who here has been surfing this week?

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

  1. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    Surfed Sunday morning, started off at 6th E with a buddy and his fam then migrated to North Washout for another hour. It wasn't pumping, slow crumbly down at 6th with mostly stomach hi's. Took out the Loehr 6'9 fish but had nothing special as far as rides, not much to go down the line with. Washout provided a lil more fun on em, mostly lefts. Drifted south and almost into the crowds, but it wasn't a hard drift and my hour was about up then anyway. It was warm, and the waves were bountiful. Good wknd, and for today i'm resting the arms. Got something going on for the next week churning in the water, likely ride bout it tomorrow morning
     
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  2. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    If last year is any indication it will be very difficult for me or my son to get motivated to surf until the water warms up a bit. That is a real downside to doing a late winter tropical trip. Makes paddling out in garbage surf back home with water temps in the 40s a real difficult thing to do. Will probably take 55 degree water or a damned good swell to get either of us motivated to suit up.
     
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  3. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    My surfing bud used to go to La Ticla in Mex every winter for 2-3 months for almost 20 years straight. Then he'd come home to the PNW around this time of year when it's still cold and wild.

    I'd try to get him to paddle out, but he'd be looking at it like someone crapped on his corn flakes. I get it.
     
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  4. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    out n bout yesterday for an evening sess. Wouldn't have taken it on, but a buddy needed someone to push him to ride out there. He got two new boards, but as mentioned above he became a it of a sour puss in the cold since a surf trip down to FL 6 weeks ago. I stuck with the same fish i've been using. It was choppy and windy, but size was still there, still chest hi's and even shoulder hi's on occasion. Not a lot of ppl at Washout, they probably didn't expect it to come bout after a 5pm lo tide but i thought it was pretty evident it would. Buddy got to try his 6'1 sharp eye disco, but he didn't properly rewax and he looked like he was on skates. Nothing stands out memorable from yesterday evening, just some lefts that i was able to drop in barely and ride out
     
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  5. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Yesterday is an example of why I never miss a swell, even the tiny, s****y, blown out crap.

    It was ideal conditions at my local, 4ft at about 7 seconds and a light NNW breeze. Any longer period and it's closing out around here, but that 7 second period hits the bars just right for some small but wide open tubes. When the conditions get good like this it brings out the fair weather folks, but dudes, if ya don't stay in shape, you're going to mostly be watching guys like me catch all the best rides.

    So I paddle out after work and there are 4 other guys out. I'm on the LB picking off the bigger sets when they come thru. So many long rides and small tubes. I lost track of time and space. By the time it got too dark to surf my cup had overflowth. I was in that giddy, stupified post surf sesh mode. I needed it too.

    If you have made it this far you're a forume regular so I'll tell ya, that grain of sand guy annoys me with his posts going after surfboard shapers. Did you notice? I hate that I got so aggro with him but I know a dozen shapers and none of them are oppressing anyone. In fact they are all family guys who are scraping by doing what they love, and supporting up and coming riders when they can. I respect them, and I'll defend them.

    Anywho, I came home from the surf feeling much better and made some bean and veggie quesadillas and fell asleep early on the couch. All in all, great day to be alive and be a surfer.
     
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  6. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    573
    May 19, 2006
    I made it that far. I feel ya.
     
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  7. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Damn I mad it as far as carson
     
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  8. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

    619
    Dec 25, 2015
    Been so flat up here, and so busy with work... glad some of you guys been scoring, maybe a bump tomorrow but not even sure if I have the time. Such is life.
     
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  9. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Got out again last night after work. Smaller, less clean version of Tuesday. Still some fun waves to be had. I have already netted 2 sessions thanks to daylight savings!!

    Ditched the hood a week ago, and next session - no gloves

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  10. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Took the dog for a walk up to the beach last night right before dark and was surprised to see a really fun and glassy chest high wave coming in with only a handful of people in the water.
     
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  11. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Screenshot_2021-03-18-19-37-50.png small but fun... That's my orange board..its a 9.0 I got a fatass pivot fin in it.
     
  12. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

    276
    Apr 30, 2013
    Glassy waves Thursday am , water was a balmy 41 , a good pulse tormented by hard onshores mid morning .
     
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  13. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

    619
    Dec 25, 2015
    Got out for about an hour at one of the town beaches. The one spot that had long peelers was crowded, I couldn't get myself to add to the pack, so it was a bunch of closeouts for me, 2 to 3 second rides. But the weather was beautiful, it really glassed off by noon, and being able to get out with my kid here is rare(her friends grandpa kept an eye on them). So all in all I'll call it a great sesh. I'll take an hour of closeouts any day instead of being stuck on dry land.
    And curl, you really hooked me up. The weather is turning but I had a great winter season thanks to you. Pretty soon I'll get a chance to try out that 4/3. I still haven't had a chance to pick up my scallops, hopefully when I'm finished with the job I'm on I can make the trip, if you aren't allergic to shellfish I have to hook you up.
     
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  14. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    My son surfed both days this weekend in a 4/3 with no hood in South Jersey. Spring has sprung.
     
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  15. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    On Sunday I told myself to hang up the 5/4 for the season. Had my hood down the entire session.
     
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  16. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Thursday and Friday are supposed to be 75 and 80 degrees, respectively, in Delaware with fun sized and offshore both days. Its always interesting to figure out the best wettie option for 47 degree water, 78 degree air with offshores, and waves small enough that duckdiving is really not going to even happen at a jetty spot. I'm thinking about going a notch lighter rubber myself
     
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  17. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

    619
    Dec 25, 2015
    So slammed with work, feast or famine. I don't see any sessions for at least a month or so. 10 to 12 hour days, then driving to Chicago Thursday to get there Friday for a rehersal dinner, wedding on Saturday, driving back sunday to get back at it Monday( no lake surfing for me.) I won't be posting for a while, but will lurk here and there, living vicariously through you buoys. Get on it when you can, keep the pics rolling, peace.
     
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  18. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    573
    May 19, 2006
    Got a nice shot of swell in the water right now. Running waist to head high. They fvcked up my break at the Powerplant with sand pumping from the lagoon. It's been about 2 weeks and the sand is starting it get sucked out and it's getting back to normal. Today was super fun with moderate offshores. Still a little wonky getting backwash even at mid to low tide, but it's manageable. Should be about the same for the rest of the week and into the weekend. Still wearing that 4/3. No booties, no gloves, no hood, no problem. :)

    Love you guys. Mean it. :D
     
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  19. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    waited all wknd for it to develop, never did. not a great forecast, maybe waves the wknd after next. Had to get sumtin, unclutter my head from work. Waited till 4 hi tide, took the LB tho i kinda knew i needed sumtin to turn a bit quicker like a leaner funshape. Either ways, made dew with what i had which was 20 or so waist hi's. Textured, slight semi chop but it was open and for the taking. Some ppl came thru around 5, almost all LBs. I'm glad i made the move, it was pretty badly needed after the hi expectation of the big bump predicted on all sarfing sites
     
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  20. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Good read from you guys.

    Its been solid chest with lucky overhead set waves. 4 straight days breaking on all tides. Been up and down the Brevard co line hitting several spots .

    Spring is here! Oh..I've been eating too much food
     
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