cold, dark, overhead short days with an empty line up are my favorites. No one in the water, on the beach or at their "summer" home. The solitary aspect of winter surfing allows me to get away from everything and think. No one is watching (still haven't figured out why i care), so my surfing is usually more creative and i try to pull more sh*t.
one dp a couple summers ago i was getting ready to paddle out with my buddy in Long Branch. As we started to paddle out these three frat boys on the beach behind us, starting hooting and cheering (the waves were waist high tops). I thought that the East Coast CI team just showed up with identical Channel Island boards. They were all loud and crazy and when they got out...they SUCKED. This is the kind of idoicy you don't get in the winter.
haha well said. Ahh memories.
I am on board, give me winter everyday for the rest of my life. Screw warm water wieners. Give it to me cold, dark, heavy, and empty.
2nd week of september to the 2nd week of october is the best 30 days of the year for surf for me. Amazing air temps and crowds aren't too too bad plus on a good hurricane day most of them crowd to one break when plenty of stuff is working.