who here has been surfing this week?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Peajay4060, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

    980
    Jul 14, 2009
    Getting ready for my first DP session in like a zillion years!

    Well, it's been a while. Not a zillion years, quite a while though!
     
  2. Scoopy!

    Scoopy! Well-Known Member

    173
    Aug 28, 2016
    He must not be a surfer, I'm gonna guess he's more into fishing...

    Love your board, how long is it?

    But when it's good, it's REALLY good.
     

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    No, he doesn't surf. I've gotten him to paddle out twice and it's just not his thing.
     
  4. surfRIwinter

    surfRIwinter Member

    5
    Jan 31, 2017
    I went out for a 2 hour ish session with my good friend, the waves were much much smaller than expected, but occasionally a little knee high peeler would roll in and we would just mess around, party wave, and try to pull in to a little barrel while laying down on our boards. I was surfing a 7,2 torq and my friend was on a 6.10. The other two people were surfing what seemed to be some 10 ft longboards. After the sesh we ordered some pizza and watched some surf movies.
     
  5. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    crazy...another warm day with fun waves in the winter that never happened on Delmarva. kind of a sneaky long period swell today, and the wind was good until mid afternoon, then blew up as you would expect when the land is 30 degrees warmer than the ocean.

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  6. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    wow!
     
  7. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Once again, your conditions trumped ours. We had another foot in size...maybe... but nothing as close in terms of how clean you got it. In the morning the tide was too high... in the afternoon a light side/onshore breeze bumped it up a bit. Still fun surf, though.

    Bonus for us, though... complete solo session with not another surfer in sight. Crystal clear water, too... best viz of the winter, for sure. Too bad no fish.
     
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  8. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    732
    May 5, 2014
    I was watching a few of the cams at work. Looked super fun at some spots. Glad to hear a couple of you guys got on it. Warm weather, waves and not many kooks out. That's hard to come by. I do believe we are in store for more soon.
     
  9. bennysgohome

    bennysgohome Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2009
    Don't worry. The kooks will be coming from north jersey and PA on Sunday.
     
  10. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Lol! I was thinking the same thing yesterday toward the end of my session! Actually... I was thinking even the weekday solo sessions' days are numbered at this point, too.
     
  11. NJsurfer30

    NJsurfer30 Well-Known Member

    194
    Dec 28, 2016
    Also got a solo session yesterday afternoon, which is always nice. Pretty chopped up by the wind though, and short rides with the high tide, but I'm desperate for anything at this point and got a few fun ones on the longboard. Beautiful weather, wasn't cold in the slightest which was nice. Hoping to get out at lunch today if the swell holds and it's not too bumped up.

    I'm nervous about sunday... I understand why it's happening because we haven't had good waves in like a month at this point, but I don't like to see so many people talking about a forecast like it's a sure thing. I feel like everyone I know on the internets and in real life are talking up this 3 ft and clean forecast like it's gonna be all time. Seems like a perfect setup to get totally skunked. But we shall see. Sooner or later we'll get a decent swell again, and odds are I'll be on it, whether it's sunday or not it's all goode...
     
  12. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    920
    Jul 13, 2016
    boulders. shouldere hi. paddled in on 3rd. saddled up by 2nd. took a rightie, did a silent prayer and dropped to one knee, rode the west thru which seemed to cut itself off. tried to paddle back out, but already up on the pier. done haha. i think low tide was best. same kinda session yesterday evening, jus tuff paddle out. took the 6'9" Surf RX Bullet yesterday which wasn't thick enuff to handle the angle i wanted. this dp session took Ms Clementine, a 6'4" Perfection - lil wider- but like said short-lived. i'm thinking it's gonna clear up and draw some lines later in the day or tomorrow morning (that's what my prayer was for at least)
     
  13. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    within two hours of those pictures, a 15 mph sideshore breeze was up. little springtime tide/wind windows.
     
  14. NJsurfer30

    NJsurfer30 Well-Known Member

    194
    Dec 28, 2016
    fun 45 min lunchbreak session on the longboard. thigh to maybe waist high, a little choppy and crumbly, looked like there was potential for some longer rides but nothing I caught really lined up the way I hoped, but between the weather and the lack of other people and the double digit wave count and feeling like I was getting away with something by not being in the office (even though I was in early this morning and cleared it with my boss in advance), the post session stoke factor is pretty high.
     
  15. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Since I'm bed ridden with the flu I give you permission to surf my break Sunday. Get there around 10 10:30 AM.
    Even if other guys are out its easy to paddle down a block and get a peak all to yourself
     
  16. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Got out 4 days in a row during lunch this week. Each day a little better than the last. Hadn't done that in awhile. Waist high plus the past 2 days. Water today and yesterday was very clean, almost clear. Dam Neck water temp 48-49, 7-8 degrees higher than this time last year.
     
  17. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

    980
    Jul 14, 2009
    I thought I was the only one who looked at cams at work! I travel a lot for work and have WiFi on the planes. I'll constantly check out all kinds of cams on Surfline (their crappy 30 seconds free streams) and the surfers view cams and some other nice ones.

    I had a really fun but trippy session on Thursday morning, shortly after sunrise. It was foggy as anything I've seen in quite a while. It looked like a scary movie. Guys were pulling up and getting out of their cars/trucks with their borts and were like ''**** IT MAN!'' and getting right back in their vehicles and turning around. So it was my best friend, me and a couple of other guys. It was foggy before the beach, but not nearly as bad until you got to the beach. I was out there for 4 hours and the fog started to burn off after about 2 hours. It was really scary the first couple hours though, like 5 feet visibility in the water. My best friend and I crashed into each other several times and were dropped in on by the couple other guys and we dropped in on them too haha. We all had a laugh about it, as the visibility was almost non-existent and accidents were bound to happen. By the time we left, the fog had mostly burned off and the place started to fill up. It was nice and glassy though, probably waist-ish high. I haven't had a fog session like that in quite an eternity.
     
  18. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Fog sessions are the best man!
     
  19. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
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    Got wet yesterday. Arrived at one of the go to spots at dawn, lines rolling in, no one out. Me and a buddy paddled out, waves about shoulder, but some sets jacked HH. Was a bit rusty and got worked on a couple bombs. It seemed the medium waves provided bether rides, otherwise it was sectiony. Mostly lefts (backside) but scored a right into the soup. First sesh since early January due to work, travel, etc. Air was 50+, which was nice, but water still 40ish. My surfing was a little off, but was able to get back in the groove towards the end of a 2 hour sesh.

    As always it was invigorating and looking forward to the next op.
     
  20. Scoopy!

    Scoopy! Well-Known Member

    173
    Aug 28, 2016
    I hate that feeling, when the waves are perfect, but you haven't surfed in so long that you fck up every beautiful line that rolls through for the first hour...