All hype

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Zeroevol, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
  2. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Stop buying cheap boards at Costco......

  3. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    Gonna miss Gert
    today I feel like I have been hit by a bus
  4. surfrr

    surfrr Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    I second the sentiment. I'm loading up them IBPros today.

    It was an overcall I'd say for at least the AM, def not 5-7' where I was but I think that was more to do with the lowere tidee. Once the mid-tide came around ie 1030-11 we saw chest to shoulder with sometimes bigger sets. This seemed to peak just before high tide around 100 and then it was a slow fizzle until about 300. I'm usually of the mindset that hurricane swell is overrated compared to the noreasters because typically they send too much power that our beach breaks just can't handle. I'd say Gert was like a Goldilocks porridge, not too big, not too small, just right.
  5. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Couldn't agree more. Gert gave us swell in the 9-10 second range which is actually on the high end of what my local break can hold. Any more than that and it's all closeout barrels.

    Gertilocks :cool:
  6. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Sounds aboot right... overhead in the morning, chest to head in the afternoon.

    The morning wasn't so big it kept people out of the water, but big enough to see a lot of guys letting the biggest ones go by. I know I officially got my sh!t handed to me once. Took a left on the first wave of a set then took about 8 on the head after that... board ripped out of my hands... feeling my leash stretch... getting bounced off the bottom... Good times.
  7. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    its definately a more enjoyable experience in 75 degree water than it is in 40 degree water.
  8. MrMacdugal

    MrMacdugal Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Yesterday RI was the place to be for the far Northerner. Super fun building surf all day. Got multiple overhead lefts for a hundred yards.
  9. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    Was up in your neck of the woods yesterday.
    Was unable to surf (college visit for son) but managed to watch for a bit. Definately some thumpers. Needless to say i was bummed i couldnt surf.
  10. DillonP24

    DillonP24 New Member

    Jul 17, 2015
    your crazy if you think that swell was all hype... Bethany beach was straight pumping overhead glassy barrels sweeping right. long in and outs all day. gotta try more spots. better luck next time!
  11. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Anybody got any good pics to share of these OH waves i'm hearing about?
  12. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    You wanna see big waves? Please view scantily clad thread!!
  13. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Oh yeah, those are nice wave o barry, FLsurfdog is on point!
  14. bennysgohome

    bennysgohome Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2009
    Yes, that is the key point. Not too bad when the water temp is high.
  15. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    Swell didn't make it up north, but given the path and exit speed, that was no surprise.
  16. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    ESM should be doing a photo gallery by the end of the day.
  17. JawnDoeski

    JawnDoeski Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2014
    Ah yous guys should know NJ scored all timers on this swell

    Man Barry though or fought people from NY and NJ would drive to Ruggles

    Blasphmy...Barry ain't been around the block as many times as he claimed

    I got some flicks of waves that were 100% OH yesterday
  18. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    Also, if you have insta just type in #hurricanegert there's more than a handful of quality shots and footy.
  19. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Got news for you , moron....RI was full of touron surfers; you are just too dumb to know it.