who here has been surfing this week?

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

  1. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    delaware was solid - not like your size. I hemmed and hawed an hour watching a few friends paddle out, with mixed results. I HATE paddling out near rocks and jetties and taking a bunch of waves on the head drifting into the rockpiles. After the high tide passed around 8 a.m. and the tide started out, it got a LOT more appealing looking to me and I surfed from 9-12. Got some absolute GEMs. Shot of a friend afterwards. All of the set waves were about this size. 12-1-2020b.jpg
     
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  2. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    That's pretty damn solid Mitchell. I took the first pics before 11 am, still foggy, checked back at around 2 pm, when I took the others. With the tide dropping it only seemed to get bigger, and it was busy at this point. Never saw so many clean up sets take out the majority of the lineup, not once but a bunch of times when I was there, big outside sets. Lots of others taking pics and vids so hope some other stuff comes out, I'm sure I missed a lot. Side shores started picking up quite a bit when I left. You know the spot Mitchell, your favorite.
     
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  3. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    That's some good $hot right there!
     
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  4. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Winter has arrived.

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  5. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    We didn't get diddly yesterday. Thought maybe a bump in the morning, but it was it was only about knee high... not enough to inspire me. Water was sh!t brown, too... so spearfishing was out. Hoping it clears up over the next few days with some light west winds.
     
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  6. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    Had a quick shot of cold swell on Saturday, smaller than last week but about waist hi at times, mostly thi hi. Grabbed the LB, loaded up, then grabbed my booties and gloves after doing so. Might have been a bit over the top, but i was comfy as a mug (still a saying?). Lotta surfers out, but had a handful of riding down the line when i could. Most were short in and out, but i put an hour in before i called it to catch all those Saturday games. Lotta nothing predicted for a while, bout time i switch all boards on cold wax
     
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  7. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    2 sessions on Saturday. AM was blowing hard out of the WSW, gusting to 40. It was all you could do to stay in the lineup and not get blown out to sea. It was worth it though as I got a few easy tubes and long racy rides. When we got back on the boat a gust of wind caught my board and almost took me overboard. It was blowing hard af.

    By the evening the wind slowed to about 5mph out of the WNW. Buttery glass and small but strong waves coming in. Surfed until after dark then we headed home for some home-made and super spicy vegetarian red curry and rice. Nice way to warm up after a day in the wind and water.

    By Sunday morning all the swell was long gone. Made all the effort on Saturday seem that much more worth it.
     
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  8. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

    584
    Dec 25, 2015
    Got out yesterday thankfully, not much on the horizon up here either. Hit up the town beach for once, saw long clean lines driving by and hadn't surfed there in a long time so why not? Had a bunch of fun ones but none of my rides were all that long. Missed an easy barrel, all I had to do was crouch low and I was in, but took the lip around chest high, by the time I readjusted the moment passed.
    Went for a beer at my local (can only sit at tables, not at the bar) which has a great view of multiple easy point breaks, and they looked really fun. Not crowded and I watched a lot of fun long rides. Even had a little more size than the beach. It was nice hitting up sand bottom breaks for once but it's back to the rocks for me.
    It's cold. My third season in my 5/4 and trying to make it through. I really don't want to fork over another 300 or more this winter, money is tight right now. Air temp never went above 40, water is still in the fifties thank god, stiff breeze is what made me cold. Made it a good 2 hours, if we have a mild winter I think I can make it through
     
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  9. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    562
    May 19, 2006
    Surfed Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun. Couple sessions were 3 hours +. I'm pretty toast.

    Thursday and Friday were fun, consistent waist to chest. One of those days (Thursday, I think) was hard offshore, like 20+ mph winds. Made for some interesting blind drops.

    Saturday was the day. Light offshore winds with very consistent chest to head waves with a few overhead+ sets thrown in to keep you on your toes. The break at the warm water jetty was throwing overhead barrels so it was cool to watch those dude get shacked while I was sitting in the lineup. I ended up sitting inside taking the small and mediums because those set waves were like 22 second period and were just block long closeouts. The insiders offered a few corners to work with.

    Sunday the swell dropped WAY off. Forecast said it was still going to be chest high, but it was the rare set wave that hit stomach high or so. Maybe a bit bigger. Still super fun.
     
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  10. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

    584
    Dec 25, 2015
    Dude, that's a lot of charging, that's awesome. Can't remember the last time I got 4 days in a row. Worst thing for me about not getting out consistently is my cardio suffers. I haven't been riding my bike and it showed yesterday, easy ass day and I got winded.
     
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  11. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    562
    May 19, 2006
    Yesterday, there was new, fresh NW swell in the water and on the rise. I paddled out at first light and it was legit out there. Ducked a couple waves that were a couple feet overhead and had a couple head high waves before deciding that discretion was the better part of valor for the day. Got out and changed and watched for about an hour as the swell filled in even more. Saw a couple sets hit the Warm Water jetty that were DOH (not shittin' you). Saw some great rides and some spectacular wipe outs. Super fun day from the bluff. :D

    Today it was supposed to be bigger so I arranged a walk with my wife and Copper, the sexiest beast of an English Bulldog in the world. It was still really good, but it didn't appear quite as big as the biggest sets I saw yesterday. Still, there were a ton of people out and saw some really cool rides. Copper was not impressed. He just decided to eat sticks and sniff the dirt. I want his life.
     
  12. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

    993
    Jul 14, 2009
    Been surfing just about every day lately. I have so much downtime. That’s the one silver lining to covid is that I’ve actually gotten gold at surfing again and I’m at my best since 2010-2011.

    I’m also finding out unfortunately that it’s way too cold for me out there. I tough it out, but I can’t do it without being really irritated with the cold water (and the water ain’t even that cold yet) and cold air. So I’m always half dreading and half anticipating my surfing every day.

    This would be the perfect year to have already had a place in Florida that I spoke of in the other thread, or some other warm retreat.
     
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  13. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    562
    May 19, 2006
    Swell dropped overnight to a more manageable level (for me). Surfed for a good 3 hours this morning. It was pretty consistently chest high with some sets pushing head+. Super fun morning with the regulars hooting each other's rides.
     
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  14. simod5

    simod5 Super Moderator

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    Jan 26, 2014
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  15. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    562
    May 19, 2006
    Today was the best day I have had in a long while. Offshore and consistently chest+. The period dropped too so it wasn't walled up. Lots of nice little peaky waves. I only got out because my arms were toast. I have no idea what my wave count was because I had so many. To add to the joy, there was practically no one out. I sat on the main peak alone for a good 30 to 45 minutes taking wave after wave after wave.

    Ate a quick cheese sandwich before diving into work. :D
     
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  16. Lookthing

    Lookthing Active Member

    31
    Dec 12, 2020
    Crappy waves today in SF but a few weeks ago I had a blast at north end of OB while getting used to a new josh hall fish. There were loads of steep chest to head high waves. This is my first fish and it’s longer than most at 6’6”. I’m moving down in size from long and mid size. Lots of turnability and speed makes for a completely different ride. Back to OB, it’s been crazy huge out there (15ft) and way beyond my comfort zone. Poking around south today hoping for some fun. Here’s a snap from Cambria and Big Sur from a few weeks ago.
     

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  17. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Right on dude. Josh Hall's fishes are cool.

    You should open up another thread to introduce yourself.
     
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  18. Lookthing

    Lookthing Active Member

    31
    Dec 12, 2020
    thanks La_Piedra. Josh learned to shape from Skip Frye. The fish rides like nothing I’ve ridden.

    The waves turned out to be great head high clean waves at Ocean Beach, SF yesterday. I had my pick of steep lefts and rights at low tide. Got my wave quota before it became crowded. It’s been really big (15+ft) at OB the past week but the size yesterday was more my thing. Super fun!
     
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  19. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Paddled out for a couple of hours this afternoon. Waves were nothing special. Stomach to chest high. Just nice to have spring like weather in December. The boardwalk was packed and the stores and rides were open. One guy I was sharing the lineup with was not even wearing boots and gloves.
     
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  20. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

    584
    Dec 25, 2015
    Same up north, waist to chest, and air temps around 60 which was a treat. Super easy logging, got a right that went forever. My face got pretty red from the sun, nice feeling for December.
    Just had some stuffed peppers, my specialty, and the rest of a bottle of merlot. Feeling mellow.