i got a nice taste of what's to come after labor day this morning...paddled out at my regular spot about 7:30 & there was absolutely NO ONE around! i couldn't believe it...waist-stomach high & super glassy & not a soul on it! so i got to surf for the better part of an hour alone before someone else paddled out...& it never got crowded...stayed out till about 10:30 & there was never more than 10 people out & most didn't stay out that long...i was the first one in the water & the last out...gotta love that!!
this is why i LOVE september!!
Much to my surprise, I got a the same thing on Monday further north in NJ.
Me and two buddies paddled out shortly after sunrise and were the first ones out. Small handfull of people filtered in shortly after, but it never got into the double digits.....and the surf was absolutely fantastic too.
Honestly, I surf this spot all winter, and it was basically the same crowd size I would expect in mid winter.
We'll see if I get the same results this Sat. Something tells me....not likely.
I read this thread last night and decided to try my luck at first street this morning. What a joke!!! How many idiots can you really pack into a 2 block area? Those surfrider personalized plates are really cute too, dudes. My favorite was "surfdad" that's f*cking brilliant! How long did you sit around dreaming that one up? How do I, who never surfs there, paddle through all of you (who always surf there) and get the best waves? Too busy dreaming up your next license plate?
The last of the worst......let's hope. I think I'm gonna celebrate the end of the summer by purchasing a new board. Just in time to enjoy what I believe to be the best time of the year.......maybe a new suit too.