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  1. #151
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Monmouth County.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hanaebu View Post
    Thanks guys. I'm just of the mindset that we're all out there to have fun. The one thing that I love about surfing is meeting people in the lineup and making friends to paddle out with. Since we're all part of a larger "family", so to speak, we should be looking out for one another not dogging each other...regardless of skill level. Maybe it's an old school way of thinking but it makes sense to me.

    Those who trash others need to remember that there is always someone better than them and we're all beginners compared to someone else.
    Well put .

  2. #152
    so im driving 5 hours one way from school to get to somewhere in jersey Sunday to catch some of this ridiculous overhead stuff . rather not get stuck at a closeout location. i must say i haven't surfed much in jersey except for atlantic city and manasquan.

    do you think the squan inlet will hold this? especially if it stays double to triple overhead?

    not looking for your secret locations just somewhere that might hold the swell.

    if it stays triple overhead and clean (only way im doing 10 hours of driving is if its glassy) i will try and paddle out if i think i can make it out there. especially if there are other people out as well.

    good luck guys.

    ps. get to try the new 6'8x20x2.25 if it holds up. with 5.5" nose rocker, 3" tail rocker, single concave into a v in the tail. i think the board will handle this swell just fine. me on the other hand...

  3. #153
    WOOOOOOO I remember sitting on the beach when I was 12 watching the bombs from Fabian roll through and being all mad that my parents would not let me paddle out ( A good thing )

    Ever since then I have been waiting for a swell like this, just bought a new leash for my 6'8 pintail can't wait !!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. #154
    I remember Fabian. That was a fun swell. If the current forecast holds, Fabian won't hold a candle to this monster.

    Getting updates that there have been two rescues already today in Avon. Let er rip!

  5. #155

    Keep ur FISH in the tank

    Coming from OB SF, anything under a 6'6" is simply not going to work. Its all about speed, and ur micro east coast skate chip is just what it is...useless. Double overhead is my limit for beachbreak, been in bigger, but know ur limits. 6' foot leash will snap. If were lucky ther will be peaks, if not, huge walls of oppression. DO NOT ditch ur board around other people, nothing wrong with ditching in big surf, just as long as ur stick does not become a weapon to others. If you see someone loose their board, do the right thing and make sure they make it to the beach.

  6. #156
    Join Date
    Aug 2009


    what kind of board do you think you need for these waves??

  7. #157
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    In a state of flux
    if it truly is triple OH, you'll need some size. He is right about the fish type boards too. if that's all you have, you're better off staying on the beach.

  8. #158
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Davy Jones' Locker
    Yeah, I have only 1 board that will handle something that size. If it breaks i'm screwed.

  9. #159
    Quote Originally Posted by timNB View Post
    what kind of board do you think you need for these waves??
    I have two boards ready, a 6'8 pintail, its pretty thin too, not sure of the thickness but something around 2 1/2. The second board I have is a chemistry 6'4 "40 oz" which is a pretty thick board. I am 5'6 145 pounds so these boards should do me fine. Depending on your size you should want something around a foot taller than your standard shortboard (5'8 for me) and if it's a pintail, even better!

    O by the way, has anybody heard any garbage about the coast guard being on the beaches this weekend in nj not letting anybody paddle out???

  10. Quote Originally Posted by timNB View Post
    what kind of board do you think you need for these waves??
    I would recommend 6'6 to 6'10 with a good amount of rocker. If you go out there with your run of the mill shortboard, you wont be able to generate enough speed.You essentially will be swallowed by the wave, Oh and I second Norcal Transplants suggestion of using a bigger leash (8ft).