Hardest you've been worked on a wave

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by GoodVibes, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    As the heart of cane season is quickly approaching what's the most worked you have gotten on a wave. How big, Where at, and how long was the take down?
     
  2. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    A five footer, 3 hours from the ocean, lasted what seemed like eternity at the time.

    AKA my evil ex.
     

  3. DarkBarrels

    DarkBarrels Active Member

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    Jun 19, 2012
    Yeah.... It's called LIFE
     
  4. mexsurfer

    mexsurfer Well-Known Member

    662
    Jul 14, 2008
    puerto escondido. got sucked over the falls duckdiving, pinned against the sand for 3 secs then tumbled for about another 4 came up and took 4 more on the head. i dont wanna say how big it was because of all the hate. but ill say it was the biggest wave ive seen in my life
     
  5. dlrouen

    dlrouen Well-Known Member

    811
    Jun 6, 2012
    This wave closed out on me.

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  6. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Kind of surprised the most interesting man on the planet couldn't make that section.
     
  7. idsmashh

    idsmashh Well-Known Member

    404
    Aug 2, 2010
    probably the result of one too many Dos Equis.
     
  8. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    Probably the same for me... Don't take the first wave of the set at Puerto!
     
  9. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    I don't always get worked, but when I do I do it big!
     
  10. bmore surf

    bmore surf Well-Known Member

    112
    May 20, 2006
    A five footer, 3 hours from the ocean, lasted what seemed like eternity at the time.

    AKA my evil ex.

    this is a good one! made me
    laugh
     
  11. mattywarch

    mattywarch Member

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    Aug 12, 2011
    In NJ during hurricane irene, probably like a 6 footer. Best I can remember, I havent really gotten worked, I dont paddle mavs, haha. But i just paddled out wrong, impact zone, out of breath, late duck dive,while not even catching my breath, tossed me around hard for a good 4 seconds, leash got tangled, I was really out of breath so started to thrash, not good, learn my lesson to not force a duck dive and take the breather.
     
  12. apbb

    apbb Well-Known Member

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    Jun 2, 2012
    First time I went out during a Hurricane on the east coast about 2 years ago. Biggest i've ever seen at my local beach. I thought I'd get a good look at a barrel before duck diving. I stalled a little too long and didnt make it. It sucked me backwards over the falls, but it probably wasn't nearly as bad as it seemed because the waves were around 6-7 ft.
     
  13. va.waves?

    va.waves? Member

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    Jun 27, 2012
    Got wrapped up in a pier down in nags head when i first started surfing, some random swell where it was like 6 foot and a bad drift. got sucked right into the pier hit a few pilings then my board went one way and i went the other, waves kept breaking right on my back pushing down before i could i catch my breath and kept me from taking my leash off. bout pooped my wetsuit that day, juuust cause im a kook
     
  14. purpleheadedyogurtslinger

    purpleheadedyogurtslinger Well-Known Member

    150
    Jun 21, 2012
    body surfing the break wall in Condido, San Juan PR. I got tossed over the falls onto dry sand then a head high wave landed on me full on, knocking the wind out of me. AS I rolled over to try and get my breath (in the dry sand) another one even bigger exploded on me. By the time I got out of the water I was bleading out of my F**King eyeballs! No bueno.
     
  15. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I seem to get worked on those head high days, when it's small enough to not think about taking precautions, but big enough put a hurt'n on you. I seem to let my guard down and do things like... not time the paddle out, jumping on the first wave of a set, taking off WAY to late or too deep, pulling in just to get the view when you know you can't make it out...

    And the worst... not taking that nice big breath before you eat sh!t. I gotten pummeled by head high waves a number of times, and found myself upside down and held under for just a few more seconds than I've panned... with nothing in my lungs... or blowing out my nose underwater to keep from getting a sinus full... and realizing, "wow... didn't expect this!... I'm still under and have NO air!"
     
  16. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Sounds about right, I think Hurricane Bill is the worst i've ever been slammed and held under.... matter of fact, I know it's the worst. It was much larger than I was expecting that day, but I paddled out anyways
     
  17. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Irene got me good. It was the second day of the swell, and it was as big as I have seen in east Florida. I paddled in to a big set wave and dropped in. About halfway down the face I got the speed wobbles, dug a rail and went head first over the nose of my board. I skipped on the surface a couple of times, then the wave picked me up and slammed me, knocking the wind out of me. I was tumbling around for a while under water, bounced off the sand bar a few times and finally slowed down. I wasn't sure which way was up so I tugged on my leash and made it to the surface gasping for air.

    That one scarred me good. There were not a lot of people out in the water, and it was heavy enough that even if there were, they might not have been able to help. One of the few times I was truly afraid I couldn't hold my breath long enough to surface.

    Stay safe my friends.
     
  18. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    I do remember gettin blown up real good on a close out during Bill. I thought I saw a makeable barrel. I was wrong.
     
  19. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    9 out of 10 were closeouts if i recall, wish we had gone to Melbourne or NSB instead, they held the swell quite nicely
     
  20. wave1rider65

    wave1rider65 Well-Known Member

    405
    Aug 31, 2009
    Same here.......Two wave hold down running about 12'. The loop that you tie your rashguard to your boardshorts broke and pulled the rashie over my head. I took a freakin beating!!!