who here has been surfing this week?

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

  1. whoisJOB

    whoisJOB Well-Known Member

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    Jan 5, 2021
    ah, the certain spot that on a map looks like a miniature version of a European country scourged by the early wave of covid
     
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  2. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    This has to be the longest stretch in the last 12 months without even a remote chance to surf. I just keep watching super short period waves lap up on the beach. I have been known to surf some tiny, unappealing conditions, but for over 3 weeks now I have not had a reason to pull on the wetsuite. Fingers and toes crossed for a change in the weather pattern this week.
     
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  3. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Dude we just had 2 months of rain, wind and 20’ swell. The 2 days that we had decent conditions, the swell was like 20 boats doing donuts in the swell line. Now we’re forecast for rain and snow for the next 10 days.

    1st world probs bruh
     
  4. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

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    Jul 14, 2009
    Was getting in a lot of days, but the last week has been flat in Jersey.

    Wednesday is looking pretty nice as of right now though.
     
  5. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Had a very nice surf day Sunday. Airtemp was about 80 water temp was about 68. Rode my bike to the beach I didn't expect to see too much in the way of rideable waves have much to my surprise a nice little Groundswell was filling in. I have been watching the buoys pick up words little by little but didn't expect to see anything for riding. Headed back home through my 92 Walden in the car and headed back to the same spot. Surf for about 2 and 1/2 hours on Solid Waste + waves and it was almost as many rights as left infamy left is mo better. After leaving the beach headed to my favorite taco stand where I had the house special witches Lindsey's famous guacamole and Jacks Seafood wrap. It was such a nice day I ended up leaving my car at the restaurant and walking back down to the beach and just sitting in the sand for another hour.
     
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  6. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    finally, finally. Got some waves. Stomach hi throttle, rare chest hi's. Very short period waves, but in the right board you can get some. Had less than an hour, waited for the bigger ones, grabbed a handful on the roomie's 7'4 mcKevlin's (all my boards have been de-waxed and i didn't feel like i had time). First left sent me 40 yards peeling just waist hi crumblin. Didn't take me time surprisingly to get adjusted, starting getting after it pretty quick. We're in the 4/3, booties - some had gloves, i didn't. Wasn't too crowded, also a nice surprise. Gonna be good till tomorrow morning; may have to put the suite in the dryer for an evening sess
     
  7. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    yesterday was it apparently, not leftovers this morning. Glad i made another run at it in the evening with a bud. Fog was thick, rain n lightning everywhere but Folly somehow. Kept crowds light and suspense all worthy. Had some decent rides, but nothing too great. Best was likely when we decided one more, took separate waves but one after the other. Each went a different path but both of us ended hit the riding it out before kicking off the lip. Buddy said he got it pretty good, so maybe he won that duel. Now, time to work and wait til the wknd's surf trip
     
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  8. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Finally got some surf yesterday. Classic COVID sesh, ducked out of work for 2 hours around lunchtime. Very similar conditions to @UnfurleD, taller short period swell. Caught a few fun ones, but it was just nice to break the dry spell. Made it back just in time to eat lunch while I had a conference call muted in the background.
     
  9. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

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    Jul 14, 2009
    Really cold day on LBI. Could have used a long boart, though. Bad decision not to bring one on my part. It was worth the ride down there, though. It was flat by me and closer to home.

    It was really frickin cold. The air was just really raw and chilly.
     
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  10. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Dude same exact scenario for me yesterday. Coming off a flat spell, going into a frigid spell. One of those days yesterday where all of my work was phone calls. Easy to squeeze in a midday sesh and be on the phone when i needed to be.
     
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  11. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Frigid is right. I have to go back a full 12 months to see water temps this cold. Hoping this is the bottom of the curve.
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  12. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Pipes almost froze last night, got to let them faucets drip tonight.
     
  13. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2006
    Man, I don't miss that.

    In my house in Baltimore, I had the pipes to the room over the garage freeze. I had 14 breaks that required me to remove the entire stair wall to fix. What a PITA that was.
     
  14. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Ummm. Ok. So water temp is 62 air is 60 and the wind just went offshore this a.m. notably I was ill from work and had a surf prescription !
    Waist lucky chest a bit scattered but steeper drops.
    Brought my 7.0. Ricky Carroll custom. Set the fins as a thruster and had 2.5 hours of fun on the outgoing tide!
    It pays to watch the buoys and the wind and swell direction.

    I was wearing my spring suite if that helps anyone and it is full sun today.
    Hoping it gets better! Lol
     
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  15. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
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    Super clean and super cold, quick pic from the phone
     
  16. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

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    Jul 14, 2009
    Took a pretty long drive down to Ocean City NJ on Friday. Good thing I brought the long boart. It was really cold and windy. Not too bad, I guess. Thought it was gonna be bigger.
     
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  17. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    What's happening guys?

    I had some interesting surf this weekend. Saturday I expected there to be waves and made it out in the late afternoon right after low tide. The 14 second period was just too much for my beach and it was closing out all the way down the strip. I still caught a few nugs and got a decent workout but it left me wanting more.

    Sunday was supposed to be a washout: rainy and blowing hard onshore all day. However around 2pm the wind switched and it cleaned up at the biggest part of the swell. I had actually just gotten back from the junkyard looking for van parts when my wife randomly decided to check the surf. We jet to the beach and are greeted with head high clean conditions. The swell was a bit mixed up due to the proximity of the storm but it was still providing the goods. Occasionally a large wave would come thru that made me regret paddling out my 5'5, but I snagged a couple mid-sided nugs. For my last wave I decided to wait outside for the bigger set. It finally came and I put myself right where it was breaking. Had to take the late drop because of my tiny board but I made it around the first section and had a long wall stretched out in front of me. I kept thinking the bottom was going to fall out so I raced it down the line. It was a long mostly straight ride but I was just glad to make the drop.

    After the surf I made some Lasagna with meat sauce, some garlic bread and a huge salad with Brianna's (edit: not to be confused with Bretanna :D) French Vinaigrette dressing. If you like Italian dressing you need to try this stuff. There's a picture of an artichoke on the bottle. I washed it down with a couple Lagunitas "lil' sumpin sumpin" IPAs and fell asleep on the couch watching Survivorman.

    I'm "working" thru lunch right now so I can get out there for some leftover surf before dark.
     
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  18. whoisJOB

    whoisJOB Well-Known Member

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    Jan 5, 2021
    like the report and including the post-sesh “what you grindin’ on?” recipe share.

    5’5 is a wee lil egg in bigger stuff depending on the shape.

    14s period is looooong for the EC
     
  19. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    took it to Cocoa 4th S for the Saturday morning and afternoon sessions. Brought the 6'4 alchemist and the 6'9 loehr. Shoulder to head hi on Saturday, some of our best sessions were likely from that day. Next morning was at 2nd light, sharp break that cracked my buddy's 6'6 7S board on the rail on a drop. Waves were getting bigger, but we didn't think it would hold in the evening. Cruised down further south, got to Ocean Ave of Melbourne and saw overhead long lined out swell. Parked illegally in a permit parking beach spot and paid for it. Didn't get a ticket, but had karma kick my ass on the paddle out. Managed only several rides, hoping a redemption sess on Monday would happen. And it did, took it back down to Cocoa and got chest to shoulder leftovers. Buddy traded his 7S boart for a same size first generation Firewire and got to give it a good run that morning. Didn't get burnt, got some sessions (no memorable ride), but all in all a good surf trip down the coast despite having the 3/2 all dryer'd up every time
     
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  20. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Same swell hanging around since Saturday. Same shape and pattern to the waves, just smaller now and much more manageable on the 5'5. Skipped out of work at 3:30, in the water by 4pm. There was only 1 other car parked at the spot, and this dude was acting strange.

    He was sitting on the back of his car when I pulled in. I'm suiting up and I look over and he's kind of watching me? I noticed that he's now suiting up too and he has a board in the car. By the time i'm done and walking down he's still suiting up. I was out there alone and kept waiting for him to walk over the dunes but it never happened. When i finally got out his car was gone... so he suited up and just left? I was worried my van got robbed but nothing happened. Anywho...

    Againe the bigger waves were lined out and not worth it so I held the line in the middle section, taking the bigger waves on the head and picking of the mid-sized that would stay open. According to my fancy surf watch I caught 13 waves in an hour and covered 3.1 miles between the waves and paddling. I know it missed some waves too as they were really short duck-into-the-closeout type rides.

    I went home to find my wife super jealous that I got to surf while she was still at work. We cracked a couple beers, made some roasted veggies with fresh Italian bread, and put some lil smokies on top. Was actually a really good meal. Hoping for some leftovers at low tide today (the surf not the food:D).