Waves

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by seanmcgaff, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. seanmcgaff

    seanmcgaff Well-Known Member

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    Oct 10, 2012
  2. bassplayer

    bassplayer Well-Known Member

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    Oct 2, 2012
    Looks fun. Wavestorm saved your session!
     

  3. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Gopro videos for surfing are the most useless things I've ever seen. They work for skiing/snowboarding, but they are horrible to watch for surfing. Have someone film from the beach
     
  4. seanmcgaff

    seanmcgaff Well-Known Member

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    Oct 10, 2012
    the wavestorm is a session saver! (try saying that 3 times fast haha)
     
  5. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Yeah? That's up there with:
    "Finally some Waffle House franchises in the Deep South!"
    "Finally some heat in the Mojave!"
    "Finally some fine women in Portugal!"
    "Finally some unemployed people getting full-time salary for 2 years doing nothing!"

    For fugg's sake. Woe is you for the seven days of 1-2' swell when many of us could cultivate pond scum on our "oceans" this whole summer. Guess you guys were the first candidates to be passed over for casting of the original season of Survivor.
     
  6. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Yeah really...poor babies.

    There was waist high waves to be had almost EVERY SINGLE day at the right spots in southern california this past month. I'd give anything to have that "flat spell" in the middle of summer.
     
  7. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    s-h, wasn't that you I had to give tough love to the other day bout crying poor in RI's swell summer?! If not, disregard. If so, I think your SA sponsor needs to offer guidance!!! New England waves tomorrow til Tuesday...
     
  8. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Brah... what are you talking about? Paddington has stated time and time again that he has been scoring knee high juice all summer long.
     
  9. Paddington Jetty Bear

    Paddington Jetty Bear Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Fitz, shut the F up. Kook. Go find some more Youtube zingers to post on here. If you think it has been knee high all summer, you're a clown. So ........will you, ah, be cruisin' Youtube today to arm yourself with witty clips to post on surfing sites? That's awesome, man.

    Dude, it's 2 foot, maybe 3 foot, here today so come on down south. I want to see you surf. You better impress me too, or I'll send you to spend a night at Chuck Perruto Jr's house . And remember when a solid swell does hit our fabled coast you'll have to use your Go Pro and post the footage here.

    I can't wait to see you "when it gets real." Maybe have someone clear the water of 12-year-olds so they don't continously drop-in on you. But then again you're kind of proud of your "Fitzpedo" aren't you.

    But yeah Fitz, keep talking aboot my knee high summer of surf. Ha dork, if you only knew, my spot is the best spot in Jersey during the summer. Picks up anything and everything. Shhh, but my place isn't 2-3' today, it's actually 4-6' shhhh don't tell anybody.

    And keep posting Youtube links on here. OMG that was so funny when you posted a Family Guy clip poking fun of Atomic Bombs. WHOOOOOOO OH LORDY that was funny.

    The internet is awesome. Here on a surfing website we can have a dude who never surfs......not the summer knee high bombs, not the Doomsday Swell, not any of those days last February, not March, not April......never, and he can talk BS to someone who never misses a swell.......... Man, that's not fair. I better start a thread complaining aboot that.
     
  10. seanmcgaff

    seanmcgaff Well-Known Member

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    Oct 10, 2012
    thanks for the reminder. Sometimes it gets easy to forget how lucky i am!
     
  11. NWSquid

    NWSquid Well-Known Member

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    Sep 11, 2013
    Yeah bro- I grew up in and surfed So Cal until my late twenties. Moved to the PacNW about 8 years ago. Even though our swells up here are way more consistant than the East coast, you really don't know how good Lowers or Swamii's or even Huntington-freaking-Pier is until you're dealing with toilet bowl ripple slop that you have to pump a 10'0" log to catch. Our, umm, "surf" season is upon us though... no more kooks on soft-tops flailing about on the inside when the waves get more than waist high thank god.
     
  12. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    don't forget the zillions of surfers at those world class socal spots. Good luck getting a wave at swamis without a longboard (fortunately there's a decent, practically empty wave just up the beach). Trestles is a slalom course of people...when you finally do get a wave to yourself. Huntington gets so crowded, you can barely see any water...and most of them can't paddle, so they just sit there as obstacles.

    pacNW is a compromise; and not a bad one, once you get used to it: relatively empty/consistent breaks (is there ever an unrideable day?) in exchange for year-round freezing water and onshore wind...plus some of the best snowboarding in the world.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2013
  13. KillaKiel

    KillaKiel Well-Known Member

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    Feb 21, 2012
    There are always waves...they are just very small, but surfable on the East Coast. It's sad, but yes, I still choose water time over other activities all the time. Paddington is right. This is my announcement...when I go to AC to visit some family, he will receive the coveted PM. It would be my first and boy I am so nervous...like...will he say "yes"? Perhaps "maybe"? That's not entirely a "no". Like OMG! I should get up there ASAP, but the Jersey trip is procrastinated until I have a moment in the middle of the night where I decide "Ima go up there and get myself confused on some substance".
     
  14. NWSquid

    NWSquid Well-Known Member

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    Sep 11, 2013
    No, you're spot on man- wearing at least a 4/3 and booties year round took a bit to get used to but I'll take that and the sparse line-ups any day over HB or Rincon or anywhere else south of SB. And aside from Seaside localism is almost non-existent. I think if anything the PacNW forces you to be a more resilient, observant surfer- I can read the bouys and wind and make my own predictions way better than I ever could have in SoCal. Most of the good breaks can't even be seen from the highway. You gotta hike, climb, fight off bigfoot...