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  1. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    salty j: so my girlfriend is a chef and her teachers all told her how jersey hasworld class dining on the shore. ac etc.

    so if the surf there is good, im listening.

    what is it about the jersey shore that helps it pick up better swell? it faces more south than md? is it the wind? the shore line? less continetal shelf?

    magicseaweed lists the seasnal surf consistancy about the same as md up there. so what is the variable.

    I see tons of jersey barrel photos online. what makes jersey go off, and what area has the best surf. just from google maps it looks like the south tip would have the best area to pick up swell. maybe a few points along the end of the pennisula?

    Look it's New Jersey, it's a let down from SD either way. I live here I learned to surf here and I choose to stay here so my opinion is biased. Jersey picks up swell from the NE,E,SE,S, and S-SW too...like tomorrow morning for example. South Jersey ie. LBI to Cape May faces SE to S and likes N to NW winds for the cleanup, Seaside to Sandy Hook faces due East and likes the W to SW wind. If its not more consistent than DelMarVa (which it is) then I'd say there are at least way more surf spot choices with 120 miles easily accessible coast. Every time there's a nice south swell with W-SW winds lots of SJ guys head up north for perfect clean barrels the beaches are steeper there. E-SE swell with NW winds its game on down here. Cape May sucks and is only any good on massive Nor'easters when the rest of the state is crap because side shore NE winds are offshore-ish there because it faces due south. A constant schedule of beach replenishments has ruined what used to be a good consistent wave there. You can expect an average of 10 surfable days per month. Or so my records indicate.

    So there, let it not be said that I have never shown kindness or helped someone out on this forum! Just not the idiots. Good luck.
    Last edited by Salty J; Jan 23, 2009 at 08:55 PM.

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    thatnks for the info salty j. real good info.

    I was just curious, cause I keep in touch with a lot of people in delmarva and they r always saying how jersey this swell and that swell. on a map the coasts don't look too different. but every website says that jersey gets better surf.

    so, I know there is no east coast san diego. I just live here a lot more for the surf than the perfect weather. so if jersey gets better swell all year than say virginia beach, I would probably take chillier weather in jersey with more water time. so either way. this info was all much appreciated

  3. #73
    whitmell Guest
    One time when I was growing up I called Nags Head pier after a sesh and they said it was 39. That's the coldest I've ever known that I've surfed in. That was the first year I surfed and I just don't have that level of stoke and determination these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitmell View Post
    One time when I was growing up I called Nags Head pier after a sesh and they said it was 39. That's the coldest I've ever known that I've surfed in. That was the first year I surfed and I just don't have that level of stoke and determination these days.
    Yeah, the first year you're always thinking: "I wanna be good enough for the real swells!" so you surf all the time, regardless of conditions.

    Ps. My coldest water has been in 52 degree water, and air temp in the 30s, I'm not sure exactly

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    Whats the coldest water you've surfed in?

    been in OC/Del water (a few years ago) at 38-39 degrees, with air temps in the low 20's - felt like the guys in the great lakes photo, but was OK for a while (no crowds - actually, i was alone, the surf was decent and it was a little creepy) - my ripcurl 6/5/4 (several years old - i bought it from a guy on delsurf who was lifting wgts. and outgrew it) kept me pretty warm - the only problem was i felt like i had to worry about frostbite on my nose, so i got out after about an hour and a half.

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    today in s jerz. 25 degree air with 36 degree water.

  8. #78
    fenwicksurfer Guest
    the coldest surf in oc maryland i surfed was about 25 degrees the beach was snow covered but it was worth it head high barrel with a nice shoulder section at the end