Blown out

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by JayD, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Where when and why?

    It doesn't happen often. I can count 2 1/2 legit blow outs in 30.25 years. A number more where I was well ahead of the burst.

    Where were you, when did it happen, and why?

    legit barrel blow outs
  2. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    Here's my story:

    Ain't never happened................

  3. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Wow, this is gonna be a very short thread
  4. frothy cheese

    frothy cheese Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2016
    I guess it's a half because mine was just a shoulder high spit out. I'd still call it the wave of my life so far though. Was at my favorite beach in Monmouth county this fall. On my 5'6" catch surf skipper cause my real boards needed to be fixed. Went for DP in the morning and it was alright. Booked it straight from school back to the same beach. Glassy/light offshore and no one around yet. Took off deep and remember clearly thinking to myself "at least I'll get a good view for a second or two" and before I knew it I shot out from inside and just fell of the shoulder of it like a corpse in awe of what happened. Stayed out till dark too. One of the best days of the year for me so far actually
  5. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    terminology blown out is sloppy onshore wind waves. surfers are spit out of the barrel
  6. frothy cheese

    frothy cheese Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2016
    That was my confusion till I read the last line
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  7. Longboard Bill

    Longboard Bill Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Oh Yea....... off shore wind causing walls that just hang there. Easy entry, wait for the wall, turn into it, duck in,
    pure silence. Spit out the other side so hard it blew me and the board over the back of the wave. What a rush, way to easy. Secret spot.
  8. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Depends on context...when you get spit out, it literally feels like you are getting blown out of the barrel. But I will concede that blown out is generally used as you stated.
  9. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Nice. Never surfed jersey but have seen some waves "spit" on some of those sandbars.
  10. Braap

    Braap Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2014
    Never been in a barrel that didn't hit me in the head. In too tall and sh1t at surfing
  11. stinkbug

    stinkbug Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    seen waves spit all over in NJ and traveling but there are few waves in the world that will
    Actually blow/spit you right out of a barrel. A big wave at pipeline will literally push you out of the barrel when it spits. Must be an incredible feeling.
  12. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    After my coffee this morning, I had a blow out
  13. Braap

    Braap Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2014
    I once had sex and created a blowout. Err maybe prolapsed is a better word
  14. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    Nica and Indo. In NH you have to contort your body to squeeze into the little almond shaped barrels they have here, and they never blow out. NJ has some proper barrels, and the cape.
  15. PA_KOOK

    PA_KOOK Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2016
    Had Chipotle for lunch yesterday had a properre blow out
  16. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Can't say I've ever been spit out the barrel... where the force of the collapsing wave literally forces enough air out the tube to blow you, and a bunch of water, out the barrel. I've never felt that "push" from behind, but I have come out getting sprayed in the back and back of the head. Pretty sure a lot of us have, but to say that's getting blown out... like at Pipe or Fiji... is stretching it.

    Like this...
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  17. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012 guys are over analyzing the term "blow out" or maybe I should not have used it at all. I just wanted to hear some cool stories about when you where Spat out of a wave. Certainly Chopes and Pipe are going to have a more severe climax and it's all relative.

    I have surfed pipe (not second reef or anything mental), but I have been spit out of a nice (I would say in the 6-8' range). I have had a drainer at Playa Hermosa that was a mutant late drop to barrel and was spat out with some fury. Also, over an Indo reef, I had multiple barrels that spit and one in particular that seemed to "blow" with some force.

    I think that if you are in a barrel and get "spit out", you feel the "blow" of the wave. Like you are saying LB you felt the push from behind....that is all I am talking about. Some are going to have more push than others. But, to get spit needs to be a legit barrel to begin with.

    Anyway, just looking to hear some stoke from you guys....
  18. Obeyville

    Obeyville Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2016
    I've gotten spit out of a few. Good times
  19. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Nabbed a big one at a great spot in NJ. Kind of a novelty spot. It was big one of the other big swells around doomsday time. I was in shape and confident. Took off and nailed the bottom turn.

    I was standing straight and it just got crazy quiet except for the rumbling off the lip hitting the surface. Everything got dark. Looked over and time paused as I thought "now this is a barrel....THIS. IS A BARREL"

    Stood in in down the beach and to my delight it went from dark to light came flying out. (Dude you made it out! Had and huge party in my brain)

    Did a check turn into a little inside barrel and got my head chopped off.

    Wave of my life. Big legit stand up barrel.

    No idea if I was blown out though. I think so.
  20. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Nice Stoke Bubs....I like how you were talking to yourself when you came out of the barrel in 3rd person "Dude You made it out"!