Anyone Paddle out on Small Days in Winter?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by ThatSlyB, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. ThatSlyB

    ThatSlyB Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    Does anyone paddle out in the winter on the days that are anywhere from 1-3 on a longboard once it gets cold?

    I haven't surfed the colder months yet, but at this point I feel like an idiot out there by myself when no one else seems to go out.
    Am I the only one that wastes their time in the small stuff when you gotta get fully suited up? :D
  2. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009

  3. eppeldaa

    eppeldaa Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Ill surf anytime as long as there is a wave to ride
  4. GulfGoose

    GulfGoose Member

    Oct 22, 2012
    3ft and clean is good down here!
  5. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    I surf more small days than huge days in the winter. Getting beat down in 40 degree water with sub freezing air temps on a big day isnt that much fun. Waist to chest high is perfect in the winter with chest to head high on the warmer days being close to biggest I will go out. Once in a while there will be a big, fat and easy day, overhead and just plain fun. I go out on those days too.
  6. Surfmdoc

    Surfmdoc Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    Get out there, I have only been surfing for about four years an have become addicted. Last year was the first winter I surfed. I stayed out as long as I could with my only 3/2 . Then proceeded to get a 5/4 ,boots and gloves so I could keep on going . I know have 5 wet suits. I WISH I COULD GO . I Surfed a few days after Sandy and stayed out for 5 hours in OC then went to Assateague for another 2 THE SAME day. The reason I say this, 4 weeks ago doing my other Passion , Motocross , I over shot a trple jump and Smashed all the bones in my Right foot and toer the tendons right off the bone. I was to be in California this week surfing, then Hawaii. Well it all got cancilled. and I would be happy to be able to surf a 3 ' wave , freezing than sitting in a bed watching the tube . My goal is to get back out their by summer . My Motocross days are no longer going to happen. As a Surfer only we know the passion,and adrenalin you get while out there, and the constant craving when were away. I felt that same passion for Motocross as well. Kind of like loving all your kids the same. But i sure miss those many lonely times last winter i was surfing some great waves, and I wouldn't have minded another one out there for safety and to watch . Maybe next year !
  7. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Depends on how much I'm itching for it but yes.
  8. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Yes, logging it on cold clean peelers is a good time
  9. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
  10. Tuono

    Tuono Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Those are the best winter days. It's nice to be stoked for solid day(s) in the winter but sitting around for a week or more then going out into overhead with 30mph and cold water can be too much.
    When it's balls freezing I'd rather go out on a nice, clean, day then sit around waiting for something that rarely comes and when it does is very challenging and freezing.
    In the winter I never feel the rush to get out asap as soon as wind turns favorable. I chill out and, take it day by day and stay patient.
  11. downeast

    downeast Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    Go out, have fun. If your catching waves and enjoying yourself by yourself it is worth it. Some of my best memories surfing are the days when the skies are steel gray, flurries and small clean surf with no one around.

    Small surf cuts down on the ice cream headaches. If you are actively seeking waves and going out whenever its rideable you will be better off when it does get bigger.
  12. NewYorkSurfing

    NewYorkSurfing Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    I go out if its at least 1-3 clean because its better then nothing
  13. brewengineer

    brewengineer Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    I will once I get a thicker wetsuit. I prefer 1-3 ft days in the winter. Easy to get out and usually no stress to catch anything.

    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    When you are just learning, it's great to be out there alone in small stuff. Surfed every chance I could last winter. Keeps your skills up and you don't get in anybody's way. It is a b!tch getting in and out of a wet suit so staying out as long as you can is highly advised!
  15. rvb

    rvb Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2011
    winter is dark cold and boring, get it in if you can. some of the best days longboarding for me have been 1-3 ft winter days with no one around. plus you can choose whatever break you want, being thats its not summer. before i surfed winter years back, a friend convinced me..'you have to love surfing more than you hate the cold'. think about that.
  16. 15stwr

    15stwr Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2010
    absolutely. solo winter sessions are one of the best parts of being an east coast surfer.....
  17. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Does a bear sh*t in the woods? Is Marvin Gaye? Does Stevie wonder?
  18. Inland

    Inland Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    Couldn't be more correct.
  19. TX Shreddin

    TX Shreddin Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    anything loggable.....go surf.
  20. wombat

    wombat Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    You mean like today? Was on the log for a couple hours and then the SUP for a cpl at south end OCNJ. Beautiful day out there alone