Waves are huge, rolling in with 5-6 foot average heights with the occassional 8+ footer. Stoke factor still a two because of a few notations; (1) Thw waves are spilling and not barreling even with the big swells. (2) Waves are closing out quick, forcing you to nail the shoulder without enjoying a decent ride. (3) The sets are unpredictable with the high-tide making the paddle out feel more like an anal exam. I will wait it out and hope low tide brings better fortune as long as the wind stays calm. -Vic
Bill made me his bitch this morning. Right now @ low tide the waves died considerably. Spongers may be still out there, but surfers are hating life with these close outs. Will tomorrow bring better surf? Who knows. But i'll be checking at the ass crack of dawn with a new report! -Vic
Waves look alot better since this morning's report. Waves continue to build, with occassional 8-footer hitting the beaches. Stoke factor still a 2, as these waves are borderline clean/semi-clean. I've seen better hit Rockaway, but i've certainly seen worse. What we need are some nice northerly winds, then you will see the stoke factor a 3! -Vic
7:15-AM Rockaway Beach surf report. Swell continues to build, with occassional 5-6 ft wave hitting the beaches. No close outs here, just semi-clean sets coming in. No surfers/spongers in sight, but there will be soon. - Vic
RIDICULOUS. 1-2 Feet overhead and totally huge. Not the best day i've seen, but enough to scare the crap out of me out there after 2-3 waves. After the 4th, I was done. Too tired of paddling. Now where's that BigMac... HA HA!
Nice CLEAN sets are rolling in this morning averaging waist high. Occassional sets roll in with shoulder high rollers. Nice waves this morning, so if you are reading this take advantage of the AM secession because God only knows what the PM has in store. -Vic
Swell is still holding with some nice clean 3-5' sets coming in. I went out with the sponge, and literally heard the barrell crashing over my head while getting tubed in the deep shorebreak. It's worth getting out if you have not already. -Vic
EPIC midnight check here in Rockaway, just pray the winds hold out of the north until daybreak. Average waves 5-6 feet. Sets are rolling in with the occassional 7-8 foot break whick looks insane. Stay tuned, morning may change things so lets keep our fingers crossed. - Vic
Waves are semi-clean but obviously not textbook perfect. Average waves are ~ 3-4 feet with the occassional 5-6 foot wave rolling in on a nice set. The key here is the change in the swell. Swell has been building since the AM hours, and looks very promising for tomorrow morning. I am praying for the winds to shift more northerly, in which case will has the potential to make tomorrow's AM secession EPIC. For those of you that need detailed info, my e-mail is email@example.com. E-mail me and i'll send you my cell number to make it worth your while if you are traveling. Again, keep track of the winds, that will be key for outlining what spot is going to be ideal. For now, Long Island (south facing) beaches seem to be the most promising for tomorrow. - Vic
The oncoming high tide is really not helping the waves at all. Bodysurfing and sponging is the option right now. Low tide might bring some decent occassional waves around 4-PM, but watch the winds... - Vic
Showing some great potential today, just like yesterday. If you have the opportunity, start packing up and get to the beach. Recommend longboard/fish type surfboards as these waves aren't all that powerful. Spongers, get prepared to shallow barrels and alot of fun in the sun. Pack a lunch with these sets, you'll be waiting for "the one" for a little while. - Vic
Fun - paddle out
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