Why are there no waves? It's that time of year

Discussion in 'Weather and Surf Forecasting' started by Ecsrfr26, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Ecsrfr26

    Ecsrfr26 Active Member

    May 3, 2010
    I've never seen the end of August and September worse than this year. Something's got to be wrong with the planet or something.
  2. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    Do you know how many threads are on here about this over the last month? For the 1,000,000th time the Saharan dust clouds have done a pretty good job of squashing all storms coming off Africa, hence no hurricanes, hence no waves. Sorry I just like saying hence! Also Hurricane Sandy was so terrible for the NE that mother nature was banned for a whole season by a pissed of SI mod who shall remain nameless.

  3. ThatSlyB

    ThatSlyB Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    Winter was great last year and will be good again this year. Patience
  4. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    I totally agree with you. Don't pay attention to these idiots on here that will give you **** for saying the obvious. A lot of jerks on this forum. Honestly I NEVER remember a 2 week flat spell in the beginning of September. This is following a nearly month long flat spell in August. It's been the worst I've ever seen it. I don't even need a hurricane swell. Just give me some waist high waves.
  5. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    This is unacceptable! We really must do something about this.
    Maybe put couple more quarters in the wave machine.
    Or get the Navy to run all its ships at full speed up and down the coast near the shore.
    Better yet, we should all get together an do a wave dance - like an Indian rain dance.
    Perhaps Neptune is just sick of all our whining and is punishing us.
  6. Ecsrfr26

    Ecsrfr26 Active Member

    May 3, 2010
    Saharan dust clouds.. I'm no meteorologist but I guess that makes sense. I've actually thought the government is controlling the weather lol.
  7. thisguysthumbs

    thisguysthumbs Well-Known Member

    Jul 25, 2012
    Yes, there are some strange things afloat in the ocean. With increased glacial melt, there is a trough of clod water hanging out in the middle of the Atlantic between Bermuda and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Thus, if you look at what's been happening, once the storms that have been produced reach that section of colder water, like there around Bermuda, they've been falling apart. That pattern is expected to recede as we get deeper into October and November, therefore a we are anticipating a more active late season of Hurricane's than normal. Maybe even as late as Thanksgiving or the beginning of December. Keep you fingers crossed, and pray for surf. The ocean hasn't given up yet.
  8. Paddington Jetty Bear

    Paddington Jetty Bear Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    I reckon your basing your synopsis of August on the fact you shred hounds didn't get any cane swells, right? August was ok for what it's worth. You can't judge August solely on the amount of tropical systems. And September just started. It's still summer as far as nature is concerned.

    Dogs, especially you dudes new to the game, yes, we had a sucession of tropical systems the past couple of years. But it's not a given. It's not automatic that you'll have b!tchen cane juice once August 15 comes along.

    Shark Hunter, just because Rhode Island is flat all the time doesn't mean the rest of the Atlantic seaboard is(was). And we're jerks because you create multiple threads every week complaining aboot the flatness? Suck it up, man. No one cares that you haven't surfed. I'm not being a meany guy, I'm just saying that sisurfdog don't care that you haven't scored recently in Rhode Island. And neither do I.

    Ok, for you technical scientist surfers....... if you are so obsessed with the tropics learn aboot the MJO.......

    For a more general awareness start keeping a journal of the effects El Nino and La Nina has on each surf year. Then once you see the patterns you'll have a better sense of what the coming year may bring. But remember it's never set in stone. There are always exceptions to the rules with this stuff.

    Man, I used to try and anal-lyze EVERYTHING. I was obsessed with trying to guess what spot would be optimum considering the swell size, angle.......the winds......the tides........"the bottom conditions"

    You know what that got me? Nothing but frustrations and an obsessive compulsive disorder. Just check the waves where you normal would and paddle out.......

    Surfing was never meant to be complicated
  9. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    Speaking of planets ...did u hear we're all Martians now ... very relevant to OP.
  10. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    Glad I don't live where you do, there's been no shortage of waves where I'm at.
  11. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013

    If you claim not to have the money, do the following:
    1) Read the book Trading Up
    2) If you don't want to go without several disposable parts of your budget that clearly don't give you stoke, then take your energy used in these posts if angst and get a second job.


    Ok, thanks, bye.

  12. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Listen to the brahs that talked last week about finding a stoke substitute to ease the withdrawal symptoms. Make sure it's all organic though.

    For instance, I rip pave on the Carver board night and day for a 2-4hr total every 24hr circadian cycle. You're on dry land, but it's fun as hell, challenging as hell if you're pushing yourself towards developing maneuvers (think: if you're landing 1 of every 10 waves you paddle into while a novice/intermediate, you're paddling into the right waves - says SurfSimply), and it's completely transferable to surfing. You're in a dry wave every second you're on that board. Think about a 2-mile ride in South Africa that's just looped back to back to back ad infinitum until you choose to end the sesh. It's as close of a second place you'll get to surfing aside frommmm.......

    Chasing some swallow tail. As much as surfing is conducive to our optimal positioning in natural selection, our commitment to charging often gets in the way of us cashing our checks in the evolutionary psyche sense with the wahines. I went to the desert this week for a day for a quick biz task and to see a great friend who lives there. That 24-hour trip turned into a 3.5 day trip because I had to enjoy the bounty of available bleach-bottle blondes and Latinas that were in vast abundance. They were better looking, totally down for the new world order, and not only are they approachable unlike Masshole girls they will go so far as to approach you and even buy you drinks. Did I think about surfing while in a different state of hedonia than it? Yes, only 10x per hour instead of 30, and it was not an issue. And yes, I did look into finding a wave pool to shred in but no such luck.

    When there aren't waves to go get it wet, then go to another domain to get it wet.

  13. unsalted

    unsalted Active Member

    Oct 9, 2012
    man I got some great knee high waves in St Joeseph Michigan last weekend. It was great! Warm fresh water... Looong rides :)
  14. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    I think it's awesome the Great Lakes can get swell and have watched a bunch of videos of bigger swells you've had there. I respect the balls outta the stoke needed to be a GL surfer although it rivals right now what it's like in the Northeast. I read a lot of the forum you guys have or had out there and it's all stoke and even welcoming of kookery and efforts to sand it down to more novice-intermediate levels. C'mon braddah...you chargers even have a few surf shops.

    Party on Wayne, and gimme the haps on the crapps with when to charge there because I will at some point.
  15. bassplayer

    bassplayer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    Took your advice by the way and went somewhere else to surf. Stayed near my neck of the woods. Drove up and down the island for an hour looking for a wave and found one that I had all to myself.