who here has been surfing this week?

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

  1. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    no big thing but caught some dribblers this weekend. Good way to cool off and my special lady friend paddled out on the foamy. the life aquatic was dense. many big rays gliding through. Like over a hundred. Dolphin just outside. Wading along the tide pools is like an aquaruim
     
  2. curl

    curl Well-Known Member

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    Apr 30, 2013

  3. evag72

    evag72 Member

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    Jun 15, 2022
    Surfed a ton this week. Playful little waves, light wind with the right tides for my area.
    Drinking an ice cold PBR right now. My neighbor gave me a monster zucchini, going to stuff with ground beef by using my lovely recipe. It's all in the prep.
     
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  4. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Hate to derail the greatest thread in history but evag getting a monster zucchini from the neighbor deserves post of the century
     
  5. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

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    Feb 7, 2013
    Wow!

    That is quite the double-entendre.

    With my mind firmly entrenched in the gutter, I harkened back to this...

     
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  6. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

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    Feb 7, 2013
    Apologies to Peajay and the faithful readers of this thread for the sidetrack.

    I also want to reach out to evag72. You got dragged a little and I should let you know it was all just in fun.

    Welcome to the asylum and Slide On.

    Now back to the business at hand...the art of surf.
     
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  7. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Couldn't agree more. All in fun evag. Keep posting surf stories.

    Got a decent surf in this morning. Waist maybe bigger and off shore winds. An east angle made for long walls. Not a ton of juice but enough for the small wave shortboards. Mid lengths did real well. I took out a beater 6' quad hybrid. Fuller fishy outline but it's a diamond tail. Neat board with good rails. I like riding it in a good swell after being on a LB for while in little waves. Whenever I ride it after being on smaller boards it feels like a barge.

    The waves were good enough. 1st one was way behind the peak and had some sweet cover before a good wall to work with. Rest of them were pretty much like that. Long enough rides and a sweep made it easier to get out and walk around. Dolphins in the line up. This is frigging long island?

    One thing happened that I wanted to bring to the group. SUP dude got one on the out side way early. He had it. His wave but technically even though I was closer to shore I was deeper. Close and even behind the peak. I went anyway. Got through some mush and stayed in the pocket. Pretty good ride with a couple of good cutties. He was aware of me but he wasn't the cut back kind of guy and rode way down the line paddling the whole time. No words or funny looks or nothing. But I was close enough to see I bothered him( sprayed his feet at least once). He certainly didn't bother me but maybe it was a douche move to go. What do you guys think?
     
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  8. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Douche move, but all's well that ends well. It's always too bad when there's a fly in your bourbon, though.

    Surfed three days straight. Took a few days off work and it's been fun. First day in waist to chest high onshore junk... but fun on the 8'0. Second day was the fish in glassy solid chest high surf... lefts and rights from an east swell. This morning was log fun in thigh high offshore peelers.

    What's next?
     
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  9. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Agreed. I mean i could of just let it go by. Had plenty of rides already but the peak was just so smooth and buttery and i new he would squander it. Didn't have to scratch to get into it. Just turn and burn. and because he was on it I had to really stay in the pocket my turns had more to em.

    A dude gets greedy sometimes.
     
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  10. dave

    dave Well-Known Member

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    Dec 11, 2008
    I think SUP riders are non-entities so who cares
     
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  11. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    Gotta be hard to out-douche a douche canoe. Those guys can ride a wave into shore every time, so meh
     
  12. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    No surf worth shooting lately.

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  13. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

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  14. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Thanks. My office is across the bridge and I literally shot out of the office, parked, walked up to the boardwalk fired off about 500 frames and was back in the office an hour later. I got a bunch of gems. I wish they'd move this show to the fall because as good as these shots are they'd be easily twice as good if the show wasn't held when there is a ton of haze and heat distortion. When its hot like yesterday the telephoto lenses pick up the heat waves in the air which ruined a lot of the long range and low angle shots I got.
     
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  15. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    It looks like you're flying right next to them.

    There was a wave yesterday morning early & I got there at 1st light. Found 5 youngsters on it already whooping and having a good time. Left them to it. That spot with just your friends on it is a treat. got back there in the afternoon and washed off the work day with some sloppy knee high, tide to full but at least I got wet ones.

    Need some legit swell around here. And when is going to rain?
     
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  16. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    oooph...waves were what i thought they were. Minimal. thi hi. just enuff for you to get up and perhaps squander, wrecking yourself on the sandbar. I had a few on the WRV funboard. Buddy and I went south washout but a 5', no more than 6' i'd say, shark showed up on our end of the jetty. Popped up a couple times, so we paddled in and walked up a few blocks north past the herd. Buddy hasn't see one in 15 yrs he said, was surprised by that- a regular out there on Folly. Something should stir up in a week or so but didn't think we'd get much in the meantime before heading out to Mex. But no problems paddling or getting on em, so guess the minimalness of August hasn't affected me much
     
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  17. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Tiny swell pushing through, hoping for a little more size with the incoming.
    R.I. is in extreme drought conditions. Even though I've snuck a few waterings in (big water ban in m town) my front veggie garden is toast. No summer squash, cukes, I just picked the last few green beans before the rabbits and chipmunks polish them off. Sunflowers and corn are toast. I have one potted pepper plant and some potted tomatos doing ok, because of hand watering. Clouds are building as I write this but they are not predicting much if anything for the coast, then another long dry spell.
     
  18. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Same here. Garden is hurting. I got a fig though. We're part of a farm share and they are hurting too.
    But if you look at the bright side. I really haven't had to mow. And the mosquitoes haven't been bad.
     
  19. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    I just hope no one flicks a smoke out their window on my lawn, it's a tinder box.
    I paddled out for a few yesterday afternoon. Strong sideshore wind, chop and slop basically but nice to get wet. I prayed to Lord God Neptune/Poseidon for a decent one to get me back to shore and he delivered! Last one was a legit wall that was super fun and long, put a big smile on my face. It almost made me want to paddle back out, but glad I didn't, always good to end on a good note after scratching for anything.
     
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  20. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Actually we got some rain last night. My lawn is not a tinderbox anymore.