Lightning

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by notaseal, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    This Californian just don't get it. I'm here's on da east coast now. And it's like this. , Heavy onshore chop, mush, chop, all day. Storm rolls in winds shift offshore and these serial waves form. Heavy lightning and most exit? IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL ! Am I wrong? should I be scared?
     
  2. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    NAH! just lay flat on your board and repeat, "There's no place like home".
     

  3. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    What, me worry??!!?? I suggest you take an aluminum rod with you and hold it as high as you can........
     
  4. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Some say that i'm more likely to be struck by lightning than to be bitten by a shark. I hear of lots of shark bites. Who here has ever heard of a surfer being struck by lightning?
     
  5. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    It's your decision. I think all of us have stayed in the water with a little bit of lightning. This past winter I was out and a freak storm rolled up with some lightning pretty close, so I got out. Got back in about 15 minutes later, lighting returned but it seemed further away, so I stayed in. A shark you can punch in the face, gouge eyes, etc. Lightning, nothing you can do but enjoy the smell of burning flesh or hair, oh, and your nap. LOL
     
  6. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Notaseal, I personally don't fock with lightning, especially of the type we got the other day. Special kind of storm around these parts. I've seen it hit the water a few times from the lobster boat, and it was rather unnerving.

    When I'm in the water if it comes I just sit in my truck and burn one and let it pass.

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  7. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    I would consider it an oppurtunity to take a rest break. Then tell all the SUP riders nearbye that the break is all theirs and encourage them to hold their paddles high.

    Serially, tho, you shouldn't fvck with lightning. As a general rule they say that if you can hear thunder you are within range of a strike. Also, most lightning occurs arounde the periphery of a storme where the electrical potential is greatest. Many reports of human strikes in clear blue sky.
     
  8. Riley Martin

    Riley Martin Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2015
    Yeah but if the lighting strikes just right, in accordance to your location, you could gain super powers. That's what happened to me.

    Hey Gaf? How's the new life? How's America's Finest City?

    Zero, I thought you drug tested yourself and came-up dirty, hence your absence. Newly unemployed, ironically so, Zero resorted to the skid row alley ways of New Castle County, bottle in hand.

    What is a "serial" wave? Is that good?

    One of my neighbors had a tree split in half by lightening Tuesday evening. No super powers, though. Man we got slammed, sort of. I have extreme First World problems right now.
     
  9. Riley Martin

    Riley Martin Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2015
    I have heard it plenty.

    While in the OBX, a dude was zapped on the beach in my town one summer. I knew a few lifeguards in the area, and they were visibly shook with the results. They were on the scene doing care and stuff, like paramedic stuff. Like, days afterward, shook.

    Mother nature, man, it's a force.
     
  10. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
  11. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Years ago, late summertime Sebastian Inlet. Late afternoon. Schools of mullet running through the line up. Waist to chest high peaky bowls up and down the beach, mostly shorebreak. Very very crowded. My buddy and I were on 3rd peak, and a shark came through the bait just as he fell off his board. I yelled at him, "Get on your board!" and he did, just as the fin of the blacktip hit his rail and dinged it. Everyone near by saw it, and there were other sharks busting through the bait here and there. No one got out. We all just put our feet up and waited for them to pass. The waves were good, big crowd, so the odds were good not to get bit.

    The storm had been building from the west all day, and just a minute or two after the shark incident, BLAM!, a bolt of lightning hit some kid on his board up at 4th peak. Everyone left en masse, like in the movie Jaws. Except for a couple die hards on first peak. We packed our stuff, got in the car, and left. I have no idea if the guy lived or died. I should have rendered aid, but was scared. Lots of bolts were coming down nearby.

    Lightning is no joke down here.
     
  12. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    ^^^ Best option, burning one has proven to scare the lighting away, it works, true story.
     
  13. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    I've heard Tampa is the lighting capital of the world.

    Saw lighting strike a beach house aboot 30 yards away from the lineup and fry a bunch of pigeons. Everybody paddled in after that. I don't fvck around with it. Last night threw down here in the middle of the night. Stayed up watching the lighting for a while.
     
  14. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    That is correct! Sitting right here in Tampa as we speak. Almost got struck getting out of the car and walking into my place two days ago. Hair stood up on my arms. I was doing the chicken dance trying to get away from it HAHAHA
     
  15. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
  16. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
  17. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    Worst I've been in was in a 14' boat with a fisin' bud. Could feel every hair on my body stand up. We put on anything rubber shoes life jackets ect. and hunkered down for what seemed like forever but was probably like 20 minutes in all. Nature can make you seem pretty small at times.
     
  18. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Yeah, I remember living down there, it can be a pretty spectacular show! There is some debate on whether its the capital of the world or the United States. Either way, Tampa's got some lightning!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    That it can, keeps me humble
     
  20. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    image.jpg Lightning over Tampa Bay

    http://www.gulfster.com/Daily/2015PictureGallery/ 062515lightning/
     
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