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what is the current state of popoyo? #2898811
01/15/19 09:31 PM
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safe? unsafe? any consensus?

Re: what is the current state of popoyo? [Re: VaB] #2898953
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A friend just got back and said he felt safe. I hope he's right because I'll be down there with the GF mid-February.

Re: what is the current state of popoyo? [Re: joeyj] #2899023
01/16/19 09:13 AM
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Hows the surf down there in February?

Re: what is the current state of popoyo? [Re: VaB] #2900382
01/18/19 05:58 PM
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It's pretty quiet right now with not a lot of people - so lineups are empty. We're in the middle of the off-season down here which means chest high surf with strong offshores (30mph) probably til early March. Although a couple years ago - there was a pretty good swell in mid February - so you never know.

Re: what is the current state of popoyo? [Re: VaB] #2900466
01/18/19 07:54 PM
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BTW - the water temp today was 80 degrees - felt a little bit nippy to me with the wind so i had to break out the spring suit. beer

Re: what is the current state of popoyo? [Re: flyinraptr] #2900470
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Does it still barrel with winds like that by you?

Re: what is the current state of popoyo? [Re: manbearpig] #2900472
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Originally Posted By: manbearpig
Does it still barrel with winds like that by you?


yep - a few to be had during the right conditions. Colorado's is not really working this time of year. PD's has been the spot - as it is like Lowers in the way it picks up swell from any direction. Last October there was a significant storm - that moved a ton of sand off the beach and deposited it inside of the reef and set up some really fun sand bars at high tide. We need a good rain to get the river flowing for the sand bars at Colorado's to get setup properly.

Re: what is the current state of popoyo? [Re: VaB] #2900946
01/19/19 05:57 PM
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-manbearpig - it's funny today we had a little bump in swell today - head high. I just got back from SoCal picking up a couple of Barry Snyder mid-lengths. i was just trying out one of em - a 7'2" Shambala model - 2nd wave - set wave going left - maybe a couple feet above head high - pulled in and got properly covered - felt good and hopefully a little taste of what will be a regular occurrence in a couple months.

Re: what is the current state of popoyo? [Re: flyinraptr] #2900972
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Whats the earliest everything aligns for consistent barreling beachies? My main travel timeframe is Jan-March.

Re: what is the current state of popoyo? [Re: manbearpig] #2901067
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Originally Posted By: manbearpig
Whats the earliest everything aligns for consistent barreling beachies? My main travel timeframe is Jan-March.


Typically - things get started around mid-March but the season doesn't kick off til April. Summer months are most consistent for the beachies.


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