Was getting real stoked about wed, but now looks like theres going to be thunderstorms all day possibly. This will just be a huge tease if that happens....
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Aug 5, 2014, 12:47 PM #1Junior Member
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Bertha and thunderstorm combination?
Aug 5, 2014, 01:10 PM #2
yah, hopefully something comes through. i took the day off, so i'm going either way but do you think the winds will knock down the surf again just like arthur? hopefully not...
Aug 5, 2014, 05:30 PM #3
With how fickle this swell is, regardless of how "not perfect" it may look, you got go when you see the opening. If it's anything like it was down here, you will deal with that on and off as it passes.
But on a good note, today was the peak and the clean up. Perfect weather. light, 5MPH winds and 11-12 second period swell with punch to it. This area typically doesn't even break at low tide. I went at low tide for 3 hours as it rose and it was powerful, super fast and incredibly fun.... So, hopefully the clean up day will follow that trend the whole way up the coast.
Aug 5, 2014, 05:31 PM #4
Aug 5, 2014, 05:34 PM #5
Don't be a pu$$y, go surf anyway!
Aug 5, 2014, 05:36 PM #6
That's how the day before Artie was for us...in the water for an hour, bands of storms, hour in the water, storms, repeat...I don't know about youse guys, but I don't fux with lightning. Once I see a bolt i'm in the truck getting irie.
Aug 5, 2014, 05:53 PM #7
I have had numerous fishing endeavors cut short around here in the summer. Because where I usually go involved wading through water in and out and sitting out on a tiny bar with giant metal rods. The second I hear that rumble, I say, lets pack this sh** up and go grab a pint.
I am all about the live radar and satellite feeds. That will usually tell you everything you need to know.
Could be a wives tale, but a close friend of mine told me how he was bar tending at a tiki bar down in Coligny beach here about 10 years ago. He said there was one surfer out. He heard thunder/lightening and a bunch of his bar guests started pointing out to the water. He said homeboy had been roasted, and was just floating face down. Gone. He said there was not even a warning. No previous thunder, nada. Poor guy was just out for a nice sunset session and got zapped. That story always pops in my head and makes me proceed with caution.
Aug 5, 2014, 05:58 PM #8
Yeah man, nothing to be fooled with. I've seen a few strikes hit the water from a boat and it was cool but not cool at the same time.
Aug 5, 2014, 06:06 PM #9
Yeah Surf&Turf just to make sure you know I was kidding about going out in lightning. Please don't fry yourself.
Aug 5, 2014, 06:13 PM #10