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  1. #21
    About 8-10 (east coast) feet in OBX, Playa Hermosa, and Haliewa

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
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    va beach, 24th
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    ya...

    for me, bout 8-10. Paddle out on some crazy days between here and the obx. Caught Cali over the winter on some rock reefs like 7 foot, that was the easiest bigger wave I had ever surfed. Puerto Escondido this august looking for some mackers...

  3. #23

    IRI...Dub O Head?

    Quote Originally Posted by bRock View Post
    Yeah the Double O is plenty big for me too. I was in it for Noel September 2007 i was still pretty new to this sport but still tried my luck up at IRI that day(the 3rd). It was Clean Double Overhead, i went over the falls on a large set...The initial impact was almost like being jumped in an alley! Mind you i was not yet in too good of shape either. My fin got ripped off, i got held down so long i came up seing stars and thinking i was about to die. Then i turn around and an even bigger wave is landing on my head. I thought for sure i was a goner but i somehow made it back up but this time my vision was fading in and out to black. This time my board and leash had been ripped from my arm as well as my other fin(Of course i had fin savers too and my leash tight!) and i had to call my friend to help me in as another landed on my head and i was totally spent and terrified. Even though it was a near death experience, surviving it and being able to witness those waves were enough to stoke me for a long time.
    I have been surfing in delaware my whole life. i never saw iri double over head. i have caught fun waves there, but measuring waves is something to be left to a certain crew. it really does max out around here. ernesto was the last giant day (delaware standards) in the last ten years. on the clean up day, it was 1-3 foot over head. in fact i surfed sun up to sun down that day and it was still not that big. ss did go ape crazy that evening, but not dub-o-head. the biggest waves i ever surf was dub-o-head on the escondido scale...that to me seemed about 20 foot...but the local boys assured me that it was only 10 foot. i learned to watch my measuring from there are on out.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
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    Ocean City, MD
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    On the north shore a couple years ago while we were out there pipe was 40'+, needless to say we went down south some more to double overhead waves b/c the north shore was just too gnarly. 2 days later we went back to the NS and surfed Sunset and the sets were 15'+ (faces), pretty insane, that was the first time that a bigger board was ever a necessity and it was scarry compared to our sandbar bottoms. Later that day we went to Haleiwa and it was about the same size there, pretty rad. The insane thing though, is that there were way way way less guys in the water than say 48th street on a good day.
    Last edited by wavehunter; Jun 9, 2009 at 02:00 PM.

  5. #25
    Large Caballos, 40 years ago this spring, is the largest I have been out and ridden. So sweet, big accident, never happened again. It is about a 3/4 mile paddleout and looked to me a very manageable 8 to 12 from the shore. More recently the largest I have ridden was a small Tres Palmas (10-12') about 5 years ago.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by OBlove View Post
    I have been surfing in delaware my whole life. i never saw iri double over head. i have caught fun waves there, but measuring waves is something to be left to a certain crew. it really does max out around here. ernesto was the last giant day (delaware standards) in the last ten years. on the clean up day, it was 1-3 foot over head. in fact i surfed sun up to sun down that day and it was still not that big. ss did go ape crazy that evening, but not dub-o-head. the biggest waves i ever surf was dub-o-head on the escondido scale...that to me seemed about 20 foot...but the local boys assured me that it was only 10 foot. i learned to watch my measuring from there are on out.
    Ernesto was my biggest ever, some other storms were large around here, but not like Ernesto. Best waves of my life so far. I got crushed on one and rolled on the bottom for a bit only to come up with the lip of another macker about 3 feet from my face. Took it and got rolled for another 15-20 seconds. I had to rest up for a few minutes after those. What a beautiful day!

  7. [IMG][/IMG]nosara march 08 this was the smaller day

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by c3boardwerks View Post
    [IMG][/IMG]nosara march 08 this was the smaller day
    Yep, put up or shut up.

  9. #29
    Nosara is such a weak wave, it can be twice that size and not be as powerful as a few feet over head in OC, MD. It can be a fun wave but has to be at least several feet overhead to be any fun, unless you like longboarding.

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by tommyh View Post
    Nosara is such a weak wave, it can be twice that size and not be as powerful as a few feet over head in OC, MD. It can be a fun wave but has to be at least several feet overhead to be any fun, unless you like longboarding.
    I think you are exaggerating a bit.