VB is a blackhole of surf 2nd to only Tybee Island: Name 1 positive about your break

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by grainofsand, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    OC NJ

    Pro: Five quality breaks within a short bike ride of home.
    Con: All five are insanely crowded most of the time.
  2. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    i understand VB cuz i've heard ppl go out surfing there. i wouldn't include Tybee. Been there more than a handful of times, and no one mentions surfing out there tho i know a couple ppl that have. not sure they're braggin about it, and plus there are like 10 other spots outside of Tybee btwn Fernandina, FL and Hunting Island, SC that are far worse. i don't think you'll spot a short board at Tybee in other words

  3. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    We used to have a kid that posted here from Tybee from time to time. I thought it was interesting, I'm always curious about places like that.

    I like to hear about places like Tybee and St. Simons and waves in Alabama and Louisiana and especially Texas. I think it's cool when the rare days come together and go off at places that just don't happen very often.

    I find looking at pictures of rare waves more entertaining than seeing pix of perfect Pipe or pretty much any other name spots. I guess that's why I really enjoyed that recent piece on Shackleford.

    Somebody needs to post more pics of that left point under the bridge by VA.
  4. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    1:"Beach replenishment" is starting to work in favor of surfboard riders in some areas and summer is gone along with the floating muerto.

    2. I'm not in Virgina...
  5. WaveSlayer

    WaveSlayer Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2013
    Va Beachers roll up to any spot, like some random sandbar (not talking the lighthouse or Jennette's Pier) and the first thing they do is pull out their phone and call all their boys. They look for local cars.
  6. mattinvb

    mattinvb Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2014
    So do locals in NC... I remember Noah Snyder laughing about how people would see his truck parked and just assume that it was best where he was at. I really need to step up my game and start blowing up every spot i see when I'm down south. Wouldn't want you to think that some people don't do that
  7. grainofsand

    grainofsand Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2014
    ^from the Walking on Water, Noah's Arc video? Beachum was killing it in that one.
  8. pinkstink

    pinkstink Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    Pro: great breaks
    Con: no waves (eff you Cape Cod!)
  9. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2014
    Always seemed funny to me that there's a much bigger surf shop on the south shore vs up on Cape Ann given the wave distribution.
  10. Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor

    Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    Pros: My break is not in VB
    Cons: We dont have waffle house up here, and nobody really wears thongs. I mean, once in a while you see one, but its not like college chicks with those new T thongs that are really just pieces of string. If I'm doing a poor job of describing them just click the SCW thread.
  11. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Pros: My local break is a beach break only 15-20 minutes from home, very consistent due to swell exposure from the North, East, and South and being outside of the Cape Shadow and outside of the Bahama Shadow. Parking is free. Empty peaks year round. Majority of my sessions I'm the only one in the water as far as I can see. Breaks on most tides, including high tide pretty often. Showers and bathrooms on site. Holds large swell and picks up the smallest of swells when others are flat. Oh yeah, I can trunk it most of the year, just a few short months of wearing a spring suite or 3/2.

    Cons: Not many. Only a few days per year does it get "crowded". Sand bars are beat up from storms but are improving. Its kinds sharky. If wind is too strong from North or South, I have to drive 30-45 minutes to get some wind protection at the Pier or Inlet jetty. No reef or point at my regular spot, but there's coquina rock reef at a couple spots not far from it, actually same distance from home but North instead of South. Variety of setups is a little lacking around here. Just miles and miles of empty beach break. Jetty and Pier always crowded and makes driving there dreadful.
  12. nicksurfalot

    nicksurfalot New Member

    Oct 12, 2017
    I don't appreciate you calling vb out! GO HOME!
  13. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012

    pros-10 minutes from the base,private beaches,drainers.....

    cons-no parking,ticket happy cops
  14. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Some of this sorta reminds me of Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant...
    "Group W (insert North Carolina) is where they put ya if you may not be moral enough to join the army after committin' your special crime. There was all kinds of mean, nasty ugly-lookin' people on the bench there. There was mother rapers... father stabbers... father rapers... Father rapers! Sittin' right there on the bench next to me!"...

  15. mattinvb

    mattinvb Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2014
    Yep. And beachum absolutely was!
  16. grainofsand

    grainofsand Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2014
    @nicksurfalot lighten up shredder
  17. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    nicksurfalot + VB = oxymoron
  18. Losttsol

    Losttsol Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2013
    Funny all the anti VB posts. Same **** was said 25 years ago by people from OBX, but it was way worse back then. They actually had reason. When I go down south these days I'm surprised by how few people are actually out surfing, locals or otherwise. Just saying if you think your break is invaded these day, it ain't got nothing on back then, and nobody had cell phones either. Do you ever see cars at Ferry signs, Boilers, S turns, Ramp 21, Ramp 34? Does the Rodanthe pier ever get crowded, both sides like it use to? No it doesn't. Frisco from the pier to the bathhouse used to get crowded. Now you'd be lucky to find someone to surf with there aside from maybe the North side of it in the summer.
  19. LongIslandBro

    LongIslandBro Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2017
    Rockapulco usually has an easy paddle out.
    I've even walked most of the way to the lineup before even getting on my boarte to paddle the remaining few yards.
  20. WaveSlayer

    WaveSlayer Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2013
    Uh...ya don't see people at those spots because they are no longer spots. Great name dropping though. All I am saying is, we got our own secluded sand bar here and there, and you idiots roll up and crash the spot with like 10 guys (I can't imagine wanting to surf with more than one other person, 90% of the time I go alone - just got in from a solo sesh earlier). Then they get out the cellphones and call more in. I'll save you guys some trouble, I may get death threats for this, but the new S-Turns is in Carova. If you don't have 4WD, you are outta luck. Maria and Jose have moved a lot of sand around, turning this place on its head. Beach nourishment has hurt the surf for now.