who here has been surfing this week?

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  1. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2006
    I feel like I'm starting to sound like a broken record. Waist to chest, little to no wind. Clean. Fun. VERY light crowd for a Saturday which was really nice.
     
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  2. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Not much has been happening up north, had one chance to get a little morning sickness last Tues, clean waist high at 7 am, went home to make calls, coffee, and took my time, by 9 it was gone.
    Went mushrooming for my first time last week, scored Hen Of The Woods, Oysters (which really pleased my buddy who took me out, said they usually don't show up till next month) and some type of Chestnut mushroom? Once again, these really pleased my friend, he is in his mid 70's, been doing this since he was 5. He said they were his dads favorite mushroom, he hadn't seen them in a while, brought back memories for him.
    I only kept a couple big caps from the Oysters, they were the size of my palm, fried them in oil with a little salt, and holy sh!t they were delicious, had a meaty taste different than portobellos or buttons.
    I am hooked, taking my kid to volleyball practice in a little and plan on hitting up the patch of woods near the boys and girls club.
     
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  3. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2006
    Mushrooming sounds like a blast. Take a nice walk through the woods and get some food out of it!
     
  4. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Paddled out Saturday afternoon to play in the wind swell. It was bigger than it looked and pretty fun in a challenging way. I caught one really satisfying left where I got a super easy cover-up.

    At the end of the session I was paddling for a doubled up set, and despite my best effort I pearled and lost my grip on my board. It shot out behind me, and according to my wife the wind caught it and twirled my heavy ass nose-rider in the air for a bit.

    Instinctively I put my hand out of the water first, but I guess I completely missed because I came up to take a breath and before I can open my eyes... WHACK!! The nose of the board hits me right in the front/bottom teeth.

    First thing I do it count my teeth with my tongue. They are all present and accounted for. Next I spit in my hand to see if i'm bleeding... oh ya lots of blood. I belly ride in and my lip is already swelling. Wifey catches up and I start explaining what happened but my lip is searing.

    Fortunately the bleeding stops in about 10 minutes and I don't need stitches. I pick up a bottle of makers mark on the way home and self medicate with that and a bag of ice.
     
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  5. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Great way to start the week....paddled out before sunrise, got a few nugs, shot these around 8:00, wasn't even late to work. Mid Atlantic looking to get hooked up this week.

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  6. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    interesting. just talked last night with a bud about if we don't do PR in February, what'd be our backup...Mainland Mexico via Mex City. Looking forward to hearing your report, also in midst of reading Bad Karma that talks about mainland Mex.
    Yesterday noon after a somewhat of a hangova and Monday work BS, i took to the water with this bullet board i got on the cheap, called Snowflake. Soft push around waist hi, sideshorish, by the pier - which is currently being rebuilt but not affecting our surf boundaries yet. Waves looked tempting, but once you're out there you're kinda like ehh... Got a couple and was somewhat content to ride something. It's a fast board, but pretty useless around here - maybe on that trop storm this week, i'll use it once more. Still rocking just the rashguard. Undecided on when i need to wax off the boarts
     
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  7. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

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    Apr 30, 2013
  8. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    I got a rail to the nose last year. So much blood, looked like I was chumming for sharks.

    Given the stiff offshore breeze, I smartly lingered underwater knowing the scenario, and even put my hand out when I surfaced, no matter, the board waited for me, then came down with wind driven force onto the bridge of my nose. Thought it was broken, but just ended up being a blood fest.
     
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  9. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Yea, the hand out of the water first works great... until it doesn't. Glad to hear it wasn't broken. Face injuries bleed so much!
     
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  10. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Part of my haul from Sunday... viz was incredible. Shot two stripers and my son shot a nice tog.
     

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  11. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Nice. I've always wanted to try that but between the boat traffic and the muddy water in my area never did.
     
  12. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Spearfishing in NJ is... shall we say... "challenging." LOL. We got out at sun up, and dove for about 45 minutes. As soon as we left the place was swamped with boats. Like, 6 boats all targeting bass, but not a single fish caught. Why? 'Cause they weren't feeding. They were just there, hanging out. Probably fed all night, because you can see the bass in that pic has full belly. Visibility is "good"... meaning in the 8' range... only about a dozen times a year, and "really good"... meaning in the 12' range... maybe, MAYBE 2-3 times per year. The rest of the time it's take what you can get... with 4'-5' viz being the norm. Which sucks.

    If you spearfish in Jersey, you gotta be on it when it's good. That's what it's all about around here. Take it when it comes. Don't force it... that's when bad things happen.
     
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  13. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
  14. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Sup guys?

    I made it out yesterday for an after-work session. It was either last year or the year before that the town of WB decided that pay parking should go until 7pm instead of 6pm. After work used to be the free-parking session. Now it costs me 5 f***ing bones to go surf after work. $5 to park for an hour. I'm paying the town nearly minimum wage to put my van on their road for an hour. Fortunately after 10/31 parking is free again, until 3/1.

    Anywho, I paddled into some mixed up ground/wind swell. I was going to take it easy due to my busted lip but that lasted until I dropped into my first wave. It was challenging and difficult to get a good one but there were some rewarding rides. I stayed out until past dark, which is about 7pm at this point.

    Came home and made chicken parm over angel hair pasta, but substituted a mix of Colby jack, pepper jack and pecorino romano for the parm. If you like strong Italian cheese, you need try pecorino romano. Made with sheep's milk, it's not for the faint of heart. I also made a big romaine salad with a pile of feta.
     
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  15. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2006
    One of my favorites!
     
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  16. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    yesterday afternoon was a LB session. Lotta regulars there in one spot, same spot i happened to park. walked to the end of a vacant jetty. Got skunked more than i caught, but the rides were stellar. It was a strange angle, and all those lightweight wahines were able to take two paddles and they were smooth sailing. Was kinda jelly, but still in good spirits. Kinda hoping this Epsilon goes up quicker than usual, got a kayak trip in the Edisto rav'r on Saturday and i wanna catch all the waves it produces
     
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  17. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Glassy, waist high longboard waves yesterday afternoon. Super thick fog. Gave it that kinda creepy Halloween vibe.
     
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  18. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Really fun session last night. Walked out and it was one of the local regular's birthday on the beach. Excellent vibes all around.

    I paddle out an start catching waves. Maybe my 5th wave or so I drop into a walled up left. One pump to get some speed, grab rail and angle my LB down for a nice little cover up. I come flying out and over the back.

    The wave was cool but the best part was my bud on the beach coming out and saying my wave looked so good he had to come back out and try to snag one. On the drive home I was thinking about how gratifying it is to get a compliment from an older dude who has surfed longer and surfs better than you. After surfing for so long there only about a handful of waves I can pick out and actually remember the ride, but when someone takes the time to compliment one of my waves I never forget it.

    Got home and the wifey pulled the bones from a rotisserie chicken out of the freezer. While she was prepping the pressure cooker I went out to the garden to grab some aromatics; parsley, rosemary, and basil. 45 minutes later we had steaming hot chicken, veggie, and rice soup. Topped it with some pecorino of course.
     
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  19. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    i couldn't wait til lunch today. it cleaned up since dawn. Chest to shoulder hi. Long paddle out by the pier, guess we're still getting king tides or sumtin. lil drift, but even a btch getting back to the beach. Some solid rides. Got a buddy running by in an hour for the lunch sess, gonna be good
     
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  20. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    same size as earlier, easier paddle out at Washout. had only a handful of rides in the hour but they were nice rides to cutback and chase down the line. Broke a bit weird, got used to sitting a lil in the inside. Took the 6'4 Alchemist, forgot i had the twin set up, but it worked out. Last ride was a beaut, 3 cutbacks and chasing all the way to shore. Great way to finish out probably for the day
     
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