Its too f%&^$ big

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Gnarly, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. wbluke

    wbluke Well-Known Member

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    Feb 26, 2009

    what are your specs on the 6'3?
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2009
  2. Zansurf

    Zansurf Well-Known Member

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    May 12, 2008
    Should i take out my 5'10" biscuit or my 6'0" pod?
     

  3. rlghdude

    rlghdude Well-Known Member

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    Aug 19, 2009
    Thanks for the info. I'm gonna give it a go. Suck it up, strap that [email protected]$%$ on my ankle and paddle out
     
  4. terra-firma intolerant

    terra-firma intolerant Well-Known Member

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    Jul 5, 2008
    I have a question similar: (me being 5'7 & 130 lbs) Would my 5'11 X 19.25 X 2.5 handle the drop on anything up to d-oh (i'm not going out if t-oh sets show up - gun or not). It has a baby swallow and is a thruster. Since it's thicker and wider than a regular shortboard it paddles faster so wouldn't that help?

    Like what rightdude said, I'm not concerned about the paddle, I can surf all from 7:30 - 4:30 and my arms feel fine, it's just the drop. plus, if all possible, I'm saving my money for a new wetsuit, not a step-up.
     
  5. wbluke

    wbluke Well-Known Member

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    Feb 26, 2009
    i am doing the same thing
     
  6. terra-firma intolerant

    terra-firma intolerant Well-Known Member

    740
    Jul 5, 2008
    yeah, if it doesn't work out, paddle in :rolleyes:
     
  7. mofosurfer.com

    mofosurfer.com Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2009

    :D


    I dunno man, I would personally recommend a 5'4 or 5'6 mini velo simmons for 10 to 12 foot face...


    Mine...

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    Biggest I've had this out in was 2 to 3 foot overhead (8 to 10') but it was mushy surf.
     
  8. VAsurfer604

    VAsurfer604 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 13, 2009
    Have a feeling I know exactly how you felt....cept I am 14 now. Maybe it will work out haha
     
  9. wbluke

    wbluke Well-Known Member

    54
    Feb 26, 2009

    i can paddle reallllly fast even on my 6'2 so i will be taking that out first then if it doesnt work out then i will be getting my dads 6'8 just take a few paddles down the face of the wave
     
  10. Shakagrom

    Shakagrom Well-Known Member

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    Aug 22, 2008
    nope... his name will remain disclosed
     
  11. GnarActually

    GnarActually Well-Known Member

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    Sep 30, 2007
    Dudeyour fine. I'm same height n weight n I'm riding 5'10 18 2. Ur board sounds like my winter board. Just remember to take that one extra paddle
     
  12. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator Staff Member

    May 19, 2006
    20k views on this thread alone over the past few days. and it is a legit thread, not a "I hate everyone who is not like me thread". stoked.
     
  13. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

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    Aug 5, 2008
    So I am of the opinion that most of Delmarva will not be able to handle the long period swell that this cane is going to send our way. Friday, maybe Saturday morning, and Monday look to be surfable, but the bulk of the weekend should be out of control for most people. Hence I am thinking outside of the box about where to look for waves. Anybody surf inside of the Delaware Bay? I used to surf in Cape May quite a bit and I am thinking about Sunset beach and north to the ferry. Would a swell this big wrap? Maybe, might be worth a look.

    When I was in college I surfed some big tropical swells in Jersey around '99-01 and saw waves breaking between OCNJ and Ventnor (or whatever you call the next island up), well inside of the wide inlet there. If I had a ski I would think about it, but not without some backup; don't want to get sucked out to sea.
     
  14. wbsurfer

    wbsurfer Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    are you serious.:eek:
     
  15. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

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    Nov 24, 2007
    Love it! rock that board on anything, wetsuit too. I wear even wear it down in the Dominican towards dusk when there's a lil chill in the air:eek:
     
  16. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

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    Nov 24, 2007
    ndbc.noaa.gov is forecasting waves in the bay. def worth a look. i bet you score
     
  17. patc12303

    patc12303 Member

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    Aug 19, 2009
    Whats the forecast for the bay?
     
  18. capesurfer

    capesurfer Well-Known Member

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    Dec 11, 2007
    it would be interesting to see if this swell wraps into the jetties on the bay by the ferry, on the south and north sides (south side being sunset beach and the jetties up there). i've seen the delaware bay become rideable a couple times on the north side..

    take pics if it's breaking!
     
  19. rickward

    rickward Member

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    Jul 29, 2009
    You're talking about the Great Egg Harbor Inlet between Ocean City and Absecon Island. I'm always checking out the breaks in the inlet, wondering if anyone's ever tried towing into them. Never seen anyone out there, but it gets pretty treacherous out there even without huge swell.

    @capesurfer: keep us all safe, brother. I can't wait to touch base with my local guard/sensei tomorrow to get his read on the situation. You guys know the conditions better than any of us.

    What will I be rocking on the big stuff? Fins and shorts, yo!
     
  20. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

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    Nov 24, 2007
    This is what it reads for Marine Forecast 1 for Buoy Station 44009

    ANZ431-201215-
    DELAWARE BAY WATERS SOUTH OF EAST POINT NJ TO SLAUGHTER BEACH DE-
    857 PM EDT WED AUG 19 2009

    OVERNIGHT
    SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.

    THU
    SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS AROUND 2 FT.
    SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

    THU NIGHT
    S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
    SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.

    FRI
    S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3
    FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

    FRI NIGHT
    S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
    AND TSTMS.

    SAT
    S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
    TSTMS.

    SAT NIGHT
    S WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A
    CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

    SUN
    NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4
    FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

    MON
    N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT.

    WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.