Worst fall ever

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by shark-hunter, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Ok, you know it's bad when june to beginning of august was better than sept to november. I have never seen a fall this bad consistency wise. 2 week flat spells in the middle of the fall repeatedly? This isn't late july. No hurricanes in the atlantic, which is almost unheard of. Now the season is over the people who are sane. lol Nature has a way of flipping patterns so you winter surfers will probably get a descent winter since it's been relatively flat for so long. I'm hoping it stays flat until late spring because if it does that spring summer and fall next year should be awesome.
     
  2. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    this might be the worst winter ever as well.. i wish we could have some nice lines and shape to our waves every once in a while.
     

  3. ioman2

    ioman2 Active Member

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    Oct 28, 2013
    last fall i rode my prime-time short board everytime out. this fall i had to get a tiny wave short board and ended using my longboard way too much.

    did the water get colder quicker this year?
     
  4. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    Its been pretty fun in Delmarva. Nothing big, but I've surfed once or twice a week for the last 2 months.
     
  5. KookieMonster

    KookieMonster Well-Known Member

    488
    Jan 13, 2012
    Honestly, I'm looking for a skategoat at this point. Maybe we could sacrifice Emass (I know hes got one of them carver boards).
     
  6. CBSCREWBY

    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    My worst fall ever was in head high hollow waves at CB. Two years ago. Wrong board, wrong skill set at that time for those conditions. Over the falls on a 8' 6" HP Ricky Carrol long board with little rocker. Board went back around and out of the water, came to the apex at the end of my 9 foot leash and then came down like a harpoon onto my thigh.
    Extreme pain and could not swim or even pull my board back to me. Grom paddled over to me to see if I was alright. I said, "That hurt."
    He said it looked like it might have. He pushed my board over to me so I could float to shore on the white water; a group on the beach helped me out. I didn't see any of it happen; just felt the pain and was informed as to what happened by on lookers. Almost quit surfing that day.
    Went in, had a couple of beers, a handful of Ibuprofein, a handful of Flexall 454, switched back to my fun board and caught a few waves when the tide filled in and the waves got more reasonable for a surfer with 1 year experience.
    Oh.... You meant the season? Sorry...
     
  7. KookieMonster

    KookieMonster Well-Known Member

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    Jan 13, 2012
  8. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
  9. BassMon

    BassMon Well-Known Member

    436
    May 8, 2013
    This fall has been terrible. I agree with never seeing a fall so inconsistent. My surf depression has been in full force so today I paddled out for the first time in about 3 weeks. No waves, a normal person would of stayed home but I needed to ride something. It was knee high and clean so I went for it. The good ones were far and few between but I managed to catch a few nice tiny little gems. I was pumped to get the few good waves that I did but it's never a good sign when your best wave in weeks is knee high. In the summer that's acceptable, in fall not so much. Especially when it's 32 degrees out
     
  10. Canuck

    Canuck Well-Known Member

    49
    May 15, 2012
    Totally agree, this late summer/fall has been the worst in my 15 yrs in the NE. You know it's bad when the lake surfing days have greatly outnumbered the days in the Maritimes. It's been BAD out there. One day swells at most. A nice juicy NE'ster that goes out to sea would make it all go away.
     
  11. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Not for me :( One big swell a month doesn't do it for me. I need to get out at least once or twice a week in good conditions to really be happy. Preferably with some time in between swells. Back to back days are a no go for me. Blow my body out on first day especially since totally out of paddling/kicking condition so I need second day for recovery.
     
  12. MrMacdugal

    MrMacdugal Well-Known Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    I do believe the word your looking for is "scapegoat"
    A skategoat sounds like some sort of JS Industries groveler, maybe similar to the likes of the pier pony
     
  13. Poseidon

    Poseidon Well-Known Member

    111
    Aug 23, 2013
    this fall has kinda sucked. we had a nice bump or two back in october but nothing really since. december is right around the corner so hopefully it picks up a bit. fall is usually great and all but winter is my favorite time to surf. nice and quiet.
     
  14. surfrr

    surfrr Well-Known Member

    226
    Sep 29, 2010
    Best fall ever, not by a long shot but no way is it worst fall ever. That was when you're a little grommet and you don't know what surfing fall swells is yet. By my count Monday might have been the best day this fall, but not the only day. We also just got 2 good days on the first weekend in November. Plenty of good days in September and October as well. The lack of hurricanes and days of swell has been disappointing, but I'll take a biweekly day of chest high clean peelers over the flatness that is summer.
     
  15. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    This fall has been garbage. 2 fun days and nothing big.
     
  16. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    No twice weekly chest high swells here. That would be awesome.

    Not here. Have a wave journal. More days in summer(waist to chest) this year then during the fall period. I think there were 2 days the entire month of september that were chest high and 1 more day that was waist. That's pathetic.
     
  17. stinkbug

    stinkbug Well-Known Member

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    Dec 21, 2010
    worst fall in 15 years as I can recall.
    The summer was pretty bad also. I know it's not when we get good waves, but you usually get a few fun chest high windswells. It's been bad since mid July really.
     
  18. naviglia

    naviglia New Member

    2
    Jul 5, 2012
    Why doesn't swell info track the historical conditions and rate the seasonal performance so that we have some true data behind these claims????
     
  19. KookieMonster

    KookieMonster Well-Known Member

    488
    Jan 13, 2012
    I do believe you are deficient in the means to dissect my previous statement. Stay out of Malibu Macgregor
     
  20. Paddington Jetty Bear

    Paddington Jetty Bear Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Man so confusing.......

    Yes, this fall in New Jersey(I shall not speak for other states) sucks. Since 1986, it might be cracking the top 3 of bad falls.

    Now we have people who said this summer was flat claiming somewhat consistent waist to chest conditions.

    You dudes must do more drugs than I used to.

    This past summer was completely average. It didn't suck. It wasn't great. It was completely friggin average. Actually June was above average. Hurricanes do not define a summer season. Shoots, canes are a fall thing anyways.......You guys base everything on hurricanes because the media has brainwashed yas.

    This fall blows. It sucks. It's horrible. As someone said above, going two weeks between a decent day is not acceptable.

    "Surfrr, come on partner, one chest high day every two weeks is abysmal. I don't know aboot you other Jersey dogs, but I did much better than that the whole summer. Yeah, for real. Yeah, I'm lying and making stories about waist + summer swells. Makes me feel cool..........And I have low expectations and a small imagination. Someday, I'll lie aboot head high summer swells.........Someday........

    Something needs to be done aboot this. Something just isn't right.