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Re: Your available surf window [Re: BillyOcean] #2929418
03/18/19 05:14 PM
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Saturday or Sunday mornings. I need to drive 2 hours to the surf.

I barely surfed at all since my kid was born and he is 1 year and 7 months old already.

Went for a session yesterday... It was way bigger than I expected and way, way too shallow. I dragged my face on the sand bottom, got a nice tattoo to show for it. I'm a big kook now, gotta get back to it, hoping for another session next Sunday if conditions materialize.


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Re: Your available surf window [Re: brukuns] #2929426
03/18/19 05:28 PM
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I pretty much surf every Saturday and Sunday, without fail.

If it's good during the week, I can surf (start late, long lunch or off early), but usually don't unless it's real good. Usually on souths.

Re: Your available surf window [Re: brukuns] #2929427
03/18/19 05:28 PM
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Rode my bike up and down the boardwalk this morning and talked to two people that were out of the water about a month due to nasty illness this winter. Yuck.


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Re: Your available surf window [Re: BillyOcean] #2929447
03/18/19 05:54 PM
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It gets tough for me when it gets dark earlier.

Right now, I have afternoons if the wind works with me (rare). Most Saturdays/Sundays, but not all.

SF is not a place that rewards you very often when you work full time and can't drop everything when it glasses off. Too big, too windy, tide's too high.

I managed to surf Monday & Friday afternoon, and Sat/Sun this week though. Feeling pretty accomplished.

Re: Your available surf window [Re: BillyOcean] #2929504
03/18/19 06:52 PM
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Dawn to dark every day. Commute? Perpetually perfect Ponto is exactly 1 mile west of me. However, I need a grab bar to stand in the shower.


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Re: Your available surf window [Re: mundus] #2929612
03/18/19 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: mundus
Originally Posted By: acnjusa
lake atlantic city.
stupid forecasts.
We had a crap winter, now approaching the flat season, lets hope for a decent april.


we're due for some action - i hope - before...the inevitable....summer bummer flat spell.

Re: Your available surf window [Re: ZeeHawk] #2929659
03/18/19 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: ZeeHawk
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We have massive flat spells of f*ckall waves frown It's been 2 weeks since I had a surf, and it's driving me nuts.

Don't worry man. There's plenty of us in that boat with you. Right now, our swells are few and far between and typhoons don't start to push this way until June-ish. Time to hit the gym and swim drowning


For some reason I have the impression that you're expat Aussie, right?
If so, I'm on the Sunny coast, so you'll probably understand how bad it can get around these parts. I recall 2 months of abject flatness 2 years ago frown

Re: Your available surf window [Re: BillyOcean] #2930067
03/19/19 07:55 PM
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I work at a place that gives unlimited vacation days. The caveat is that you still need to get all your work done.

My availability for surf depends on my work schedule. More specifically, it depends on when meetings are for my work.

Usually I can make it out on any day that the waves are good. I try not to abuse the privilege, though. Usually I try to restrict my surf time to mornings (come in late at 10 AM and leave late) or afternoons (come in real early at like 7 or 8 and leave at 3 or 4). I can make exceptions to that if the waves are going to be especially good mid-day, but I try to avoid that and do it at most once a week.

On average, I surf about 10 times per month. That averages out to roughly 2.5 times per week. During winter months I tend to surf 12-15 times per month. During summer, it's closer to 8.

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Re: Your available surf window [Re: Racer1] #2930096
03/19/19 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: Racer1
What I realized is that no matter how good of waves you get, how barreled, how empty, how amazing, it's never enough. You could get barreled all day and wake up the next morning checking the cams, thinking about how you can squeeze in more waves. It's never ever enough.


never enough but a fun 2 hour session sure makes for a better day :-)

work 3-4 days per week/ (12 hour days) some wife commitments but no kids yet.lots of time to surf, just no surf; always seems like the waves come when I'm working. Skate park is closest second I've ever found; pretty fun. MTB, dirt bike (honda 650) , or touring bike all fun alternatives but very different. It's fun but I don't get the same thrill. Probably snowboard a lot more (like I would actually go) if it was closer in the winter.

Cold water surfing is good; but nothing can beat sun and surf- so many things to make you feel good.

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