who here has been surfing this week?

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

  1. HelpHelpLetMeOut

    HelpHelpLetMeOut Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    Had a really fun session at the mini-slab by house, onshore waist to chest and hitting the reef just right, got 40 minutes in at last light - a few turns, just laying into the rail really really makes for a satisfying end of the day.
     
  2. kookish

    kookish Member

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    Mar 23, 2017
    Went out yesterday evening around 6 and was out until the sun set. Glassy waist high swells, nice off shore wind, and the water wasn't as cold as it has been so that was a plus. Good night to practice my foot work. Also met an older guy from South Africa who lives in the area; Drank a beer and talked for a while
     

  3. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    While we don't get much great surf down here in the Bahamian shadow, there's usually enough during the non-summer months to keep me somewhat satisfied. But this winter has been pretty terrible surf-wise mainly because the strong cold fronts have been few. We had one solid swell in early January and a few knee to chest swells since. Everything else has been blown out wind choppe and not even very much of that. So I've been forced to head upcoast a lot this winter to get anything, usually going to the secret inlet. I don't mind that but two hours drive each way makes it not feasible to go as often as I'd like.

    We got some small clean swell here aboot two weeks ago. Was fun and got to surf with a friend who hadn't been out in some time. He had his new $400(!) Venezuelan made 9'2" out for its maiden voyage. Last week I hit Singer Island on Wednesday morning. Caught the fading ground swell. Shoulda gone the day before. This past weekend brought some chopped up choppy wind choppe. Did I mention that it was choppy? Surfed with my buddy who hadn't been out in almost two months.

    But I really needed some better waves so I decided to hit the secret inlet on Wednesday even though Tuesday was forecast to be bigger. Glad I picked that day as everybody I spoke to said Wednesday was better and much less crowded. I met up with my Venezuelan friend againe.

    Waves were clean waist to chest liners with sets around head high. Wind was mostly non-existent. Some were closing out but most were nice peaks offering long rides. Things kept working right through high tide. I wore a springsuite cuz most everybody I saw was in neoprene but I coulda easily trunked it. By the end of my sesh I was getting hot and had to undo the zipper to let my suite flush. Probably the last wetsuite day for many months.

    I rode my 9'2" Robert August, a board I've really come to love. Got some really amazing rides and felt that I was surfing great though I'm sure I was just mediocre to anybody watching. Many waves with several turns each plus a few changing direction to catch the reform. What a difference surfing on good quality waves makes. There were plenty of people out but most everybody was playing nice. My friend got in a collision with some other guy and both borts got dinged a bit. Rather than taking it to the sand and tossing each other's sh!t in the water, they talked it out. Turned out they're both from Venezuela and next thing you know they're helping each other out with emergency Suncure repairs. A new friendship instead of aggro sh!t talking. Suite.

    Had to leave around noon. It was so hard to go cuz it was still pumping and it was a gorgeous day. Just as well though as I was out of energy and my surfing was getting sloppy. So many good rides to replay in my head on the ride home.

    Life is goode.
    I feel sorry for people that don't surf.
     
  4. kookish

    kookish Member

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    Mar 23, 2017
    Agreed
     
  5. wontonwonton

    wontonwonton Well-Known Member

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    Mar 13, 2007
    Fun string of belly hi days in Delmarva. Some blown out peaky mess, and some sick glass offs, surf em all!!! Sandbars are good enough that you don't have to go to the "spots". always learn something and always some cool thing happens that leaves me with da stoke333. theres a board for everything.......
     
  6. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

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    Jul 14, 2009
    That sounds pretty sweet! My friend lives in Delray Beach and will go on hour long rants about the dry spells. Sometimes even two or three hour rants! He has to go to Jupiter regularly, which I'm sure you know is like an hour drive one way.
     
  7. White Castle drop knee

    White Castle drop knee Well-Known Member

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    Nov 20, 2014
    DR last week was pretty pretty good even in playa Macau
     
  8. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    Yeah, Delray is still within the shadow though not nearly as deep as we are here in south Broward. Jupiter finally begins to clear the effects of the shark infested islands though still gets blocked on east and south east swells. It's frustrating for sure but we do have some really good days. And when we do I'm often surfing by myself or just a few others. I wasn't surfing when I moved to Florida thirty some years ago. Had I been, I would have settled down somewhere around Ft Pierce or further north. Still, there's worse places I could be living.
     
  9. Panhandler

    Panhandler Well-Known Member

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    Oct 27, 2015
    Got some long overdue rides this morning. Nothing big but big enough to be fun and clean at sunrise and stayed that way until about 10. Now I'm in the right mental state to deal with touristas
     
  10. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Today was a very fun morning! There is nothing as pleasurable as surfing during the week when all of the morons are at work. We got there in time to watch the sunrise and were treated to clean medium interval waist to shoulder high waves. The lighting was gorgeous. It was also just very special to welcome the day and greet the locals on the beach.

    There was not much of a crowd since it was a Friday. The paddle out was pretty easy and there was a very friendly vibe in the lineup. Lately, it has been necessary to just surf a few waves before leaving. I was thrilled to have magically selected a waist to shoulder high beautiful wave. I did not realize how much punch was in that wave....It was all I could do but stay on the board. It was a fast left and really was very thrilling and more than I could've hoped for this morning.

    Not long after that, I managed a spectacular wiped out. You know the kind. Popping up and Sensing the nose starting to bury itself because the wave was too steep for me, and I was too slow at turning the board and shifting weight....Sliding in slow-motion off the front of the board tumbling around like a washing machine and covering my head hoping that I didn't get hit. Surfacing and trying to figure out where the heck the board was and noticing that there is an oncoming wave about to break right near me, and the board is between me and the wave, Deckside down. There is a happy ending to that wipeout. Somehow I took it enough ocean to feel like puking. But it was all good and funny and fun in a certain sick kind of way.

    My buddy was sitting in a line up with one of the old locals when a huge spinner shark leapt up out of the water about 20 feet away. Even though you know these animals are there all the time, it takes your breath away when they leave out of the water right by you.

    I can't believe it took me 60 years to discover surfing. I also can't believe I even discovered it. Surfing has brought more joy and fun in my life than anything other than raising my children.

    As Valhalla would say, I feel sorry for people who don't serve.

    Speaking of Valhalla, it is very cool that you got out mid week. I think a bunch of my crew might've been out that day. They said it was a spectacular day.
     
  11. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Betty I admire the hell out of you for picking up wave riding as an adult. It's very difficult to say the least. We had good surf from Thursday last week through Wednesday, and some lazy leftovers yesterday. My stoke tank is on full. It was overhead from Thursday through Sunday with good form. Tuesday and Wednesday morning this week were all time. I haven't ridden waves that good since Hawaii back in October 2016. Stoke tank full, life is good!
     
  12. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013

    Sounds wonderful, Betty. I was kinda concerned since you hadn't posted in like ten days. Good to see that you got out.

    Even though I was there mid-week there was still plenty of people out. Not weekend, good swell crowded but more than I expected. But everybody was pretty mellow.

    I totally agree with you aboot surfing and the pleasure it brings. I wish I hadn't waited until I was 53 to take it up. I've had many hobbies and interests over the years but nothing that is so much raw fun as surfing is. Nothing really compares for me.

    I didn't see any of the ladies there on Wednesday and I was there from 7:30 till noon. I did see Big Mike, Billy D, Shaper Chuck, Lifeguard Sam and a few other regulars I don't know by name. Also another old fart I know who also drove up from my neck of the woods.

    Speaking of Sam, I confirmed with her what you told me. She has indeed only been surfing for two years. Wow! I know she is much younger than both of us but still she really rips! I watched her take the longest left the other day. Just flying! And such a nice person too.

    Betty, it's always so good to read your write ups. You're one of those people that really gets it. SwellInfo's own Prognosticator of Tropical Incests and Queen of Stoke!
     
  13. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Haha! And lo and behold, a photo just showed up in my email. He snapped me on that wave today. Sweeeeet!
    Re Sam, there is an awesome photo of her on like a ten foot wave. My crew has adopted her :)

    I think my crew was there in the afternoon that day.

    Kahuna Kai: thanks! Not only took it up as an adult, but at age 60! Now that is crazy! Like your phrase, "stoke tank is full"
     
  14. fl.surfdog

    fl.surfdog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Wow....you know all the people that I know....have we ever met?
     
  15. fl.surfdog

    fl.surfdog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Went out Wednesday afternoon, down at 2nd. peak, amazingly I was out by myself for 2 hours straight with just one other person that really looked as if he just started, he paddled away after a while, anyway... stomach to chest to an occ. shoulder high bowl lining up perfect, had an absolute blast, any wave I wanted, just tore it up. I don't see them days too often anymore, home break has turned into a zoo as of lately.
     
  16. @Steezy_Illogic

    @Steezy_Illogic Active Member

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    Mar 21, 2017
    Decent Day at the North Jetty in Venice Fl. Kinda choppy and mushy, but i made do with what i had. Decided to take the foamy out after a couple sessions on the short board. Im not gonna lie, thing is fun a hell to ride in these conditions no doubt. Still learning(novice), so using the extra Thickness/length to capitalize on wave count definitely seems to help. [video=youtube;BB3j-2nrCks]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB3j-2nrCks[/video]
     
  17. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Hellz yeah Grommet, you look like you're progressing nicely with a nice carving style.

    Your surfing skill and especially your video editing skills are way better than that Ho Stevie kook. I would like to give you some constructive criticism of you don't mind:

    1) Point the Hero Cam towards the wave, instead of at yourself and
    2) Get a skinny skanky stripper Edward Snowden girlfriend just like Ho Stevie, and immediately post pix of her doing yoga in a bikini.

    Get on it now, and don't dawdle.
     
  18. @Steezy_Illogic

    @Steezy_Illogic Active Member

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    Mar 21, 2017
    Thanks, I'll definitely switch up the view for next session. Skinny skanky hoes were everywhere tonight with a wedding rehearsal right on the beach lol.didnt snap any pics. So, sorry on that note...
     
  19. HelpHelpLetMeOut

    HelpHelpLetMeOut Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    LOL KR!!!!

    HOS isnt all that bad, but that was funny
     
  20. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Ugh dude, HOS seems like a nice kid and all but he's a straight up kook.

    But that Snowden throwdown of his looks like she could use a good pretzeling