who here has been surfing this week?

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

  1. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    It hasn't been flat on this trip but not exactly what we were hoping for. Managed to drive around and find something worth surfing each day. Jobos yesterday afternoon.

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    My son also came to the aid of a swimmer who was getting sucked out to sea and got him back to safety. This guy was lucky there were surfers there and that this all went down during a lull.

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    I watched this all go down from a couple hundred yards away through the big lens. The young man was getting sucked out but still had his feet on the bottom. His friend in the white shirt who was a decent swimmer came to help him and must have told him to try to swim to the rocks. The young man who was not a good swimmer was immediately sucked out as soon as his feet were off the bottom when he tried to swim for it. His friend made it to the rocks but he went strait out to sea.
     
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  2. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Pools Beach this afternoon. I entrusted my camera to my 14 year old briefly and among the 600 pictures he took mostly of nothing he did manage to get a couple of pictures of yours truly.


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  3. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

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    Apr 30, 2013
    Looks like you having a good time CJ , enjoy that beautiful warm ocean !
     
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  4. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

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    Feb 12, 2013
    I see this all the time there. Good save, hopefully the locals let em get a set wave off the rock ;) BTW the swell should be pretty good last day or so which from the pics it looks super fun.
     
  5. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Today was pretty damned good.


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  6. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    that's the best wave at least i've seen so far of your trip
     
  7. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    side question i guess - was planning on PR being the trip next year in February. It'd be the winter trip. January or February in your opinion? flex on december or march i guess, but when's usually the month to hit that up among those winter months?
     
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  8. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Either or... but in my experience I've really only traveled there in December or January, and January has been better with those big blasting cold fronts barreling out of the NW.
     
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  9. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

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    Feb 12, 2013
    If you want size/quality January-February are typically the best outside of hurricane season. I try to go every year these months. This year has not been typical, mostly trade swell, but it is also been way more consistent. This year has been non stop fun size waves. The trades have also been tricky esp on the north coast but that is typical.

    It also depends where you plan to stay.

    November - probably one of the slower months but never been skunked
    late Dec to early March is prime imo
    April has been hit or miss for me

    I dont usually go during hurricane season but it can get epic and the summer is slow.

    I can give you better details in PM if you pull the trigger, I know a lot of spots to go depending on the swell
     
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  10. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Monday and Tuesday were both classic Puerto Rico. I didn't shoot much on Monday as I surfed 3 sessions, two of which had me swearing I'd never go back to Puerto Rico. Monday morning everyplace had a wave and every wave had five people paddling for it. In the morning there were sets up to about 4 feet overhead. Worst crowd I've ever seen. Total shitshow. We scored at Pools late in the day with only two other people out there. As for me I had more fun in that one session than the whole rest of the trip combined. Tuesday was shoulder to a couple of feet overhead.

    This was my first time to Puerto Rico in many years and I could take it or leave it. The crowds sucked which is a total turnoff for me. I'm much happier chasing empty sand bars on the Outer Banks.

    Some shots from Tuesday.

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  11. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

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    Feb 12, 2013
    yea them popular spots like domes get real frustrating with the crowd
     
  12. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    sorry to hear that CJ. Ppl in the water is always a factor to consider, and just a recent example but my buddy got chirped at (no good reason) early in a sess and his whole sess was immediately terrible and he griped about the guy giving the chirping and pretty much didn't want to go to that break for the rest of the day. Crowds, people yeah they're all factors and that sux for ya but i think we've all been there at some point. Your bouyz rip, thanks for the pics as always
     
  13. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    I've surfed really packed days at places like Lowers and not had the crowd piss me off like that. Warm water is nice but I'd rather have an empty lineup than warm water.
     
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  14. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
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  15. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Got out in 2 ft longboard waves at cocoa beach pier yesterday. 20200220_174611.jpg
     
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  16. bagus

    bagus Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2014
    all you gotta do is buy what it is they are selling !!! a custom hat whatever it is it goes a long way in getting a wave
    o cj
     
  17. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

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    Feb 12, 2013
  18. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Thanks. I'll check it out. They've got one shot of him on their website doing an air that I might buy. Not sure what camera the guy is using but the image quality is really good.
     
  19. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    took to it yesterday in a small window i had. Bout waist hi rollers sweeping in after a dumbed down wave forecast killed most ppls plans on saturday. Second half of the day proved to be the better on the incoming tide. In that small 30 minute window, had some ride to shores on the LB - some fantastic rides actually. Only a handful by the pier, but it def sparked a bit of a stoke - first being since my trip out of the country
     
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  20. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Knee to thigh high dribblers over the weekend. Clean, but really small and weak. Would have gone if it was August, but decided to brew 10 gallons of ale instead. Lol!
     
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