Igor...

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by DaMook, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. DaMook

    DaMook Well-Known Member

    868
    Dec 30, 2009
    Dear Igor,
    thanks for Friday and especially Saturday, it was awesome, but Sunday and Monday were absolute sh!t.

    Sincerely,
    Damook
     
  2. stoneybaloney

    stoneybaloney Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Late Friday was the best time for me. The rest of the weekend got a little messy with the winds.
     

  3. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    i had my best session on monday after school...best size, organization, etc...it all really came together then. the rest of the weekend was fun...fri, sat, sun were fun & i'll never gripe about surfing 4 days in a row, but mon. pm was just great. very fun!
     
  4. sturner

    sturner Member

    6
    Sep 3, 2010
    Sunday/Monday were the best for me but there were still some solid punchy leftovers early this am in CM
     
  5. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    i have no doubt & really wish i could've been on it, but i had to educate future generations. it's only just the 3rd week of school, so i figure it's a bit cheesy to call out just yet. that's also the main reason i didn't blow it off monday. it'd be kind of obvious, you know? :eek:
     
  6. Recycled Surfer

    Recycled Surfer Well-Known Member

    488
    Jan 1, 2010
    Friday afternoon was the best and Saturday was also good. Heard getting out Monday was rough and the drift was insane.
     
  7. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    you had to time it right...i got out w/ only about 4 duckdives, all in the shorebreak area. typical of a long period swell, the lulls were pretty long. the drift was there, but not insane. it was easy to paddle against it if that was what you wanted to do. i generally chose not to & saved my energy for catching waves.

    i think it depended very heavily on where you were. i checked some spots in ocnj that looked like washing machines, but where i surfed was really clean & fairly well organized.
     
  8. DaMook

    DaMook Well-Known Member

    868
    Dec 30, 2009
    i went to cape may on monday. It was clean and barreling waist to chest. like an idiot I got back in the car looking for size and got skunked. njsurfer42, how far south in oc did you go? the north was a mess like AC.
     
  9. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    i live at the south end & avoid the north if at all possible. i didn't even bother looking down there after hearing from multiple friends that it was a mess. i ended up further south...somewhere.
     
  10. MATT JOHNSON

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Sunday was great in CM long lines and built in size though the day
     
  11. Ripcurl058

    Ripcurl058 Well-Known Member

    64
    Aug 17, 2009
    Mainland by any chance?
     
  12. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    nope. :cool:
     
  13. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Definitely one of those swells that varied greatly from place to place. If you knew where to go, and had the time to travel, you could score every day. For me, I agree that Friday was the best... that windswell/groundswell combo was working beautifully, and early Sunday was solid, semi-clean and fun at the right spot/right tide. But other than that, Saturday and for most of the day on Sunday... the good waves were few and far between where I was. Monday and Tuesday I couldn't get in the water, but local beaches up here were not looking good.
     
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  14. Sir Fur

    Sir Fur Member

    21
    Aug 19, 2010
    Friday evening was definitely the best for me. Waves were peeling. And I found a break just as good as my usual spot with only 3 other people there! Rest of the weekend was ok too, but I will remember Friday.
     
  15. dave

    dave Well-Known Member

    418
    Dec 11, 2008
    Friday am was fun - real peak-y - but also some small mini-barrels - got covered up a few times, fun crouching head-dips. Something was in the water though, literally. It was brown and smelled like a sewage plant. I guess thats what happens when it doesn't rain for a month then torrential downpours all night. Oh well. by Saturday am couldn't get out of bed all day, missed the entire rest of the swell, still feeling not 100%
     
  16. stoneybaloney

    stoneybaloney Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Same sh!t (pun intended) happened to me. After surfing Saturday, I was bed ridden on Sunday and still congested into yesterday. I've reported the local water quality several times, but who knows if anyone listens.
     
  17. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    wow, no way...

    i surfed lb fri morning (SICK session) and the water was bad, but not as bad as earl. south jersey on sat the water was pretty brown, and sunday in deal it was cleaner than all other days.

    i got a gnarly sinus infection from earl that is finally tapering off.
     
  18. fupafest

    fupafest Well-Known Member

    207
    Feb 16, 2010
    I have to agree, Igor was dookie and so far this hurricane season has been really really weak. I just think we are all getting desprate, waist to head long period close outs being epic, IDK about that. Friday's wind swell was 10X better than Igor, whats up with that.These past few swells have been GARBAGE, Earl only fired for the DP and the evening ses, and even then it wasn't Jersey at its best. I remember being scared for some hurricane swells. I sure hope it gets better:confused:. P.S there is always going to be a high level of fecal coliform in our water, especially after a good rain. The best thing you can do to help prevent the sinus infections is to get a sinus wash (neti pot) and use it after each swell. You need to get that dirty water out of your face. I have had too many swollen glands and infections from this filthy water. I still get sick but not nearly as much now.
     
  19. rgnsup

    rgnsup Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Brown you say? This was Friday 3pm..

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  20. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    What I wouldn't give to drag my a$$ in that left... brown tide, red tide, poo water... whatever!