NE recap

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by DonQ, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2014
    I don't know if it's a matter of allowing so much as there isn't a way to stop you from repeating yourself.
  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012

  3. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Oh, you want to hear it again??
    New England surfing sucks. And, what is worse, it produces tunnel-vision morons like Vaughn that think it is great.
  4. punkaboy

    punkaboy Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2012

    I feel your pain Barry. Grew up surfing in Newport since '79. The flat spells can go on for months. Oct-Jan is primetime so you have to make peace with cold water and hard offshores.

    With the tech around now most people know when the waves are coming. Never mind the SUP's are steadily trying to take over. Surfed Second Beach the other day and noticed a lack of SUP'ers, looks like locals have laid down the law and have cleared them out.

    Got to surf San Diego and Oahu and told my wife if I had been there in my teens would have never come back to Rhode Island.

    Because of the consistent lack of surf I really, really appreciate and remember the quality days. Just enjoy the good days, everyone knows in general Rhode Island sucks for surfing.

    Go to Hawaii and get back the stoke that surfing brought to the fathers of Surfing.

  5. StuckontheGulf

    StuckontheGulf Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2012
    It rocks compared to the gulf. It's all in your perspective.
  6. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2014
    Live here, surf here. Never made any claims about relative quality.

    Don't like it, sell your boards. Or not, IDGAF.
  7. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Cold. The waters cold. Never will you have a crowd problem. Cold. The water is cold. Never will you have a problem with wax on the ass of your favorite baggies. Cold the water is cold. Wetsuite manufacturers love New England surfers. Cold. The water is cold.
    **** Shrivels, the NE pro say; cold, the water is cold and I'm getting old. Many heavy wetsuites sold when winter takes a hold. The NE surf is left to the bold. That's what **** Shrivel says, so I'm told.
  8. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    D ick Shrivels if your wondering
  9. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Sure, blame it on the cold water.
  10. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    Yep. Then when winter hits you grab your snowboard and hit the mountains. I've been worse places.
  11. The Incorrigible Steel Burrito VII

    The Incorrigible Steel Burrito VII Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    I hate living in NE. Had a chance to move and opted out. Kicking myself. When it's 4:15 and I'm shoveling out my driveway to get to work, I hate it. When I finally get to the mountain and its iced over something bulletproof, I hate it. When I have to change out of my suit into a poncho in 9 degree weather, I hate it. And enough with the Dunkin Donuts already. And everybody is miserable. This place is a vortex of bad energy. And guess what--- Boston is dumb. As cities go, it's dumb. Boston couldn't hold a lighter to San Diego's arse while it farted. Providence is cool kind of maybe. Hartford Worcester Springfield Manchester (NH) are great places to get $50 hookers with hep and your car stolen. Portland (ME), New Haven, Burlington are the redeeming cities in NE. Vermont is beautiful but too far from the ocean. NH crapped on their mountains with billboards and people from NH. Maine is too far from everything-- northern and eastern ME are stunning and the rugged beaches remind me of Oregon on a flat day but it's a days haul. New Englanders and their driving--- commuting 61 miles to work is not even a thing. I have 62,000 miles on a 2015. I hate this place.

    There are moments and bursts of nostalgia that I love. The smell of fall. The sound of crunching leaves. The way an old musty New England public library smells. Dark midday rain showers.

    Then I go to San Diego and I'm like eff that crap. I'll take 75 and sunny. I made my decision to remains in NE in the fall. In between jobs and housing. Nature put on its best dress for me. And now I have geographic ghonnorhea.
  12. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2015
    I don't know, it's about perspective I guess. SoCal has it's own challenges. A lot of toothless tweakers who haven't surfed this decade hanging out in parking lots and piers ready to take a dump on your car cause they don't recognize you, lots of super flaky people totally image orientated( how do my fake lips look' about as interesting as your fake t!ts) crappy pizza, and if your a roofer, carpenter, painter, ect.. good luck. In front of every home depot you will find these people that will work for half. You ever surf swami's by yourself, trestles? I am not trying to knock Cali, love my peeps out there, but no place is complete paradise. If you never been to Hawaii, don't expect a warm welcome on the North Shore either.
  13. The Incorrigible Steel Burrito VII

    The Incorrigible Steel Burrito VII Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    I actually surfed that left on the north end of trestles with one other dude, so almost to myself. Some Mexican marine. It wasn't "firing" by SoCal standards but still.

    Northern New England has some perks. But when it's -20F and I'm warming up my car for 30 minutes and blow drying the pipes in the crawl space before work, I have to wonder if it's worth it. That said where else can you buy a house on a river for under 100 and be within an hour of the beach. Trade off I suppose.
  14. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Peru, Ecuador, Nica, CR, PR, plenty of places. You and I just fvcked up on choices.
    Again, FOR SURFING, New England does suck--it is in the wrong coast wave wise, cold as hell 8 months of the year, expensive. For QUALITY of life, it is a great place.
    Please note, great names in surfing do NOT emerge from New England. Great names in other fields of
    I am back to speculating whether or not I should buy a winter home in PR.
  15. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2015
    Peter Pan, if you like him or not, is pretty well known and is in the surfing hall of fame. Last summer I was renting a board from Real Surfshop out of Oceanside. I had to give my drivers license which is RI. The owner gave me a long look then asked if I was for Elemental or Water Bros. No joke. I laughed and said WB. I have one of their boards and like Sid Abruzzi. The owner broke out into a grin and said I passed the test. It can be a small world after all.

    If you can afford it I say get that place in PR. I love traveling but still like coming back to good old NE. No, we don't get consistent swell, and it's pretty flat as I write this, but I had lots of fun sessions the last two weeks. My cup is half full.
  16. bennysgohome

    bennysgohome Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2009
    For surfing, NE is probably one of the worst spots on the east coast. They don't get average days. It's either all or nothing. South Carolina and VB are right up there too. Beautiful coastline up there but the surfing is soft and does suck for 98% of the time.
  17. The Incorrigible Steel Burrito VII

    The Incorrigible Steel Burrito VII Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    Spot on. Abroad is the way to go. Add Spain and Morocco to that list then. And Vietnam.
  18. EasternSurfRider

    EasternSurfRider New Member

    Apr 17, 2015
    What a great example this morning was!

    Growing up in CT, I never thought I'd still be living in New England after College, always thought I'd be in Colorado or somewhere similar snowboarding but I didn't surf then. Fast forward 8 years after I learned to surf in NJ during a work stint there (Not a terrible place but you won't see me living there again!) and now I'm in Maine and I F-ing love it! Where else could I buy a house affordably within a mile of the ocean and surf breaks, CLEAN ocean water, 10 minutes from my job in engineering, 1.5 hrs to a good ski hill, and next to a city with some of the best restaurants and enough night life and city vibe for me? Not many places. If you don't like the cold go somewhere else but I don't mind it so I'll be staying a while.
  19. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Fkn A man. I need to get N or E a little bit, but I'd be good to go once that's the case. And hey, they could think what they want of the surf. If it's all or nothing(which I don't think it is, plenty of small fun days), I guess I like the all bc I've seen people paddle in in stuff that I was having fun in, and I always think I'm a puss bc there are dudes who charge up here, in the cold, in surf you won't find in many other places on the EC. I guess it's in me blood.
  20. ScobeyviIIe

    ScobeyviIIe Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    Cottons is a fun wave, and you're right. Usually no one one it.
    I've hit up uppers the last two times i went. First light, and only 10-15 guys for the first hour.

    That right is somethign else when it connects.