Biggest East Coast Wave

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by davincimoon, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. davincimoon

    davincimoon Well-Known Member

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    Jul 31, 2008
    What's the biggest wave ever recorded or seen on the East Coast? Any tales or pics to share?
     
  2. rgnsup

    rgnsup Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    There was a thread with the same question posted not too long ago.. search back a little bit and you'll see it..
     

  3. Aguaholic

    Aguaholic Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Well....I don't know the biggest ever....But I do know Hurricane Gloria did produce a 30 something FT wave in Manasquan. I don't have the picture but I'm sure someone does.
     
  4. tbing

    tbing Well-Known Member

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    May 27, 2008
    I've seen this picture. I can't recall where it is. If I find it, I'll post a link.
     
  5. rgnsup

    rgnsup Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2008
  6. Aguaholic

    Aguaholic Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Here it is I found it.

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  7. pvjumper05

    pvjumper05 Well-Known Member

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    Jun 15, 2008

    shiiiiiiiiit
     
  8. tbing

    tbing Well-Known Member

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    May 27, 2008
  9. wbsurfer

    wbsurfer Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    one day i can remember had ot of been 02,03 or 04 i cant remeber what year but was during the winter down here in wb it was like 20ft or bigger only like two people were out and they didnt last long i think. me and my friend were going out but we were like"o sh::::t we dont have boards big enough for this" so we left. and got on it the day after when it was smaller.but i dont have any pictures i just remember the day.but if i find any pics ill post them.
     
  10. xgen70

    xgen70 Well-Known Member

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    May 25, 2006
    of all the places to produce some east coast beast, I would find it hard to believe that any spots other then New England, OBX, or FLA would even come close to 30 plus feet. And that also being clean and ridable in some fashion.

    I will go out on a limb and say that the picture posted is no more then 10 to 12 max. The top of the wave is not even taller then the end jetty marker, and that is a good enough reference point to make such a judgement call. Really, it might be no more then 6 to 8 soild,...if you ask some NorthShore Groms ;)
     
  11. Aguaholic

    Aguaholic Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Your out of your mind man....Guess you never been to Manasquan. Only a local would understand......That tower is at least 20 something FT and the jetty it is on is about 10 FT. Get your facts straight before you open your mouth.
     
  12. xgen70

    xgen70 Well-Known Member

    778
    May 25, 2006
    oh great, someone is pissed off over nothing, again...relax for goodness sake.

    Were you there at the time? So since you were not, how do you know much more about anything then me? besides, are there not two poeple in the foreground? Do you not think that if it was that size they would be standing there like that? would not that side be washed over? If you want to call it a once in a lifetime wave then fine, but I give a hoot what facts you speak of, the chance of it happening like that are around nill.

    Talk about facts, maybe you need to go back and see how wave size is counted, back or front, side to side, whatever blows your skirt up pal. Is was an opinion, no more no less, and until someone with far more knowledge then you or I speaks up, I will take a guess and say no way that is 30 plus feet.

    See, I opened my mouth again,...and nothing has changed, has it.
     
  13. mikedub

    mikedub Well-Known Member

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    Aug 2, 2007
    I see where SC is coming from and can kind of agree, I guess if you have never been there its hard to really tell how big it is because there is no clear point of reference. It is certainly a large wave we can all agree on that but for perspective on a 30foot wave I made this crude pic on photoshop. Lets just say for argument sake this guy is at least 4 feat tall. That would mean this wave is about 32 feet give or take.
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  14. InletRider

    InletRider Well-Known Member

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    May 27, 2007
    thats huge for manasquan. ive only seen it close to that one or two times
     
  15. tbing

    tbing Well-Known Member

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    May 27, 2008
    I wouldn't say its 30', but I also wouldn't say its 10'. My guess is right around 20' +- a few. I've seen a few storms where there are some pretty nasty waves, not that are rideable, just downright death pits...
     
  16. Mista Krabs

    Mista Krabs New Member

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    Oct 4, 2008
    Thats the biggest wave photo ive ever seen of the inlet, although last year(i think) a storm rolled through and the waves were crashing up and over that jetty but not as tall as that. That was pretty cool to see
     
  17. xgen70

    xgen70 Well-Known Member

    778
    May 25, 2006
    well i certainly was not trying to piss no one off,.......in my limited years i have heard the stories about that place being able to hold crazy size due to it breaking so far out? but 30 feet is just crazy talk most any spot on the eastcoast, I would think. Anyway, right off the top of my head, only a few spots have a chance of holding such size on the eastcoast, and those were the ones I spoke of. I might be wrong about those, who knows? Sure nothing to get piss over though. Sorry about my facts, or lack there of..
     
  18. conway

    conway Well-Known Member

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    Mar 24, 2008
    thats ridiculous, wrightsville can't even hold surf that big, itd just be massive unridable mounds of water rolling to shore
    wb can hold MAYBE up to double overhead and thats like a ten foot face, max. and thats rare too.
    sorry, have to call bull**** on you for that claim.
     
  19. Aguaholic

    Aguaholic Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    I'm not pissed off man...I'm just not feeling great today. Didn't mean to sound so d1ckheaded sry. But, I must say I was in fact there...I was 13 at the time. That pic was taken from Jenks way across the inlet in Pt. [I didn't take it] Like I said if you never been to Manasquan you will not understand. That wave might not be 30 something FT but it sure is close....at least 25FT. Ive been surfing for 24 years. Not saying I know everything....but I have 24 years of experience.
     
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  20. spongeoc

    spongeoc Well-Known Member

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    Sep 28, 2007
    i took a picutre the day noel moved out the wave was i would say around 12ft but theirs no refences in the photo