who here has been surfing this week?

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

  1. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Had a great trip to Mexico saw some great waves but only rode the ones I was capable of riding. Flew out of Orlando went through Dallas and connected in Mexico City to a flight to oxico h u x Airport we were able to rent a car there and drive into zipolite. Solid surf the whole time I was there . easy walk to everything and stayed right on the beach .found the break that best suited my needs rented a board and had a blast. It's a quiet little surf town and super friendly people. You could literally walk to any break you wanted to for your skill level. Lunch was an average cost of $6 dinners for an average cost of 10 to $12 and we stayed like I said right on the beach for $22 a night. We didn't have air conditioning and I thought that would be a problem but it was not a problem at all the breeze was consistent in the temperatures were moderate in the evenings. The water was warm I would say about 86 degrees. The travel was easy if anybody's looking to go somewhere and I've heard bad stories about Mexico I would say give it a shot and you'll be as impressed as I was to the kindness of the people and how accommodating they were
     
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  2. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Had a good day, checked it early and saw potential, but wanted to wait to see if it picked up. Took a long walk in the woods, found some Chicken of the Woods (I am a reborn mushroomer) and a well in the middle of the woods that was weird, almost stepped in it. You find some funny sh!t off the beaten path. Checked the surf again around 2 and saw a couple guys I knew trading waves, no one else, hauled ass home, suited up, and when I was walking down the rocks they were getting out. It was super foggy, about waist to chest, super clean, and I was the only one out. I had a blast, but it was a little creepy being the only one out. Twice I got creeped out with big schools of baitfish surrounding me and the water boiling. I get home, turn on the news, and there was a story about a tagged great white located right at the Point I was at. It was even meant to be a warning for surfers, lol. Yeah, no one out, no one on the cliff, tons of activity in the water, glad I still have all my finders and toes.
    My buddy went clamming yesterday, gave me a dozen or so cherry stones, I have them in the pan with a couple of big tomatos, an old zuchinni I needed to cook, a big onion, and some of the Chicken of the Woods mushrooms. I'm about to throw in some cooked angel hair into the pan.
    As far as wild mushrooms, I would never ever try anything that hasn't been ok'ed by my buddy, who has been doing it for almost 70 years.
     
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  3. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Better have him tutor you now, brother... don't want to let all that knowledge go to the grave with him. My son's been killing it lately on the shroom front. He scored a full, packed quart container of hedgehog mushrooms the other day. So last night I made pasta with mushroom sauce... the base being homemade pheasant stock... with wilted fresh spinach, organic chicken breast, and a touch of cream. I can tell you now that I have a new favorite mushroom.
     
  4. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

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    Apr 30, 2013
  5. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

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    Apr 30, 2013
    Swell starting to show some energy , 10 sec at 3.6 ft , water temps 65 plus
     
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  6. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    Instantly thought of dat Arizona bouy from North Shore seeing those pics, curl. Seen bigger ripples in my toilet. Got a lil breezy today, went down to 6th E. Had long soft rides about chest hi. Conditions were perfect and a bit of south drift, but the rides were long 60 yarders. Had some fun in the midlength angulo boart. Tomorrow may be the last of it for us in South Carolina
     
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  7. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

    242
    Apr 30, 2013
    Lol , NJ wave pool ! Meanwhile , 13 sec, 6 ft sets , and light winds for the opening session
     
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  8. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

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    Apr 30, 2013
  9. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Glassy peaks yesterday in blackout fog conditions. Zero wind and super thick fog made it a total trip. Sets were coming in around chest to even shoulder high, but inconsistent and weak for it's size. Still fun though...
     
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  10. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Lost count of all the sessions this week. We're having a great run.

    Another kind of mixed up session last night but there was plenty of swell in the water and thin crowds. Def getting my workout with the never ending N to S drift. Down 20+ pounds since the pandemic started. I swear it's because I'm not eating Krispy Kreams 3 times a week, because I'm surfing the pretty much the exact same amount as before.

    Toughest part of this weekend is deciding where to surf!
     
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  11. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    What's Happening Dudes?

    Besides wild mushroom with home made pheasant stock. I mean that's just taking it to another level. I haven't seen a pheasant in years. Coyotes ate them all is the word around the woods.


    Got a few sessions in. Mostly looking to fish but end up surfing. Some waist high and bigger wind swell at the beginning of the week after work. Logging and loving it. Went to a straight up beach break and did my thing. Felt good to not have to hassle for a ride. No rip, not many heads, and plenty of peaks. Jumped on as the wave tossed, a little wall before it all crashed down and rode across the soup to the inside reform. Surfed until I lost my board twice in a row on off the drop. By then it was getting dark any way. Missed dinner but chicken thighs, string beans, and rice was still warm when I got home. pretty standard beginning of the week dinner round here. but hey the rice was wild.

    Went to the same beach at noon to see what was going on yesterday. The tide was high but a swell was pushing in. Somewhere around chest high in glassy water. Logging again cause it seems like I need to right now. Watching the shortboarders struggle helped that decision. I'm over the frustration. Same rides as the last time just a little bigger and cleaner. There was a back wash that gave the inside some whomp. Make it over that and you had a zippy inside. Left there as it faded. Headed home to get some fishing gear and went to a different beach that I was sure would be working fish wise and lame surf wise. Completely opposite. No fish but found the main peak swinging a little wider so less hassle and not really crowded. Still Logging I paddled way outside and waited for the bigger waves. Long soft forgiving rides with some in the HH range. I surfed in an almost mindless state for hours. Got home and ate leftover seafood pasta.

    Finishing up work early to hit it up again at lunch.
     
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  12. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Went up and watched my son's high school surf contest this afternoon. This shot is from his longboard heat. No exit but it was a great ride. Just making the steep drop on this one on a 9'2 was an accomplishment.

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  13. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Great run of swell... not as big as anticipated, but still great.

    Crowded yesterday at that famous East swell spot. Paddled up the beach to another sandbar and got lots of good, fast waves. Shortboart.
     
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  14. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Third session in as many days of this ESE groundswell. Sun even came out for a bit.
     
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  15. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    My kid called yesterday and asked if I can get her, it was her moms weekend but she wanted some extra time with me, so I hit up the one spot out of the wind with everyone else (yesterday) and was able to scratch out 2 waves in about 45 minutes before the drive north to get her.
    We went for a drive around 10 30 am today and it was absolutely beautiful conditions at multiple spots. I was a little jelly but with the great weather and being a weekend the crowds were as bad as I've seen them. Parking was crazy. I saw a couple locals who were a little stressed with the amount of people out, especially out of towners. What can you do.
    Anyways, I had fun taking pics and walks with the kiddo this morning, all love, no stress. MVI_1063_Moment.jpg MVI_1067_Moment.jpg MVI_1071_Moment.jpg MVI_1086_Moment.jpg MVI_1090_Moment.jpg
     
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  16. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Not as much size as expected from Epsilon, but today the wind got perfect and Delmarva just got pristine. Long period lines roping down a perfect sandbar.

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  17. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 30, 2008
    Was that the 2nd jetty contest? I was in jersey this weekend and happened upon a contest near a restaurant we visited. Surf at high tide on Sat was super fun
     
  18. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Were you in Long Branch? That was the Clean Ocean Action comp.
     
  19. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    No. It was a high school contest in Ocean City.