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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Long Beach

    Come on Tropics!

    What an awesome Spring! Definitely one of the best that I can remember.

    I guess we can all mind sponge March, April and May now while we're waiting for the tropics to start waking up. I always feel guilty when I say that I want some tropical activity. I'd like some swell, but I'd like the storms to occur without loss of life or property.

    Did anybody go out while that little groundswell was around? It was making for some lil shorebreak at one of the spots I go was fun.

    I was out for a few hours over the weekend - got to the beach around 600, the lifeguards showed up at 900 and didn't say anything about us being there so we stayed because we were having fun. I was kind of shocked, though, because there were little rips opening up all along the shore when the longer period swell came through and they didn't say anything about the kids splashing in the water. That and the fact that the water was 62 degrees and the kids were in nothing but bathing suits. Maybe I was being an alarmist, but the whole thing made me nervous for the kids. Yet another reason why I have to leave before the beach people and the lifeguards arrive, no matter how fun it is out there!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    southern NC
    Guilt--yeah, I had fun sponging swell from Hurricane Dean last August, then felt guilty afterwards because that storm devastated Jamaica. I don't go wishing for tropical activity though, my house might get blown away

    I've been out enjoying the 2 foot waves we've been getting lately. I go out in almost anything, unless it's totally flat or extremely choppy high tide shorebreak.

  3. #3
    ExtremeSpongerChicks Guest

    What's Up!

    Great Spring! We've been having a blast even with the smaller swells coming through. Last weekend actually was pretty sweet. Sunday morning was real nice...actually had waist high sets coming through. Sorry about the booties and board shorts thread--everybody gets their panties in a wad on these forums! It's crazy! Anyway--we are glad you guys are enjoying as much as we are..........