who here has been surfing this week?

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

  1. Lookthing

    Lookthing Active Member

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    Dec 12, 2020
    Raining cats and dogs all night last night and today. Read a good article about locally made balsa wood boards in villages in Papua New Guinea. About to eat açaí bowl. No surfing today.
     
  2. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    What are the boots and gloves for???
    Your pal Antoine in cocoa beach.
     

  3. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    562
    May 19, 2006
    Saturday was almost a carbon copy of Friday. I waited until the tide dropped a bit and paddled out around 9 AM. Got way more than my fair share of waves in the waist to shoulder high range. South wind came up after about 2.5 hours in the water and started to ruffle things up. Got a couple more and called it a day.

    Today was significantly smaller. Went out at about the same time and had some fun in the waist high waves, occasionally chest high on the sets. Lots of learners in the lineup today, so I was able to snag most of the set waves. Super fun day.

    Forecast is calling for 3 to 5 every day for the foreseeable future. Forgive me in advance if I don't check in every day. It's probably because I won't be able to lift my arms to the keyboard. :D
     
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  4. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Today at low my local was longboard gold. Waist to chest high perfection for at least 3 or 4 hours.
     
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  5. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Nothing on the forecast and thought I would do some fishing, but turned out to have a tiny but fun wave all weekend.

    Rode my 9'6 on Saturday, and a 5'5 fish on Sunday. There was just enough push to get me moving on the fish at low tide.

    Surf 3 hours both days. Beautiful spring-like weather, water is still in the 60's, and the beach is basically empty. Awesome weekend.
     
  6. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    South shot swells. It's all we got. Clean up yesterday after a windy day early afternoon. I work in the house next to windows, it's the way to go. Got my 6'9 Loehr back repaired yesterday, went out with a buddy in the evening with his potato. Waist to chest, beautiful peelers and still warm - cold came overnight. No gloves, maybe the last day looking at weather forecast. I couldn't hide the smile, man, it was a great feeling even knowing i had to put in a couple more hours of work last night. One drop had me almost lost it but somehow i landed on the board and stuck it for a minute going to the right. My right arm was jacked up way behind me. I liked to think it looked pretty cool from the beach but that's always suspect. Not sure about this evening, but tomorrow is looking like a solid day minus the forecasted rain
     
  7. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Surfed cocoa beach pier this evening from 330 to 530. 80f water was 68f.
    Just a hint offshore and maybe thigh hi. Rode the 9'6 Walden and showed out for the tourist eating dinner on the pier resteraunt. Got in the pocket almost every wave but one wave I managesd to lay back down on the board and pretend to get covered up! Lol. Anyway. Good times.
     
  8. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    short sess, bit drifty south. Walked it up the washout. Everything going left, escaped some head hi ones except for paddling back out on the last wave. Mostly waist that built to chest, sloppy even a bit mushy soft but regardless the brunt of the wave was powerful
     
  9. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

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    Apr 30, 2013
  10. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    562
    May 19, 2006
    Got about 90 minutes in this morning as the tide was rising. Still decent swell in the water, mostly waist to chest. Kept getting softer and deeper the longer I was out there. Still fun with the offshores.
     
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  11. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Got it for a golden hour as the tide dropped before the wind picked up this morning. Clear water at the inlet for a change, and the swell was bigger than I thought but I brought my 6'8" Orion flying saucer along with my LB, just in case, so I had a blast.

    Cool crew, found an empty slot for some juicy chest high plus peaks on the swing wides. Lots and lots and lots of fun. The board flies. Got some sick vertical thwacks on the inside and made a couple, got drilled on a few, and ate it on a floater into the flats on the last ride, should have kicked out the back but it's all sand bottom.

    78 degree air temp 77 degree water temp. Good groundswell on it's way soon. Life is goode. Happy Holidayz fellas!!!
     
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  12. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
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  13. simod5

    simod5 Super Moderator

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    Jan 26, 2014
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  14. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

    584
    Dec 25, 2015
    Hook is a great movie.
     
  15. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    562
    May 19, 2006
  16. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    562
    May 19, 2006
    Another beautiful morning. Watched the sunrise over my shoulder as I watched for the bigger set waves, which were running chest high. Wind was offshore to slack. Conditions were stellar when I paddled out at first light. I got several lefts and rights that were probably the best waves I've surfed, not because the wave was that good, but everything just kind of came together for me. I think getting so many days in a row has been really good for my skill level (or lack thereof). Tide got on it as the session wore on, but overall, one of the most fun days I've ever had. Probably top 10.

    Just finished off a breakfast burrito stuffed with mexi cheese, eggs and some leftover pork loin roast from last night. Hit it with a liberal dousing of Valentina hot sauce to kick it up a notch.
     
  17. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Awesome Carson. I woke up to a foot of snow and VAS. Slightly jealous.
     
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  18. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Surfing and burritos... yep i'm in full-on vicarious mode right now.

    The anti-working-man tides (high in the morning, and I'm not talking about a wake and bake) are killing my stoke this week. There's been a little wave when I wake up but it's swallowed up by the tide. Yesterday it was pumping in the afternoon but I was stuck in meetings. Excuses for days. HOWEVER my stoke has been renewed by a brand new wetsuit that came in the mail yesterday! I wanted to buy one locally but I'm the most average sized man ever and mediums don't last long in the shops, so I bought one from a shop in Mt. Pleasant SC and had it shipped. At least it wasn't Amazon, right?

    I had my last winter suit, a Matuse 5/4/3 (4/3 equivalent) since the winter of 2012/13. It was time to move on maybe 2 years ago but I have been pushing thru, gotta get EVERY penny out a suit that expensive. I have to say, it held up better than I was expecting. After 6 years the knees were worn thru, and my leash rubbed a hole in the back of my leg, but the straw that broke the camels back was when a hole opened up in the chest. I knew that when the water got into the 50's, and I had suit filled with holes, I would just stay home.

    SO, instead of buying a new board for xmas I sprung for another supa-fancy high-end wet suite. I landed on the Oneill Mutant Legend 4/3+. It's got the technobutt and all the other bells and whistles, but I really wanted to experience the modular hood for myself. 2 roommates over the years had mutants and I was always wondering what it was like. It did great around the house but now I just need some damn surf during daylight hours to actually try it out.
     
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  19. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    I got out last night for a few hours it was a repeat of the other day maybe thigh high. But nice easy paddle out barely got my feet wet ;-) anyway the water still clear airtemp was around 72 water temp is around 68 white offshore Breeze in cot the mid incoming high tide. I'm not quite getting the Groundswell that SI surf dog is but happy to be in the water none the less.
     
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