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  1. #1
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    will there be a thanksgiving swell this year?

    thoughts?

    we've had an epic/good swell thanksgiving week for the past 7 years if my memory serves me right.

    will we have one this year?seems like we were off to a great start this year with swell but it kind of died down for the past 2 weeks or so.sometimes u get an epic flurry of swell and the rest of the year is a lake

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    I have to head back to southern md every year for t-giving so i’m gonna be self absorbed and say that I hope there is no swell so that I don’t have to watch in misery. I hate missing good swells... Gotta start hosting at my crib.

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    notaseal will be searching the OBX for the thanksgiving swell this year.

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    To answer your question, YES!


    But only in Belmar...

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    Cap I agree, the past weeks have been ng... and the forecast looks ng... straight on east swell this week...ng

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    Does a bear **** in the woods - hell yea there will be swell


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    Quote Originally Posted by cepriano View Post
    thoughts?

    we've had an epic/good swell thanksgiving week for the past 7 years if my memory serves me right.
    My memory not as good as yours; 2 years ago it was nearly 70 degrees and waist high here and lineup was so crowded but it won't be that warm next week ....................

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofy footer View Post
    My memory not as good as yours; 2 years ago it was nearly 70 degrees and waist high here and lineup was so crowded but it won't be that warm next week ....................
    2 years ago Thanksgiving itself was not goode. 70+ degree weather, and I had a great walk on the beach with my wife and dog, but the waves were maybe knee high and I think only one or two people out, paddling around in flat water like kooks when I checked a normally very crowded spot in late morning. Maybe the swell started to fill in later that afternoon but I don't think so? I wasn't hosting and the meal I attended was well after dark, so I'm assuming if I didn't surf there weren't waves.

    But... the following day was sick, shoulder to head high and clean all day and I surfed for 5-6 hours. And Saturday morning was big and clean as well. I pretty much count that as a Thanksgiving swell, but technically speaking, Thanksgiving itself was flat.

    I can't remember last Thanksgiving. I'm pretty sure I did not surf and I have no idea why. Or else I dawn patrolled and just don't remember it.

    Before two years ago I was living in Colorado for several years, and other places visiting relatives for several years before that. But I do remember going back to like high school the ocean had an uncanny habit of always producing fun waves on Thanksgiving. And Christmas, as I recall.

    This year I'll be in San Diego for Thanksgiving. Unless it's dead flat, which seems unlikely, I'll paddle out somewhere. It'll probably be knee to thigh high and sloppy though, the forecast is not giving me much to look forward to yet for next week. But I'll be on vacation and have nothing to do but surf and drink beer and eat fish tacos (not doing a traditional thanksgiving this year, which I am totally okay with... while I love the concept of a holiday centered around gorging myself with food, I've come to the conclusion that the typical Thanksgiving spread pretty much sucks, turkey is one of the worst commonly-eaten meats, and typically only the appetizers hold my interest), so even mediocre waves will meet my needs nicely.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, the east coast will undoubtedly have another great day to continue the fall of nonstop great days. At least that's my assumption, since I won't be there. Overhead glassy barrels peeling smoothly for 200 yards, you can take that **** to the bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJsurfer30 View Post

    ON THE OTHER HAND, the east coast will undoubtedly have another great day to continue the fall of nonstop great days.
    Re-read the OP and I agree that the past two weeks have sucked here, but I'm not panicking yet. ****, it was just over two weeks ago we had one of the best days I've ever seen here. And as recently as the start of last week I was surfing fun, clean, hollow waist to chest high waves. Mid August through end of October was pretty much nonstop sickness, would describe that as slightly more than a great start or an epic flurry of swell. Agree that if we get into December without another good day I'll be getting rather concerned. But I think things will be okay. That said, last week's swell was a massive disappointment... totally closed out and never cleaned up on Thursday and blown flat by Friday morning. And T-Th this week were looking promising a few days ago but we are 0 for 1 on that so far and today and tomorrow don't look great either. So it goes. This past February, which should be one of the best months of the year, didn't have a single big clean day and yet 2017 as a whole is one of the best years I've ever seen for Jersey, and I don't think that opinion will change unless it's absolutely, dead flat for everyone of the next 45 days.

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    Fingers crossed!