I am a big wave bodyboarder. What I mean by that,is that I go after 6-9 ft, usually just befor and after big storms passing through Delaware, I never see any other body boarders go after the big waves, most of the folks i see are going after those short,shore breaking little slabletts. If anyone wants to go hang out with me a little further out past the line-up, just a give a holler, Have fun,be safe,Happy memorial Day 2006, let the games begin. Peace. Old John
John, you must be checking the wrong spots because there are plenty of us who rarely ever miss a solid swell. Locally a few spots can handle Overhead + swell with 6'-9' FACES, but not a 6'-9' swell unfortunately. That requires travel elsewhere such as HI, MEX, P.R., etc for me. Contact me next time yhere is swell and we can share a few waves.
Dumps was fun last October. I'm usually out every chance I get, especially on days bigger than 5ft. Don't hesitate to paddle over and say "Hi". Now that i'm shedding my full suit, I usually wear a red oneal rashguard, blue tech fins, and ride a black No. 6.
I hear you Joel. I hope this year in the Atlantic provides a strong summer season of swell.
As for people not charging big waves, I would agree with Chuck that you are looking in the wrong spots. There is no need to paddle to the outside when we can score bombs in knee deep water. Bring your A-game or a back brace. Hope to see you in the lineup.