Yeah, on Wednesday, I was eating my lunch at my desk and looked at the 48th street webcam and also was shocked at how many surfers were in the water around 1pm on a Wednesday in late October. It looked like pre-labor day crowds. And the forecast wasn't anything stellar either..."semi-clean/thigh high" was showing on the forecast, but the waves were bigger than that upon view (looked like consistent chest high sets to me on the 48th St. cam).
I dont get out in the water during the week as much as I want to anymore. I work 2nd shift but my job is 45 min away from my house which dont bother me too much cause it is not as long as some of my other commutes in the past. I try to get out in the water at least once a week and on the weekends in the colder months. Have kids , morgage and other responsibilties keep me busy .
Before I got into carrer I have choosen I use to get Laid off from Sept- march which was great for me and my hours for work were from 2pm - 12 midnght. So after work I could party then go surf in the morning during the summer months.
I cant complain I get paid very well and I have great time off and pretty much every hoilday off and after the bills are paid there is a little coin left to get my self some nice surfing gear