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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    The math says that it goes

    VB - #1
    OC MD, #2
    WB, NC, #3

    And obviously OBX and parts of the Jersey shore showed up way ahead as far as the data that I have, but for THOSE THREE locations, is that about the right rankings? As far as most days of available surf?
    No way Zach. OCMD picks up swell more consistently than VB. Thats based on both the oceanography saying it SHOULD pick up more swell and lots of traveling to both spots saying DOES pick up more swell.

    VB is analagous to Delaware...tucked back into an embayment of the coast sheltering it from steeply angled local wind swells from both the north and south, and making what swell does come in have to go across more shallow continental shelf draining size.

  2. #22
    "I'd rather go to 1st st than 48th st OC"

    Think you better have better info before you try and make a call like that.

    Just stay downtown....it seems to be working for you, you most likely can not handle surfing with the big boys, so it is good you know your limitations.

  3. #23
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    a lot of really small days are rideable at 1st street... but do we really care about 1-2 ft swells that much?

    The main flaw is your sources of data... Surfline report's for Ocean City are not good. The camera there is not as good as the camera at 1st street in VA.

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by xgen70 View Post
    "I'd rather go to 1st st than 48th st OC"

    Think you better have better info before you try and make a call like that.

    Just stay downtown....it seems to be working for you, you most likely can not handle surfing with the big boys, so it is good you know your limitations.
    Oh no, I have no problem 'surfing with the big boys' that's not a factor. The lame crowds and hotheads are the factor. It was a sarcastic comment and Im assuming you were attempting to do the same, only you came off sounding like an ass.

  5. #25
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    I'd pick OCMD over VB anyday. I think its funny when Surfline shows photos of VB when we have good east coast swells but never shows OCMD which is usually much better They always remind me how happy I am to be surfing in OCMD instead of VB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2waves View Post
    I'd pick OCMD over VB anyday. I think its funny when Surfline shows photos of VB when we have good east coast swells but never shows OCMD which is usually much better They always remind me how happy I am to be surfing in OCMD instead of VB.
    Yeah, I always look for photos from back home from out here, and all they ever show is Jersey Shore, a few shots of VB and OBX all day. I NEVER, ever see oc md, and it always looks cleaner and better. Maybe not better than jersey, but I thought that maybe the OC MD locals are just doing a good job of keeping close wraps on whats going on there. Which would be cool, but i just think they dont ever get the exposure they deserve.

    surfingoc.com used to have great local photos from oc md, but they went down years ago...

    Its like in SD, I have been surfing tripple overhead sunset cliffs for a week and every newpaper and website ONLY shows shots of the La Jolla cove. Its like, there are 200 shots of every guy who took off at the cove that day, meanwhile we are getting cleaner, bigger sh** down on the cliffs. You NEVER see photos of sunset cliffs anywhere and it freaking goes nuts there everyday in the winter. Its strange. Its always cardiff or la jolla or swamis.

  7. #27
    you guys are always bagging on Vb. its not the best on the east coast but when it gets good its fun. For me its brought me along way in Surfing so yeah its not the best but its still a decent wave.

  8. #28
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    Ya, lets all trash Virginia Beach some more... hahah, next time theres waves we will all drive up to ocmd. Anyways VB is a love hate relationship it can go from bad to worse to great. Last day of summer before school it was over head with a NW wind making it choppy but the rights were heavy and hollow, Then it went onshore and sucked, so the few people being out there left, I ran up to my friends house got some food and 15 mins later, it was going off with over head waves and glassy, thats one of the times where I love it here. But what i see normally the case is the report says shoulder high and glassy and I go down and its in the knee high range and drained. but it all really depends on local knowledge. I think half of the guys that that say OCMD is way better than VB knows nothing about VB at all, but the shirts that read "virginia has no waves." any ways i have a picture of last winter when virginia was absolutley pumping. If you zoom in you can see a couple of guys bodies about to duckdive, I assumed that their position was about 1 foot minimal than i counted up from there.
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    I had to give you crap if you are going to be picking VB over your local break, That's treason bro; especially when it really could be a boat load worst here.

    I use to think the same thing about no coverage here, other then local sources. But That is something that we should not want. I am glad that no one pays us much attention. WE got it good and no reason to spoil the setup with a whole new wave of transients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northender View Post
    Ya, lets all trash Virginia Beach some more... hahah, next time theres waves we will all drive up to ocmd. Anyways VB is a love hate relationship it can go from bad to worse to great. Last day of summer before school it was over head with a NW wind making it choppy but the rights were heavy and hollow, Then it went onshore and sucked, so the few people being out there left, I ran up to my friends house got some food and 15 mins later, it was going off with over head waves and glassy, thats one of the times where I love it here. But what i see normally the case is the report says shoulder high and glassy and I go down and its in the knee high range and drained. but it all really depends on local knowledge. I think half of the guys that that say OCMD is way better than VB knows nothing about VB at all, but the shirts that read "virginia has no waves." any ways i have a picture of last winter when virginia was absolutley pumping. If you zoom in you can see a couple of guys bodies about to duckdive, I assumed that their position was about 1 foot minimal than i counted up from there.
    Quote Originally Posted by get wet View Post
    you guys are always bagging on Vb. its not the best on the east coast but when it gets good its fun. For me its brought me along way in Surfing so yeah its not the best but its still a decent wave.


    i mainly agree with both of you but mainly the red post. we might not be the best on the east coast but we sure do get swell. some people on here make it sound like VB is a pond. it really isn't that horrible though