I'm 16 and I've lived on the EC my whole life and I wouldn't even consider cl***ifying someone who rides 6-9 foot waves as being a "big wave rider." That's just like a normal good swell as far as I'm concerned. Granted, it is the East Coast but still, 6-9 footers are nothing special honestly.
I guess size depends on where you are in the world, 6 - 9 foot on the east coast means head high to a few feet over head but elsewhere a 6 - 9 foot wave could be 12 - 18 foot faces. I like swells on the east coast where pier owners have to remove slats from the pier to keep it from being destroyed by perfect long range ground swell that comes from a hurricane in the perfect swell window.
Ah those were the days, bring on the hurricane swells of 06!
I like riding the 6-9' foot stuff, too. But, I prefer the outside ones to the inside ones - here is "southside" spitting out some of its lefts magic... you can see the guy riding the right on the inside.
i hear ya on north OC bein about the best but the sandbars at a certain spot have dissapered cause of the currents. who else has noticed alot of the bars bein rearranged and gone missing?
I havent' seen North OC good in a while, and I've been keeping my eye on it. Whenever I make the trip up to check it, I always end up heading back downtown where it looked better. What happened to 130th st???