swell predictions, 12/9 and 12/10

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by capesurfer, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

    918
    Oct 23, 2007
    so in other words leave work early if possible?!

    It's so tough to sit at work doing nothing, knowing that it's going off right now. UGHHHHHHHHH!

    Did you wear a hood or was anyone out there without one still it's been two weeks since I've been in as I missed last weeks because I was sick...
     
  2. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    2 other guys tried paddling out, but got denied. They were wearing hoods.

    I would Def leave work early, maybe quit.:eek:
     

  3. rgnsup

    rgnsup Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Are you up there? or talking outta your ass because you're stuck at work like me?
     
  4. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

    918
    Oct 23, 2007
    LOL! ^

    When the guys got denied did they pack it in or did they try a couple more times?
     
  5. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    I'm pretty sure they packed it in after one try. I didn't get out till my 2nd try and it took about 20 min. And mikey, I strategically made a dentist apt today to get off work :)
     
  6. rgnsup

    rgnsup Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Ahhhh... I see what you did there....
     
  7. windswellsucks

    windswellsucks Well-Known Member

    520
    Oct 20, 2007
    big washing machine with the occasional big face, the inside was retarded sloppy. i saw some kid paddle out without a hood and get caught in the inside immediately... he came in real fast
     
  8. beaner

    beaner Well-Known Member

    309
    Jun 4, 2006
    it was not very good today. pretty sloppy even though the wind was offshore. you could find a tube if you dodged the closeouts.
     
  9. Retro

    Retro Active Member

    40
    Oct 24, 2008
    defintiely gonna be flat tomorrow. sleep in
     
  10. capesurfer

    capesurfer Well-Known Member

    284
    Dec 11, 2007
    it's worth a check in the am...

    was a lot bigger than i expected today. surfed IRI and OC. Good stuff.
     
  11. MATT JOHNSON

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
  12. pvjumper05

    pvjumper05 Well-Known Member

    685
    Jun 15, 2008

    wow, 1 try? what posers
     
  13. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

    797
    Feb 27, 2008
    I made 2 attempts but it was pretty much worthless to keep trying. She just didn't want to cooperate with me, so I will have to slap that bietch in the morning.
     
  14. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

    918
    Oct 23, 2007
    Got denied my first time, second time took a good 15 minuntes and about 40 duckdives. Got out there and it was real gnarly. Big and dumping at my spot. Drifted around the rocks and paddled into my first right hander of the sesh, wraparound cutback, fins not holding, got knocked off and held under, came up to find only the back half of my board. BOOOOO! And it was a 1 year old firewire... that was one expensive wave... worst feeling ever but I'm over it, surfing the web now for my next stick...
     
  15. Northbeach

    Northbeach Well-Known Member

    59
    Jul 2, 2009
    How did your firewire break in half? I thought those boards were nearly indestructable... I've never heard of one snapping clean in half-- fin boxes, rail dings, etc are understandable, but snapped in half?? damn what were you out at the Eddie in Hawaii or somethin?
     
  16. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

    918
    Oct 23, 2007
    HAHA! Actually I thought they were indestructable also, but not the case. After some quick research I've learned that many others have snapped theirs as well.

    True, the balsa rails give more support than a center stringer but after inspecting the things construction I was sad to see that the foam core is made up of tiny styrofoam beads (very similar to ones that are pressed to make up a styrofoam cooler. Outside those there was a rigid layer of yellowish foam but it was thin like 1/8th inch. and then the glass which wasn't anything to write home about.

    My buddies and I were thinking maybe I hit something under water since there was also a deep gouge right above the break but I went back to the spot and it seems I wasn't really near the pilings or the Jetty. Anyway, not buying one of those again. My PU's lasted me longer than that thing... It was a nice board don't get me wrong, super fast and light but after seeing the guts I would feel just as comfortable on a PU. Not worth the $600+ price tag IMO. But aren't most boards going for that these days?

    Eddie in Hawaii, no. But yesterday's swell was one of the gnarliest I've seen here in a while. Much thicker than Bill.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2009
  17. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    It was real gnarly yesterday, not suprised you broke it. My friend who surfed monmouth last thursday when it was good (I couldnt get out cuz work) said it was bigger yesterday but not as clean... o well, cant dwell on a past swell. I got 2 good ones that will hold me over for a few days

    If your looking for boards check out:
    spellbinders (they listed a bunch for $325 brand new)
    21-13.com (uncle mike custom shapes $450 around after shipping)
    Realwatersports.com had a really good sale also (first board $399, 2nd $299, 3rd $199)
     
  18. endlessummer89

    endlessummer89 Well-Known Member

    134
    Jun 30, 2007
    Sorry to hear about your board man, stories like these really scare me. I have been saving up since september for a coil and it's coming in on christmas, Idk what I'd do if I halved it in one of the first few sessions :confused:
     
  19. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    i surfed yesterday from 3-dark. most paddling i've done in a LONG TIME. head high to 2ft over on set, REALLY gnarly and drifty, heavy waves, pretty crazy. 5-10 ON SHORE - didn't expect that one. saw a lot of guys unable to make it out, and saw a few guys get some insane barrels. a lot of death drops. not my idea of fun.