who here has been surfing this week?

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

  1. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Even with the tide surge, waves today were barely shortboardable (unless you're small & light...I'm neither). Relatively mushy/flat faces, a "red tide" (fishy smelling, foamy, chocolate brown water), but not quite enough onshore wind to crumble the lip too bad. I basically nose-rode my 6 ft board all morning and lucked out on one big & steep enough to gouge one big, fat turn.

    There was an ancient longboarder (about 70 yo + long biker beard looked like Merlin) dropping in on people like he owned the place. Dropped in on me and I rammed my board into his. Nothing was said afterward. Not looking forward to dealing this asshole in the future.

    Both water & beach were surprisingly crowded. They're trying to escape the inland heat (upper 90's there), but the beach was practically like winter & water is about 60 F (far from trunkable, imo). To their credit, you never know when the sun is going pop out here (summer fog can even drift in & out a couple times a day)...but today was overcast, pretty foggy all day & relatively cold & humid. A lot of people were wearing jackets (w/ shorts). Some were desperately trying to pretend like it's SoCal summer, but looked fairly miserable.
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    Just 2 days ago, it was so nice, you could see shadows 6 ft deep.
     

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  2. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Surfed cocoa beach pier sunday. tough paddle out but followed the rip just on the south side of the pier. I would say the bigger sets were 8ft. not long rides but so much energy in the waves, not going today as it looks like a washing machine.
     
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  3. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
  4. SCOB3YVILLE

    SCOB3YVILLE Well-Known Member

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  5. simod5

    simod5 Super Moderator

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    Jan 26, 2014
    Holden right now
     
  6. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    The OCMD crew was out fighting sea level rise one bucket at a time last night. Or in the last of the guy in the last pic...maybe 2 buckets!

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  7. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    What's happening?
    Got some fun ones on Sunday. Long lulls and a crowded line up for waist high waves. Got a few good ones then lost interest in the battle. Bigger and better surf on the horizon. The anticipation is getting me.
     
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  8. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
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  9. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

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    Jul 14, 2009
    Been surfing a bit here in Jersey at home. Nothing worth bragging about though.

    Did get to spend about 10 days in Hawaii a few weeks back, though.
     
  10. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Not bragging... but I gotta say some great sets came through yesterday. Glassy, shoulder high peaks with some rouge head high waves every once in a while. Rode the fishy...
     
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  11. NNYNJ

    NNYNJ Well-Known Member

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    Dec 22, 2017
    Yeah it looked fun. Had the kid with me so I had to pass, but it worked out... Jumped on the boat and headed over by the hook. Had a bunch of Albies on a popper... The boy was so stoked.
     
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  12. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

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    Jul 5, 2014
    Dorian swell blew through RI with a quickness. By the time I got down there this afternoon, it was fun LB waves. Going to try to catch the remnants northward tomorrow morning.
     
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  13. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

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    Apr 30, 2013
  14. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
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    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
  16. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    My 14 year old got one of the best waves of the morning yesterday at our local spot. I was lucky enough to nail a tack sharp sequence of it. These pictures are only a part of the sequence. There are a dozen more shots of the beginning of the wave capturing the drop in and wall setting up the tube ride. Unfortunately I ran out of buffer at the end and I missed the gouging turn he was setting up for in the final frame here.

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  17. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
  18. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

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    Jul 5, 2014
    Hit the beach south of Boston for another session of fun and fading waves. Started off with some bigger sets around chest high but died down as the morning went along. My arms are toast.
     
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  19. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

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    Apr 30, 2013
    excellent sequence CJ
     
  20. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Went to a new spot today: heavy beachbreak that gets the full, undiluted force of pacific north swells...kinda like hawaii, but freezing water. Waves were shoulder to head high.

    Over 100 guys out (primo spot + Sunday)...and most of the locals are really good. Was worried I might get skunked, but still managed to get some set waves.

    Got launched a couple waves in. Tried to make a late drop and the soft-top wasn't having it. Airdrop, pearled and got drilled into the flats...HARD. Lucky, I landed more on my back than ribs, or I would've been pretty fucked up (although, am feeling it as I write this). Later, got another big, steep one and everyone was hooting as I made the drop (normally, I hate hooting...but, this time, got a huge sense of accomplishment).

    Tide got pretty high and the inside started working great. Through an obstacle course of school kids (who rip), I got a handful of long & super fun stomach-high insiders.

    Got out just before the wind ramped up and it was literally gusting to what seemed like hurricane force within two hours...this place is fucking gnarly.

    Hope to stick around this area for several days, but it's forecast to be bigger tomorrow...hope I can handle it.
     
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