who here has been surfing this week?

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

  1. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    Get there early if it's a summer wknd, Pan. It's not the quiet remote spot anymore. It's swamped with Pennsyltuckians & NY/NJ creatures who have 'discovered' it & who won't be leaving.
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  2. NNYNJ

    NNYNJ Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    So awesome...

  3. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    happy summer solstice everyone! woulda been a great day to have off at least down here. there were some mushy n textured waist hi's by the pier. not a real crowd, still driftin north. had two rounds of it on the LB. going right on all dem hoes.wind should die down n produce on its way up to a hi tide. maybe catch some after work - past the 5:30 lo. hope ya'll get some if not many of what one guy said last night "the shortest night of the year"
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  4. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    I'm steeling myself for Mitchell's report/pics of it was awesome this morning - - and I didn't go :confused:
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  5. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    FUUUUUUUN sesh this AM. Met up with Mr. B and his daughter. Took the day off of work. First look wasn't great. Winds didn't fully come around yet, right off low tide, and swell didn't seem to be filtering in just yet. Waited it out for a bit and checked again about an hour later. Swell was starting to fill in and with a little more water on it, it was improving. Chest high with some bigger sets. Winds went offshore and were fairly light.

    First wave was a sick one. A right. Dropped in, one big pump, then a big gouging down carve. It was one of those turns were you just feel that "arghhh" flowing from the water, through your board into your feet, and up your entire body. Got a few like that. While out you could feel the power increasing. Some got super steep and critical. Made a few crazy drops into closeouts. Don't know if the left's weren't working or if i just am slacking on my backhand.

    Got out, rain came back in, winds picked up. Grabbed some breakfast with Mr. B and his daughter and this cool old school diner that peajay actually suggested to me when i first moved to this town.

    Time to do some dishes, power nap, and hope for similar conditions for the dusk sesh!
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  6. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Wind stayed cooperative (west at 10-15) until around 9 a.m when it began to blow harder and more NW. Swell built overnight and was 3-4 foot SE lines.


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  7. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    I just knew that was coming

    Going to go contemplate an unky2b :(:(
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  8. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
  9. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    The hell? Give me some of that. Mid-Atlantic getting some good fun ones this summer.
  10. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    You hesitated. Second guessed. Missed out. Not epic but looked fun. We have all done it. 180 degree angle flowed right by me...
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  11. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Second sesh was surprisingly really really fun! Winds were still pretty heavy and i was sold that my 5'8 was not enough and i would end up just bobbing.

    Took a few waves to figure it out. You had about a foot of leeway. To deep and you weren't getting in. To inside and you get slammed in thigh high water. Once i figured it out i caught a few really fun ones. Two where i was able to link up two turn waves and a few others that were just down the line racers. Had a blast. You'd get hammered on the inside. But luckily it is shallow so you could hold your ground. Mr. B would take off on a wave, I'd be waiting out the back for a wave, and i would just hear cackling laughter from him as he's taking wave after wave on the head. Freaking lunatic.

    Had a blast, surfed with two other locals who were sharing good vibes, caught some fun ones, finished the day off with a nice dinner. Now to bed i go, absolutely shot, hoping for a fun leftover day tomorrow.

    What a great first day of summer

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  12. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Another fun session this AM. Similar to last night, but smaller with sets only in the waist high range. Quick punchy runners though. Brought the LB, mini sims, and 5'8. Went with the 5'8 since the waves still looked like the had umph.

    I checked all the boxes. Got a few down the line screamers, a few cruisers, a backhand mini barrel that dropped out and slammed me in knee deep water, and a right that i was able to get a solid whack in on the lip.... wind made for extra spray, making me feel like the man of course.

    Kook city though. Bunch of dudes on LBs who couldn't buy a wave, instead of sitting inside they just kept sitting outside and missing waves. When they did finally catch one they either ALL caught the same wave or caught a close out.... or both. Was all good. Was a little tricky picking off the good ones so the kooks flailing insured i got them when they came.

    Im shot, running on 4 hours sleep and stoke. Mr. B is on his way down now, going to grab a quick second sesh with him on the LB then call it for the day. Still some fun looking dribblers out there
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  13. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Yesterday was the tits around here. Took off from the day job and was in the water at my spot at 8. Perfect stomach to chest high with a few bigger ones just peeling down the sand bar. Howling w/nw winds really picked up after 9 but it was good until the tide came up bigly and made it ghey around 10:30. Water was cold so I donned my full surfing suite. After eating a Hershey bar with almonds, I went against my normal convictions and went to OC in the summer. OC NJ for all youse not in the know sends the surfers to the back of the bus in the summer, like most towns at this time of year. Dozens of surfers confined to little slabs of ocean, crammed up against a jetty and against each other. So I went to the least crammed of these surfing beaches North of 7th and south of waverly.
    The crowd wasn't bad and there will still waves to be had, albeit for only about an hour and I actually ran into some familiar faces. A very good start of the official first day of summer surfing season
  14. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2014
    Headed down to RI for some early morning waves. Little crowded but not to the point where it wasn’t fun. No boots needed, summer weight suite, some folks trunking it but I think I’ll wait a few more degrees for that.

    Not much seaweed. Yet. No sharks seen.
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  15. Panhandler

    Panhandler Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2015
    Sloppy chunky shore break but they had some angle to them so it made for a short, fun little ride. But wasn’t aboot me today. Took the fam, wifey got to relax on the beach, and had the boys on the softtop. Youngest had his first legit green wave ride. He was so stoked and has been talking aboot it since. Pumped for him, it was awesome to watch
  16. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Got the leftover leftovers today. Rode the LB. Knee to thigh high, super clean little runners. Rides went all the way to the sand. Squat low and drag a hand in the face. Didn't get to the nose on any but had fun cross stepping around.

    It was a blast honestly. I wasn't expecting to have as much fun as i did. Got about 2 hours in. I got somewhere near 10 hours water time in the last three days. Completly shot now but it was all worth it. Really really really fun past couple days.
  17. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Surfed some whale farts this morning. I used a 7-ft funshape and went to spot that had some super clean 1-2 ft lines. Water was cool from upwelling but felt good since it's been super humid af. Fun for what it was, once the tide started to come in and the bars got some more water over them, you can trim a little bit before it dumped on shore. Beautiful morning and great beach day, but ready for some real waves.
  18. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I went bowling lol, sounds fun though. Glad you got some salt water in your veins.
  19. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    Today capped a great trip with the swell that wouldn’t die. Yesterday was tough because we missed the sesh and it was the perfect middle ground between some big mean punchy sets that would just up and slap you if you were the slightest bit off or slow, and keep slapping for five or six. Ranged from stomach high/chest high to some sets
    head high plus, they played low and then in about a 3 count went from too early to pop up, to full on vertical faces in waist deep water. If that’s like Jersey surfing, you boys have even more of my respect now lol. I did really well with my 8’4” fishy but it required an immediate left or right turn or I was squeezing it into that face and keeping nose from digging until bottom turn. My poor daughter got caught inside on a six wave set that had her in the only dam spot on the Gilgo seashore that was over 6’ deep - had her a tad nervous until she saw hover Dad next to her. She tried her best to time the waves and had several that she bailed on the lip - good calls all. It was too much and she knew it and was smart enough to wait for hers.
    Fast forward to today? We had a blast and she caught waves all morning long and had her stoke back big time! Afternoon cookout with Bass and the Missus before the trek back was a great way to end another awesome trip with my daughter that will have memories for her the rest of her life. She was taking care of that board herself tonight and had the biggest smile I’ve seen in a long time so this Dad is a very happy man right now.
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  20. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    Longest flat spell I can remember