Huge swell coming!

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by red dog, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    Got HH to slight OH mushy wedges in South Jerz this am. First guy out and it was fun to have to myself for a half hour or so before some kewks arrived. N wind was kind of treacherous though. Made for some warbly sections, but I got several lined up lefts and one good right.

    Footing was off this morning. It was weird. Had to paddle so hard to get into them.

    Regardless, fun to surf this swell a little bit before heading south to FL. Fingers crossed do maybe get something manageable down there.
  2. Jesterface

    Jesterface Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2017
    You're from southern NC? No wonder you have no class!

    OCMD forecast is really cleaning up!

    I'm winning the WOW New England edition. I don't even have 1 wave submitted all year.

    After this swell we are going to need to do a roll call!

  3. ukelelesurf

    ukelelesurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Randomly booked a house in Carolina beach w fam for three days looks like next two should be really good!!!

    As far as huge waves go I be been out in my fair share of crazy sshyte .. 3x head balangan on a day when outside corner was braking, pretty crazy day at marias, 2head + at moss landing.....on a twin fun w+f? Worst experience was a 2head occ plus day at Escondido.... caught a crazy bomb right away that lined up forever but didn't barrel. When I straightened out with the closeout section my leash snapped and I was swimming taking massive sets on the dome pulled me all the way back into the lineup total nightmare ....had to swim back in in a "lull"...all before 730 AM ....HAVE FUN YALL
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  4. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Today was pretty decent. I didn't paddle out though. It was offshore with gusts around 30-35. I wasn't feeling that. Watched my buddy and 2 other guys for awhile. Looked like allot of paddling but there were some gems man. HH-OH, getting held up by the wind so you had these long wide open faces for 100+ yards. Worth it? I don't know. The waves looked good but watching the guys surf it looked like they were doing more wind battling then surfing on the open faces.

    I'm on call this week for emergency service so by the time i realized it might actually be worth the paddle out, it was too late for me. Good news is tomorrow and Monday are actually looking pretty good now. So might be better that i saved my energy today for the better up coming days.
  5. Toonces

    Toonces Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    Oh man, that was so fun. It was definitely varsity with the wind, but it was totally workable. Matunuck looks like it is absolutely firing; I think the Narragansett side is better than the Newport area so far.

    In the 5 or so cars immediately around mine I saw Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut plates, so the word is definitely out.
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  6. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Some of my favorite east coast spots over there - any pics of the swell or discription? Size? Peeling?
  7. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Oh wait sorry-did I just post that??


    Umm I mean my favorite spot is Belmar... third or fourth fav would be your spots...

    Sorry, didn't mean to let you guys down.
  8. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Can I play tennis with your wife?? Just tennis....nothing else.
  9. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    If you think you can keep up Ole man!
  10. surfRIwinter

    surfRIwinter Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Went out for two sessions in newport area today, first session was cleaner and around 4 ft, second sesh was a little sloppy, good thing about the wind was it kept a lot of the crowds away even though it was hard to deal with.
    took some pics before and after

    Attached Files:

  11. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    Or setup a SI gangbang
  12. red dog

    red dog Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    I know the spot, be there in the am! Thanks for the pics!
  13. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Nice!!! Thanks for sharing!!
  14. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Did you bust out the ski???
  15. Toonces

    Toonces Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    I was at a very popular Newport beach break. I'd call it waist to chest. But it was really clean, open faces and some fairly long-ish rides at times.

    The whole beach was breaking so there was room to spread out. It got a bit crowded when I left, but you could find your own peak if you didn't want to be a sheep.
  16. Toonces

    Toonces Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    Matunuck looked to be a couple of feet overhead on the Surfline cam.
  17. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Conditions still sucking in NoMoCo. I could get in the car and drive... maybe I will later today when the wind gets a little more west in it. But right now its just a frothy mess.

    Nantucket took it on the head with this one. Looks bad. Anybody hear any first hand reports? Loss of property? Home damaged?
  18. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Today was goooood. I'll do a write up on the sesh in the who's been surfing thread. But I'll discuss the swell here, because man... this is a weird one.

    It was OH. 1-2 feet OH. Winds were supposed to be lighter than yesterday, and they were (until later in the sesh) but were heavier than forecasted. It was really good. Looooooong lefts. And i mean long. Without a doubt longest waves iv caught at home. Not even going to guess the distance. Wide open faces. For a guy like me who enjoys laying into a big carve more than barrels, it was perfect.

    That's why I'm saying its a weird swell though. Well i guess it's not the swell but other conditions. But iv never surfed waves this big without it being big throwing barrels or a down the line haul ass-athon. Probably a combination of strong offshores and the high tide. But still. I'm pretty surprised how user friendly it was. I was expecting death closeouts.

    By the way, there was no beach at my spot. The shore break was literally breaking into a wall of sand about 12 feet tall where the dunes used to be years ago. Made getting out kinda sketchy. Lots of debris on the shore too.
  19. mullinsd249

    mullinsd249 Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    Surf City, NC was good today.
  20. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Why so verbose?