Four Years Ago Today - Doomsday Swell

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Mitchell, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Hard to believe its been 4 years since the Doomsday Swell....scary how time is racing by.

  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012

  3. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
  4. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Mitchell, can you give me the skinny on that swell?

    3X OH beach break where guys were getting towed out and into waves. Of course, all we see is the perfect A-frames.

    Was it really that good? Or was it more like OBSF, where the inside is like a churning cauldron and most of the sets were closed out and unmakeable?


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  5. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Yeah...i literally popped over the dune expecting it to be solid and saw Vince Boulanger drop into that beast above within seconds. Glad i had my camera with me. One more from that day:

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  6. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Not at all closed out or unmakeable. Like BIG 10 second period windswell.

    I dont remember exactly what the swell setup was. At least in the Delmarva it was just a big short period wind swell so the waves were steep enough and a-framey enough people (not me) were paddling in. Nobody was towing or stepping off while i was there. Vince B. was killing it (but so were many others). Really miss watching him surf.
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  7. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    That's just crazy dude, absolutely epic.

    I just remember looking at the pics and reading at least one write-up about that Colin Herlihy guy towing in to those monster OCMD barrels with a handful of other local least that's how I remember it. I wondered how gnar gnar it was and if it could be paddled out to.

    Hell, who am I kidding. It's not like I would've paddled out into that anyways lol
  8. simod8

    simod8 New Member

    Dec 21, 2016
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  9. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    Oh man 4 years? That was the day of my epic skedaddle.
  10. FUN

    FUN Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2014