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Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Peajay4060, Jan 14, 2015.
didn't have much push left at the lunch sess. Took the 7'2 fish with a few waist hi rides that didn't go far, then upped it to the 9'4 LB as the incoming tide didn't provide any more size. Still good to get some, and expectations were lowered unlike yesterday which made things a lil more relaxed
5 days of ride-able, and actually halfway decent surf in July. Is this real?
Last night, a thunderstorm passed and cleaned the surf right up. The waves just kept coming.
This morning it was clean from the start. Got a solid 2 hours in before work. I'm exhausted.
I took the dog for a walk and watched the knee high dribblers rolling in.
Great looking pic s C J
Last weekend Delmarva:
This was the best session I've had in a while. Waves were so buttery.
Fun in the sun yesterday. Had the whole fam on the beach at dawn. Trucked it into a far spot away from the weekenders. Water was clear and warm with a gentle off shore. A lazy thigh high liner was peeling off the bar. Paddled my little girl into a few. Says it's like a roller coaster. Then pushed the boy into a few. He had some long lines all the way to the beach. Took him a while to get back to me. He went in and I got a few for my self. The out going drained it fast and we spent the rest of the day in the tide pools catching hemit crabs and making a touch tank with a doggy pool. I am baked. No sun today
The sun finally took me out of the water yesterday, too. I just couldn't take the rays anymore and hid under the umbrella and ate.
But the surf was so fun all day... managed two hours-long sessions on the 8'0.
I'm right there with you guys on the sun. This spring I bought a hooded, long-sleeve "surf shirt" to try to keep from getting too roasted. It works pretty well and the hood is nice for keeping the sun out of my eyes. I recommend.
Got some tiny surf Saturday and Sunday. Just trying to stay flexible while we wait for the tropics to heat up (again)
Looking at windy.com as of right now we could see our first real storm start to form around the 29th or 30th about half way between Africa and the leeward islands.
conditions are sure seem favorable. You guys ever check out the Wundermap?
Grabbed this from NOAA
ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM EDT Tue Jul 21 2020
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. A tropical wave is producing a large area of disorganized showers
and thunderstorms over western Cuba, the northwestern Bahamas,
southern Florida, and the adjacent Atlantic and Caribbean
waters. Gradual development of this system is possible while it
moves west-northwestward during the next few days. This system is
expected to move over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico later today,
the central Gulf on Wednesday, and the northwestern Gulf on
Thursday and Friday. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft
is scheduled to investigate the system this afternoon, if
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.
2. Showers and thunderstorms have become better organized in
association with a low pressure system located about midway between
the west coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles. Environmental
conditions are expected to be somewhat conducive for development,
and a tropical depression could form during the next day or two
while the low moves westward at around 10 mph over the tropical
Atlantic. By the weekend, however, less favorable conditions
should limit additional development.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...60 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.
As an aside, I used to be a huge fan and supporter of Weather Underground. Back in the first decade of this century, they had the best UI and data to get the weather. There was nothing even close to it. You had everything you needed for a 10 day forecast all on one page, above the fold. Then, they sold out to The Weather Channel (which ALSO used to be the bomb with Kristina Abernathy) and they quickly spiraled downhill. I used to pay the annual subscription but I quit giving them money probably 3 or 4 years ago. Very disappointing to see what TWC did to them.
For sure! I love reading the "Category 6" blog this time of year too. It's good year around but I really like the deep dives into the tropics.
Could not agree more. It was like night and day when they sold out to TWC. Now that you got me started on TWC... I despise TWC. It's just another cable news channel designed to frighten old people (my parents in particular). Now every storm is a rain-pockalypse or wind-mageddon, so stupid. Rant over.
EDIT: Just went over to WU and saw that Jeff Masters ended "Category 6" last month after 15 years. What a huge bummer. He's got a new blog on Yale's website: https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/section/eye-on-the-storm/
There was a day when that was the only channel I ever watched. Just let it roll all day long... Now I can't stand it. Because it sucks.
wundermap is still good though.
Same. Late 80s through mid 90s. They pretty much only talked about the weather. Go figure.
Been on the beach at dusk to wash off the heat and the hate. Fam was at the beach all day so no one wanted to come with which was too bad because I would have pushed kids into waves until dark. Took a paddle by my lonesome last and got a few ankle slaps myself. Got a few where I got that feeling. Getting some Ocean, some Sunset, and Some Dead to keep the mind limber.
Been swimming daily... surf has been pretty much flat and visibility crap. So... back to the regularly scheduled summer program - swim for about 30-40 minutes a day after work before I head home. Me time.
Been surfing the indo board on my back porch while the low tides are at non-working-man hours (around midnight and noon). I started "riding" it switch to try and mix things up a bit. My main spot only breaks on a low tide when the surf is tiny. Watching TD7, invest 91L, invest 99L... won't be quiet for long.
Spearfished today for about a half hour at high tide. Dead flat and light wind. Viz sucked. I hope it clears up or we get waves soon... this is depressing.