who here has been surfing this week?

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

  1. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    We are still in winter gear here. Starting ti ditch the 7mills and get down to thinner booties and gloves. Hood's are pulled back. Could get away with a 4/3 or even a 3/2. I do this same dance every year. It's getting warmer but i just surfed all winter in a 5/4. Im used to it. When i start feeling it's too much, I'll drop. Until then I'l just stick it out. No rush.

    Was a foggy morning. Mid tide heading towards high. Buoy was showing a little somthing. Could of gone either way. Only way to know is to go so i gave it a look. Through the fog it was hard to see but there was a wave. A bit soft. Thigh high with some waist high guys. Took out the 5'2 mini sims.

    It was fun. With the tide filling in some would look good but back off, some stood up pretty nice and further outside then the rest. Which was difficult with the fog. Nothing epic but me and a buddy caught a few which was enough.

    Favorite wave was a right. It was a rare one with some wall to it. Dropped in and went right into a cruisey carving top turn/ cut back sort of thing, then just flew down the line. Front foot inching towards a cheater five but didn't quite get there, rest of the body leaning back with both hands dragging doing my best to pretend i was getting barreled. Kicked out and said to my buddy "who said you can't get barreled on a 2 footer? Whoever it was.... he was right".

    Nothing special but i had fun. I almost died thursday. Legit. Sketchy electrical work in an old restaurant that's being renovated. Got rocked by the "dead man's leg" because some douche thought it would be a good idea to flip breakers while people were working. Was feeling terrible the past few days. Felt better this AM. After the fun surf, i feel like myself again. Some fun waves was just what the doctor ordered.
     
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  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Small but fun LB waves today for Yankee and I at a crowded spot on high - mid outgoing tide. We each got a couple dozen waves. Better than nothing for sure. Typical Spring / Summer day. Time for grub and cold brews.
     
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  3. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Saturday afternoon..took out the 5'2 twinnie for a spin in some glassy waist high peelers. Water was at or above 60 i'd say. 3/2 without boots was fine. From around 6 p.m.

    Beautiful spring weather....HEAVY storm with rain rolled though mid afternoon, and left dead calm winds and sunny haze aroudn sunset. perfect dead calm winds for small surf.

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  4. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    What a fun weekend! Yankee and I were able to surf together the last 3 days and break bread and drink some cold brews. It was a pleasure showing him around to some local restaurants and having him over at the house. A truly good dude.

    Our session this morning didn’t seem promising at first after checking several spots up the coast and none were breaking on the mid - high incoming tide and fading swell.

    Not to be deterred, we ended up back at the same crowded spot as yesterday, only we had the place to ourself for half of the 3hr session. We caught so many waves we lost count.

    Conditions were semi-clean with a slight bump from the light South winds. Waves were mostly waist high with a few a bit larger on the best sets. Some fairly long rides on the LB, many almost all the way to the beach.

    Way better than expected given all the spots we checked. Thank god for this very consistent small wave / high tide spot. If only nobody else knew about it.

    After about 90 minutes there was an insta-crowd, so we moved to a different peak not far away and got it good there too.

    I’m glad Yankee was able to surf each day he was here because after the one larger day of swell it dropped off quite a bit.

    Today was better than yesterday somehow and it didn’t really make sense but we weren’t arguing with what the ocean had in store for us.
     
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  5. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Trekked through the dunes on Pea island today...one of the longer walks out there. I was thinking LB but was happy to be able to surf my shorty on some weak SE waist hi beachies. Had to dodge a storm or two. Few guys out, I walked down the beach and surfed a sandbar to myself...not quite as stoked as Betty but it was nice to be out.

    Glad I didn’t listen to all the hype about trunking it down there. I figured the upwelling was creating some chilll to the water. 3/2 was perfect.

    Hoping this low gives us days of surf. Looks somewhat promising.
     
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  6. Rob Gnarley

    Rob Gnarley Well-Known Member

    142
    Mar 27, 2012
    Mitch's photos capture the day. Saturday was fun with small wave gear. I took out the longboard and caught some fun knee to waist high peelers. Surfed for 4 hours and took a nap on the beach. Warm air, warm ish water and no boots or gloves required.
     
  7. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    after a disorganized ocean day better spent at my buddy's pool, got in this morning fingers crossed. still some soft swell stomach to waist leftovers by the folly pier. still haven't rewaxed the LB, so one i got in late going right i thought i was gonna slip off of but held tight, took it to a couple sections and even a bit more. had a couple of those going, and plenty of time to feel good to leave and get to work on time. Did spot my first hydrofoil boarts, they were comin in when i was getting out
     
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  8. SCOB3YVILLE

    SCOB3YVILLE Well-Known Member

    685
    Nov 16, 2016
    In front of my place was all time today. Felt like lowers on a good day. 3-6 turn waves and so playful.
    3-5’, light onshore winds and a rising tide. 2-3 wave sets every 7 minutes. Like clockwork.. no one out either.
     
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  9. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    Just returned from 3 daze of surfing the east coast of FLA with DP.

    A more hospitable, kind person you will not find than DP. He was tremendous, showing me the breaks, what works & why, and he called it correctly every session. DP is also a good boart rider, and that third day when we had zero expectations at Cocoa Pier he had easily 50 waves ridden.

    The trip was about surfing, but as much about sharing the stoke. Camaraderie. Friendship. DP & his lovely wife opened their home to a superb feed for a visitor as the lightning storms raged outside. It was a sublime evening.

    Many thanks DP - - I had a fantastic surf trek thanks to you folks.
     
  10. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Little slop session this evening. Water temp dropped back a bit. Wore a 3/2 with 3mm boots. Could have used thin gloves.
     
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  11. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Very kind of you sir, and you are very welcome, the pleasure was all ours. We’ll do it again, hopefully in the not too distant future.
     
  12. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    I’m into my 4/3 and was comfortable last Sunday. Water is 49 at buoy. If water is 45 or better and air temp is over 50 a 3/2 works pretty good, although booties are still a good thing. Saw several guys surfing with no hoodie last Sunday.
     
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  13. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Glad you're now feeling OK, Bass. Be careful with that electrical work. That foul-up should be taken seriously. Are power switches/breakers tagged out when electrical work is being done, as is done in the Navy?
     
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  14. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Good to hear many of you getting some as the water warms...Even my oldest son who moved to Seattle last Jan. He was at Westport (WA) last weekend. It was his first time surfing in the Pacific NW.
    I've been doing much more running than surfing - even managed to run a half marathon last month. But the surf bug is biting me.
     
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  15. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Pulled a "Barry " today. Due to wind at 7AM, chopped up
    Maybe this PM or tomorrow am.
     
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  16. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Never cleaned up yesterday... was hoping for a little glass-off before dusk, but it just didn't happen.

    This morning was small and crumbly. No bueno.
     
  17. mattinvb

    mattinvb Well-Known Member

    596
    Sep 9, 2014
    Scored chest high crumbly lines at the pier yesterday afternoon for two hours by myself and 1 friend. Had my fish and had a blast.

    Surfed dp this morning - waist to chest and glassy. Got a little coverup once or twice, but it was just super rippable. Crowd was insane though. There had to be at least 75 people in the water this morning. At least it was spread out over 8 blocks or so. This time of year I'm always surprised when people start coming out of the woodwork when the water's warm, especially after having gotten used to minimal crowds at top spots during the winter. Caught a bunch of fun waves regardless, and looks like we'll have waves all week.
     
  18. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Swell is starting to stretch out a bit. Looks like the mid(ish)period kicked in. Evening sesh and Tomorrow DP on Tap!

    I have been enjoying my 6”2 quad set up and gonna stick to it this eve but I think I’m going to go thruster in the AM if the particular beach break is grinding some glassy chunks.

    I love lows that pop off mid Atlantic like this...

    Get’cha some!!!!!
     
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  19. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Depends where im working. At the power plants everything gets tagged out. Got to jump through hoops for minor repairs but it's safe. This job was diffrent. We were ripping out old equipment. I tested for power two or three times as i always do. Redundancy equals safety. Well suddenly there was power as im cutting it all out. It really bothers me actually because it could of been worse, and i want to know exactly what happened so i could keep it from happening again. A co-worker said he saw guys flipping breakers for some reason, just minutes before i got hit. But no one owned up. I was not myself for a few days. Scary experience. Iv been ticked before but this was a whole other level of ouch.
     
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  20. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Hey Bassmon, I work around 277v occasionally. If I were to get zapped, how bad would it be?