What are your votes for best cane swells ever?
Name of storm, month and year, location/break, and buoy stats if you can remember. A line or two of anecdotes for each will suffice and please spare us a thousand words of non-paragraphed jibberish. If you can link a pic to the storm's track that's cool too.
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Thread: Top 3 Hurricane Swells ever
Aug 18, 2014, 01:44 AM #1
Top 3 Hurricane Swells ever
Aug 18, 2014, 02:26 AM #2
The one that is yet to arrive.
Aug 18, 2014, 02:35 AM #3
Maybe one day one of y'all will be good enough to have Morgan Maassen filming
esp 2:40 ...
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Aug 18, 2014, 10:35 AM #4Senior Member
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- Oct 2013
- Atlantic City
though extra tropical THE PERFECT STORM (yes, that one aka halloween swell 1991) was the one by which
all others will be measured. OCNJ solid 10ft sets and rideable.
2nd place) NORIDA - another extra-tropical entity that sent an entire day of swell with ACNJ never ever better.
Aug 18, 2014, 10:50 AM #5Junior Member
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- Feb 2014
Aug 18, 2014, 11:41 AM #6
Aug 18, 2014, 11:44 AM #7
Summer of 95 featured five or six solid tropical swells that lit up the east coast. If you weren't around that year it would be hard to even relate how good it was. As mentioned above, Felix was out there sending us a pulse for almost two weeks.
Map of 1995
Notice how a couple of storms looped back on themselves that year. Nothing like it in my 32 years of surfing.
Aug 18, 2014, 11:51 AM #8
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- Nov 2008
- bethany & wrightsville
The best surf I have ever had the pleasure of riding was at Holden Beach, NC during Hurricane Sandy. I was with good ol' Trevolution, who is currently fighting fires out in Washington i.e. FEMA youth (thought you all might wanna know his whereabouts). I am sure at least one of the members on this forums had seen it or at least been out.
Holden beach itself wasn't the gem, it was the inlet, about a quarter mile out. The swell direction was so perfect. The sandbar extending from the inlet outward toward the east brought in head high reeling left barrels. It looked like skeleton bay. Anyone else get to enjoy like I did that day?
Aug 18, 2014, 12:30 PM #9
Aug 18, 2014, 12:37 PM #10