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Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by foamieswithmyhomies, May 31, 2017.
nice pics fellas.
Nice shot Rob!!
Thank you guys
Hurricane Earl swell maybe 10 years ago. A perfect tracker...stayed in our swell window for several days as it approached slowly. Swell lasted several days, pics taken on a mid-week morning while the storm was still quite a ways away. It eventually came right past us on a Friday afternoon and got big. Crowds for sure, but there were less crowded peaks far up the beach with more power.
Looks like long period swell? Or at least "longish"
yeah if i remember right this day it was about 5' @ 14 seconds. lulls....then sets!
WTF, plenty of cams, plenty of waves. Check OCSurfcam, check Bethany boardwalk, check rehoboth cam, look at the swell direction, tide, and wind and you'll know if it's good in between the cams. If all else fails go check yourself. All this talk about it being crowded is wack. There's like nobody out in the winter (well, the same 20 guys at the inlet or the few spots everyone goes in OC) and plenty of waves to go around. In the summer, still people don't hit the right two hour window either side of the tide and you'll end up trading peaks with a few other locals. Is it like anywhere on the OBX where there's sets every block that break 3 different bars out? NOPE - but I surf anytime there's waves. No magic recipe. You just gotta have the surf smarts, and time to check it. Pics are small days at the right tide, correct side for the swell. Even 2-3' days when its flat elsewhere have their days.
Earl was way fun.
I surfed earl at SS when Colin was doing stepoffs for the first time I've ever seen him do it. The local bodyboarders were not very happy. I stayed out of it that time because
Im not a SS local, the lineup was grumbling for sure
These photos are sick
Anyone got any sick stories from SS.
I love how the drop holds you there for a second sometimes, it always seems like you are going to nose dive, it's best to hang on because alot of the times the back of the wave drops out underneath your tail last second and you don't nose dive.
You can also get great choppy conditions there, that's the only time I go anymore
I remember that one. crowds were ridiculous due to the long period - errbody could make the paddle out.
You gotta be kidding me
It's pretty funny when it's head high.
I mean, it looks fun and all, but is it necessary?
Never when everyone else is paddling in!
The Comments under that video say it all.
I'm sure the dudes doing it can also paddle in and get the same result without the assist on days like that, so why not do that instead? Is it boredom you think?
they can , but probably need to work out the ski routine for the huge days when paddling isn't going to work. Still - its questionable judgement with others in the water
Pretty obvious that they're doing it because the takeoffs are steep and they didn't want to get tossed so they use the ski to whip them into the wave earlier. Also makes it easier to backdoor those smokers