East Coast Exploration

Discussion in 'Surf Travel' started by MFCondor, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. MFCondor

    MFCondor Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2013
    I’m reaching out to all East-coasters here. Is there anywhere left to explore and find decent waves? I’ve done some exploring on the OBX and the Eastern Shore but was wondering if there are any areas worth looking into elsewhere.

    I was thinking about Nova Scotia but I was hoping for decent spots state side. I’m not looking for anyone to dime out there spot just wondering if there is a spot where I can camp and explore around.

    Thanks guys –
  2. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    theres plenty of little islands up north near n.hampshire and rhode island.id start there

  3. MFCondor

    MFCondor Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2013
    I was thinking up that way would be my best bet. The NE looks like it can hold some decent size.
  4. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Wouldn't it be cool to take a year and explore the whole friggin coast? I'll bet it would be a great adventure. If anyone reads this I am currently accepting donations to fund this trip for myself. I need help setting up a paypal account also.
  5. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    In my opinion anywhere you haven't been is exploring for you. If you're from the south head north or vice versa. You'll get to visit/surf waves that are new to you.
  6. surfingwasteland

    surfingwasteland Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2011
    agreed, get behind the wheel and go for a drive. youll be amazed at what you find
  7. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Jimmy Buffett (the singer) did something like this, if memory serves. Had himself a custom sleep-in surfing rig built & drove/surfed the east coast a few years back. I think it was also one of those bio-fuel rigs, too. Pretty neat stuff overall.
  8. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Yep. you guys are spot on. The best way is just to go
  9. BassMon

    BassMon Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2013
    I was thinking of doing something like this. I'm from NY so I was thinking of just heading south, stopping in every state on the way down and doing some exploring, then heading back up north doing the same thing. It would be a long trip though don't you think? I mean unless you were following a cane swell up the coast back home there would most likely be alot of flat days. One of these days, one of these days
  10. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    it would be awesome to do a road trip and explore the whole coast.id say for the eastcoast December/jan is the best bet.personally id rather do the whole westcoast road trip ,start from Oregon and go down to mexico.theres a lot of spots there that break regardless of swell.on the eastcoast,u want a bunch of storms on your trip,which would probly suck lol,because u might get snowed in but that's the only way ur going to score.id like to treck up to ruggles one day,its like the eastcoast mavericks,but doesn't get that big,but could still dish out some 20 ft sets.going up and down the eastcoast during winter,u could probly snag some of the best barrels of ur life.i had a spot in nj right after sandy,it broke better than kirra,in Australia.u just want to avoid the beach replenished spots,thats why I say go up north because the mid atlantic already been buried
  11. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Trailer a skiff or a jet ski so you can explore hidden water accessible only set ups and outside mysto breaks. Or a kayak if you are environmentally aware (and 99% nuts). Make sure you have a good anchor or you could end up chasing your rig out to sea between sets.
  12. Losttsol

    Losttsol Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2013
    Portsmouth Island, NC. - You can camp there and probably be the only surfer.
    Cape Canaveral - don't get caught. Playalinda Beach nearby is one of the best waves in FL when it's on.
  13. sailquik

    sailquik Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Here's Jimmy's rig:

    buffet02.jpg buffet01.jpg
  14. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    He's got the life... I was out on my boat one day (great south bay) and a sea plane landed. Door opened and it was Buffet. So cool.

  15. MrMacdugal

    MrMacdugal Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Maine has some good outter islands. But you would have to get some good swells to coincide if you want any chance of exploration WITH surf. Otherwise all you will be doing is scouting potential spots. Pretty hit or miss, but sounds fun as anything.
  16. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Northern Florida and the islands of Delmarva. Get a kayak and some decent camping gear and go for it.
  17. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    Cycle touring/exploraton east coast

    I like where your heads are at fellas.

    Anyone interested in cycle-touring and surfing/camping, or just exploring shoreline?

    I've been destroying some eastern shore roads by the coast down here, and I've got a lot of ideas brewing. These guys have been a solid inspiration for what I'm interested in doing. Delmarva for mini-starters, east coast for adventure. I'm pretty much ready to ride.

    Save your money and go two wheels - never worry about fuel price - I haven't for almost 5 years!
  18. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I agree that going anywhere you haven't been before is exploring, just start from where you would normally go and start hitting all the other spots you always pass by or go a bit further than you normally would and try those spots. Although, I really like the idea of starting in Dec and going up the coast all the way to Maine and back till end of Feb. Would be a good 90 days and guaranteed to score almost every day if you pick the right spots along the way
  19. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    I may have posted this before on another thread. If so, I apologize.
    East coast surfing road trip from 1975: VA to FL. In a VW van, no less. Not much surfing footage until they get down to FL
  20. jlmlax99

    jlmlax99 Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    Islands and artificial reef off of the coast, not gonna say where but some spots can get world class