hope everyone scored today, it was sooo much fun!
hit up maryland surf spots today:
AI was breaking way far out, lining up nice with long lefts and occasional long rights. set's solid head high with some fairly consistent overhead sets rollin in. LONG paddle, and the inside was real tough if you got stuck during sets. definitely a bicep burner today.
after AI we hit OC midtown for some barrels before dark. Also super fun, much easier paddle, shallow, and some really nice left and right barrels! good form! smaller than AI by a few feet, but still chest-head high sets. hopefully the morning will have light enough winds to score before it gets chopped up.
and what a sublime day, could it have been any more perfect? it was glassy with size and form and the weather was just perfect. balmy and beautiful with a perfect swell, nothing i'd rather do in the world than surf!!
how'd everyone else make out?
post pics if you got em, and tell your stories. how were the breaks you were at/sandbars?
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Sunday surf stories, share! (11/15)
Last edited by capesurfer; Nov 16, 2009 at 02:26 AM.
Nov 16, 2009, 02:10 AM #2Member
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I swear I was going to start the same thread haha. But I know right I made a trip down from UD, tore a ligament in my right knee yesterday so I had to bodyboard . Sad but I still got pitted and the glassiness and the pink and purple water from the sunset backdrop. And you looked over at the point and there was this awesome haze there. Yeah man that light westerly wind stood those waves up just that little extra, it was perfect. Haven't been out since Bill because of school and work, but this was a great day!
Even if I was a cripple
Nov 16, 2009, 02:16 AM #3
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- North Wildwood ,Nj
Went out I picked out my wife from the hospital and had someone at home to watch her for a bit.
Loaded of my landrover and headed to cape may . I checked it at a few spots but Head Quarters looked the best. Suited up around 2pm into some waist to chest clean surf . Its was closing out by the rocks but is you sat about 2 yards away they were pealing a nice long line. As the day went on it got a bit bigger about head high as the tide came in.
I got off so nice noserides and got covered up on a nice head high wave . I was scrunched down a bit but I popped out the other side .
There wasnt alot of people out either for the most part . Just 4 of us then towards the evening like 15 people just came out of no where.
I got a nice over head wave towards the end of the even . It came out of no where and just jacked up as the wind picked up. I droped in did and bottome turn and headed the lip of the wave and I walked to the nose . Man that wave was my best one of the day . It maintained speed and peal real long and clean . It felt like I rode it for a the length of 2 football feild the paddle back was so long
The veiw of the beach was nice too. a bunch of chics were chilling at the beging of the rocks and 2 of them venture out by them selves sitting on the rock and started making out and grabing each other asses
definatly a awsome end to a crazy weekend
Last edited by MATT JOHNSON; Nov 16, 2009 at 02:18 AM.
5th st had this gnarly rip that looked like a mini version of one of those Oz mysto waves that sucks up and folds over on itself and doesn't peel or break cleanly just dumps hard into 3 ft of water. Only a few heads bobbing in the lower streets in OC. Rode for an hour then had to work!
I passed. Checked in town in the morning looked ok, nothing great. Figured I would check AI later in the day. Got there and it was PACKED!! Wind was west just as I got there and turned onshore light pretty quickly. Still some decent looking waves coming in but the crowd was crazy. Saw this fat guy carrying a tiny fish back to his car, a guy about 6'6" carrying a shortboard meant for a 120lb teenager. Bunch of guys on old yellowed boards that haven't seen the light of day in years. Kayakers dropping in on some big waves and some retarded surfer drop ins on poor guys up and ridding, racing the lip, and down comes someone as if they weren't even there, eats it and drags the poor soul he just dogged down with him. Didn't see one wave riden in over an hour that looked worth the effort. Conditions went down hill pretty quickly once the wind turned. Glad you guys got some and had fun, something about today just didn't look right, weird outside sandbar, crowds, and of course the change in the wind. As I walked away a friend who was about to paddle out asked what I was gonna do and I said go home and weed the garden, he gave me the funniest look ever, I looked at him and said I know I'm gonna regret it.
Kooked it up in front of my house all day. ate a dank crabcake for dinner at davey jones now im watching football.
Nov 16, 2009, 02:44 AM #7
caught one of my biggest lefts ever today.. looked up it was breaking higher than i could reach.. wish i was getting barrelled but really just the biggest close out ever and got rocked.. slammed down so hard, underwater for so long, and board hit me in the ear and cut it open.. but it was awesome great day.. took more slams than good rides but still so much fun
Nov 16, 2009, 12:31 PM #9Junior Member
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Something hard in the water gouged a chunk out of my board when I ate it which i did more than once, cut my finger deep and tweaked my trick knee, then tore a seam in my suit at the truck. Hard paddle out for mostly closeouts and got caught inside for what seemed like forever. As a guy I respect said "Whats the alternative, not surf? I'm not down with that." Better than mowin the lawn or rakin leaves.
Nov 16, 2009, 01:23 PM #10Junior Member
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I went to assateague...it was overhead with lots of close-outs, cold water long paddles... It was my first day with all the rubber so it was mainly a frustrating session (got a few but eat sand a lot more)