Fall is off to a good start!

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by DawnPatrol321, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    So we ended Summer with a bang here in FL, and we just kicked off the Fall this past weekend with some solid head high sets (some plus sets here and there), great day all around yesterday, wasn't crowded at all and the sets just kept coming, was a bit drifty, the rip was strong, but other than that it worth the paddle out. Hope you all got some too!!!
     
  2. dudeclimbing

    dudeclimbing Well-Known Member

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    Apr 16, 2013
    It's good to hear. Happy days ahead.
     

  3. dlrouen

    dlrouen Well-Known Member

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    Jun 6, 2012
    We got some waves this weekend too! A little choppy on Saturday, but Sunday cleaned up real nice. We had chest high glass late in the afternoon, which was pretty nice for a change. I'm taking this as a good sign for what's to come. Don't give up yet! Eat your vegetables!
     
  4. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Yeah, Saturday was garbage, I paddled out at 4 different spots and found one that was kinda working but it was more work than it was worth, then Sunday came, night & day, what a few hours can change in the ocean.
     
  5. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    Jun 27, 2010
    I was in Cocoa Bch Friday and Saturday. Had a blast on Friday even though it was smaller. It was clean and I think the orientation of the Cape helped make a wind a little bit offshore instead of side shore. A ton of fish and mullet pods in the water. I was watching them fly past me and was waiting for a larger shadow or silhouette chasing them.
     
  6. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Nice, I wasn't too far from ya, Saturday was better up by the Pier and North like you said, I was bit further South and didn't make it quite that far north. Lots of activity in the water, never saw a grey suit though, just lots of fish and a jelly here and there (which I stepped on). If you didn't stick around for Sunday you missed one helluva session, not as good as last weekend but close
     
  7. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    Jun 27, 2010
    I went back home Saturday afternoon. Had a blast nonetheless. I stayed at a hotel a block away from the sand. For two days it was:

    Check the surf > grab board > go surfing > have dinner and drinks > Nap... Repeat.

    It was good little trip.
     
  8. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Nice man, glad you had fun, that's how ya do it!
     
  9. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    It was nice to surf some long clean lefts. Only stomach high but fun. The water was full of bait, very murky, and we got chased out a couple of times by a few sharks (although it could have been tarpon). Fall looks good to me. Lots of empty waves. I am going to try and ditch work for a couple hours this p.m. on the incoming push. Ya'll have fun.
     
  10. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Probably a Tarpon but who knows, I saw a 5-6 footer tag a pod of bait fish and go air borne like 3 times in a row about 50-60 yards from where I was sitting last weekend, saw the whole thing, huge splash, but never know, sharks like bustin airs too
     
  11. Gilman Photography

    Gilman Photography Well-Known Member

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    Feb 21, 2012
    finally got some fun waves here on the gulf too

    Sean 7.jpg Unknown ripping.jpg
     
  12. OC&SC-83

    OC&SC-83 Well-Known Member

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    Jul 25, 2011
    Saturday got to water 7 AM, nuthin (knew it was wishful thinking with outgoing tide anyway). Ran errands went back later.
    Almost two hours of consistent stomach high+ fun sets. With a buddy, catching a bunch of waves, talking about the football games to come that day, slight chill in the air.
    I do love the fall.
     
  13. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Indeed, my favorite time of the year!
     
  14. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Got a couple of hours of clean waist high surf today, and am working late to make up for it. Definitely sharks mixed in with the other fishies. Mostly of the four foot spinner variety. I took the shortboard out to get my pop ups ready for when it gets big ( tomorrow is October so it is only a matter of a week or so). Too many sessions on the log gets you slow to your feet when you have to switch to the shortie. How does that 6'4" Kechle work? I had a stump fish the same size and it worked great on all kinds of waves.
     
  15. Wave Maven

    Wave Maven Well-Known Member

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    Nov 20, 2012
    The cool thing about Florida is that you don't have to worry about the water dipping into the 30's.
     
  16. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Water temp is a huge perk, it can get cold in the winter but it's usually short lived
     
  17. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Saturday was a blast. But the Jellies OMG they were everywhere. One poor dude duck dived and came up under a bunch of them, had welts all over his face, trunk, swollen eyes, ouch. I gave him vinegar to pour on it. It helped.

    The finger mullet were everywhere, even jumped on the long board. Some guy pulled one out of his pocket. It was like wild kingdom out there!
     
  18. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Yikes, i got tagged by a jelly on my eye brow the other day but it wasn't all that bad, sounds like this dude got the whole family of jellies on his face, someone shoulda peed on him, I hear that works wonders HAHAHA
     
  19. Poseidon

    Poseidon Well-Known Member

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    Aug 23, 2013
    got some decent waves this past weekend. i guess my fall is off to a good start. forecast doesn't look too good for the rest of this week though. i think i'll just go on a week long bender.