #27
Yeah, the North/West VB. East of the bridge. I always referred to it as "Norfolk" but technically the it's the North end of VB.
Jul 30, 2014, 02:09 PM #28
Very Good Point.
Jul 30, 2014, 02:13 PM #29
I put a red dot on the beach at the end of my street here on Hilton Head. This wouldn't be a "Bay Wave" but that is "Intracoastal waterway" technically that is in between the North end of HHI and Hunting Island to the North. So, look at the map. You can see that pretty big opening. So, i primarily fish over there, but on some stormy windy days, I have seen some waist high chop moving through the sound there. One of these days, with the right swell angle and some SE wind on it, the place is going to work. I can feel it. I will have to time it right and avoid the men in the grey suits, but it has to work. They dumped a ton of sand out and made a HUGE sand bar that juts out almost 1/2 mile into the sound. With a low to mid tide and some swell wrapping in there, I am convinced that it could be the closest thing to a Point Break in this state.
I will keep you posted. Me and another of the SI homies that lives on HHI have discussed this a few times. Timing is everything.
There is a spot just like this in SD and it would fire a few times of year.
Jul 30, 2014, 02:59 PM #30Senior Member
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