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  1. #4776
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    That south was a good run. Getting some mid period NW right now, but I think we are headed into a holding pattern until fall kicks in.

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    Just picked up a 6'4" Firewire Greedy Beaver this weekend after demoing the 6'10" last weekend. FKNA it's a lot of fun is all I have to say. Can basically take off almost anywhere on almost anything.

    We had mixed swell onshore garbage when I went out on Saturday. Can't wait to try the new shred stick on some shapely waves.

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  3. #4778
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    This summer just keeps going. The water is around 73 in Newport right now.

    Saturday I went down to Trestles, to surf the Cottons/Barbedwires area. I got there as the tide was going down. The sets were about head high and really fun, I lined up a beautiful 100 yard left on my second wave, but it was a bit inconsistent. The non-set waves were okay, but a bit soft. Still, I got a couple of really fun lefts. I had to leave after an hour, as a cop told my wife that the rules regarding dogs had changed at Cottons, they were no longer allowed. They have always been allowed around the Orange County line, but I guess they changed that. I see dogs there all the time, but none the less she motioned for me to come in and we had to go. Although it was inconsistent it was REALLY fun on the good ones, and glassy for 1230. It takes an hour from my house to actually getting in the water to surf the Cottons area, so it sucks to only get an hour in the water.

    Sunday I surfed from around 830 to 1030 at tower 71 in Newport. It ended up being a ton more fun than I thought it would be, chest high with the occasional shoulder high set, but consistent little A-frame peaks with nice shoulders. It was one of those sessions where you just dial in wave after wave because it is so consistent. Today I did an earlier session, 7 to 815, and it was more of the same, lots of fun. The water was VERY warm for 7 am, I trunked it with no issues. The water temps this summer have been great.

    I will be very busy over the next few days, it looks like we might have something coming this weekend. I will try to get a quick dawn patrol in tomorrow if it looks good.

    What a summer it has been. Not a ton of epic but LOTS of good, and surfable almost every day.

    I am not the greatest expert on Newport sand bars, but I will say that things seem to have changed. The 56th street jetty still gets really fun, but there were always good peaks going up to tower 65 in the past. Now that is often not the case, unless you time the tide just right it gets very walled in that zone. The area from 48th to 56th does not seem to be as good as it used to be either. The lower jetties, 36th, 32nd and 28th, have good shape, but don't pick up as much summer swell. They can be really fun if it is overhead and walled from 44th to 65th. The sandbars from tower 68 to tower 74 are still good and very consistent. I don't like to surf 74, too close to the river, but the 68 to 71 zone has been fun all summer. It can get pretty heavy when it is a couple of feet overhead, at that point I usually head to 36th or 32nd. I don't know why the sand bars seem to have changed in some areas, but I have talked to other people who notice it too. It is a problem because it causes areas like the jetty at 56th to be even more crowded than usual.
    "Have you ever seen a monk get wildly fucked by a bunch of teenage girls?" "No" "Then forget the monastery."


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  4. #4779
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    ^^^^^im impressed swell got in there. Ann is pretty tucked away from the south. Was it NE swell from the wrap around?
    more or less. we never get much with the southerly storms, unless its a distant long period swell. mostly best w ENE swell. did you surf down this way back in the day?

  5. #4780
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    Cold and windy up here. And slugs infesting everywhere.
    Slugs don't start for another week. And most are cali natives unlike you eh? So who's infesting who?

  6. #4781
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    Quote Originally Posted by Long duc dong View Post
    This summer just keeps going. The water is around 73 in Newport right now.

    Saturday I went down to Trestles, to surf the Cottons/Barbedwires area. I got there as the tide was going down. The sets were about head high and really fun, I lined up a beautiful 100 yard left on my second wave, but it was a bit inconsistent. The non-set waves were okay, but a bit soft. Still, I got a couple of really fun lefts. I had to leave after an hour, as a cop told my wife that the rules regarding dogs had changed at Cottons, they were no longer allowed. They have always been allowed around the Orange County line, but I guess they changed that. I see dogs there all the time, but none the less she motioned for me to come in and we had to go. Although it was inconsistent it was REALLY fun on the good ones, and glassy for 1230. It takes an hour from my house to actually getting in the water to surf the Cottons area, so it sucks to only get an hour in the water.

    Sunday I surfed from around 830 to 1030 at tower 71 in Newport. It ended up being a ton more fun than I thought it would be, chest high with the occasional shoulder high set, but consistent little A-frame peaks with nice shoulders. It was one of those sessions where you just dial in wave after wave because it is so consistent. Today I did an earlier session, 7 to 815, and it was more of the same, lots of fun. The water was VERY warm for 7 am, I trunked it with no issues. The water temps this summer have been great.

    I will be very busy over the next few days, it looks like we might have something coming this weekend. I will try to get a quick dawn patrol in tomorrow if it looks good.

    What a summer it has been. Not a ton of epic but LOTS of good, and surfable almost every day.

    I am not the greatest expert on Newport sand bars, but I will say that things seem to have changed. The 56th street jetty still gets really fun, but there were always good peaks going up to tower 65 in the past. Now that is often not the case, unless you time the tide just right it gets very walled in that zone. The area from 48th to 56th does not seem to be as good as it used to be either. The lower jetties, 36th, 32nd and 28th, have good shape, but don't pick up as much summer swell. They can be really fun if it is overhead and walled from 44th to 65th. The sandbars from tower 68 to tower 74 are still good and very consistent. I don't like to surf 74, too close to the river, but the 68 to 71 zone has been fun all summer. It can get pretty heavy when it is a couple of feet overhead, at that point I usually head to 36th or 32nd. I don't know why the sand bars seem to have changed in some areas, but I have talked to other people who notice it too. It is a problem because it causes areas like the jetty at 56th to be even more crowded than usual.
    It has been a really fun summer.

    And sand, yeah. I see that same sort of thing around here. Spots go through cycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by alev View Post
    more or less. we never get much with the southerly storms, unless its a distant long period swell. mostly best w ENE swell. did you surf down this way back in the day?
    Rarely, but on a few different days. Don't really recall at all where I was, as a friend of friend who was local brought us around the two times.

    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Slugs don't start for another week. And most are cali natives unlike you eh? So who's infesting who?
    Around these parts, growing up south of Moss Landing is way worse than someone showing up from the east coast. This isn't Colorado. Actually showing up from NY/NE was kind of a plus, which is good for your offspring. As long as he his not hanging with some SoCal folks.

    Anyway, they show up before school starts. At least some of them do. It might just have been an uptick due to finals being over between summer and fall quarter. Its okay tho. Winds backed off and other spots opened up.

  7. #4782
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    After taking about a year off to let my shoulders heal, I am now pain free and ready to jump back into the pool. My conditioning sucks and I am fat, so I went and bought a new to me 9'3" yesterday to help me get into a few waves. Surf cams look small today and the forecast looks bleak for a bit. Sigh...
    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

  8. #4783
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    Been surf all week up here. Head high and fun. Come visit. Just bring some rubber.

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    There is swell lined up down here for weeks starting Sunday, & there has been swell around for weeks prior to these couple of days of small surf this week....no rubber needed either 🤪

  10. #4785
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    The south has been delivering and this next run sure looks like a treat. We also see a good bump in NW wind Swell next week. Winds permitting, everything will be going. And weíve made the turn into autumn about a week ago. Clear, calm mornings stretching out into midday. Still an afternoon wind, but that will be gone soon.

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    It's going to be interesting with this one we have coming. 15 sec period? It's been building all day but the wind is no bueno.

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    Is that one from Lorenzo? 15s is pretty solid for yíall. Find wind shelter. Ground swell will wraps its way in almost anywhere.

    More utility head high ish south swell and nw windswell. All week. Waiting for fall to arrive again.

  13. #4788
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    Yeah, looks like the winds are changing this afternoon. It's not very good right now. Tomorrow AM is due west, so hopefully that will work out.

    Paddled out in Davenport last week. First time in the Pacific for me. SC is so nice. So many breaks to explore. I know when it's good there it's a shitshow everywhere, but when it's 'normal' its a great place to be. Not too crowded west of town. My son took a fin to the foot for five stiches last week over at Pleasure Point where he 'never' surfs. Kinda funny that the vid of his wipeout was caught on surfline by one of his buds.

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    Ouch. Thatís sucks.

    This place is the best when it is just okay.

    First NW pulse is showing right now. 5-7@13. If winds stay light, could be real good in the morning around Davenport. Havenít surfed since Wednesday, so Iím itiching.

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    Solid NW swell today offers up the Scotts opener. Still waiting for the ledge. One of these mornings as the swell settled. Looks good for the next few days.

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    Surfed between towers 68 and 74 today in Newport. Chest high and fun, more rights because of the NW in the water. A strong southward drift in the water, I had to get out a couple of times and walk back up. Some lulls, but still plenty of peaks to be had. The water has cooled, but it is still in the mid-60's, so I'm comfortable in a spring suit. The zone from 71 to 74 has better shape than the 65-71 zone right now. The best peaks are right in front of the rivermouth, but I prefer to avoid those due to crowds and pollution. It has been a fun fall down here, after a fun summer. Tomorrow I might have to head down to Trestles.
    "Have you ever seen a monk get wildly fucked by a bunch of teenage girls?" "No" "Then forget the monastery."


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    Opening Day. The ledge delivered. Solid, well overhead slabs. Could never quite find the barrel, but it was fast today for the most part and you wanted to be trucking. Some of the best waves Iíve had since last winter. For sure. So excited to get the fall run started.

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    Bam bam bam. Fun morning out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    Bam bam bam. Fun morning out there.
    Nice! Just spoke with my kid and he said it's been super fun. And I'm of course asking about his foot and his reply is - only going every other session...so it's fine!

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    I missed the bump in the swell this weekend but will be in SC this week, San Diego in 2 weeks, and Baja for November....Stoked!!

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    Fun midday session yesterday in Newport. I surfed around 71, it was about head high and punchy. Steep, some closeouts, but closeout barrels to be had. It was clean and peaky in the middle of the day. I even got a nice coverup for a couple of seconds, I love seeing the roof lineup over my head. Of course I got pinched, and slammed pretty hard, but it was fun. Barrels, even a short, closeout variety, are rare for me. I had a few other really fun ones, steep and zippy walls, but I got my ass handed to me a few times.

    Today I was too busy. I might get a session in tomorrow. It looks REALLY good down at Trestles on the cams, but I just don't have the time. It is days like this when I wish it was still summer to I could head down for an evening session.
    "Have you ever seen a monk get wildly fucked by a bunch of teenage girls?" "No" "Then forget the monastery."


    "You ever hear of a little show called branded? Arthur Digby Sellers wrote 156 episodes. Not exactly a lightweight." Walter Sobcheck.

    "I didn't have a grandfather on the board of some fancy college. Key word being was. Did he touch the Filipino exchange student? Did he not touch the Filipino exchange student? I don't know Brooke, I wasn't there."

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