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Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2014, 09:15:33 PM »
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  • Early bird got the shite tide. Lunch time was 10x better than pre-breakfast. Neighbor was on a Merrick Twin taking a one against five hassle from Kooklyn. Wait, that's better than Citiot!


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    Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
    « Reply #16 on: April 20, 2014, 09:48:23 PM »
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  • Whew. OK. That was not me. Was on a solo kook mission.

    Fun waves.

    5/1 hassle is no bueno.

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    Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
    « Reply #17 on: April 20, 2014, 11:26:31 PM »
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  • Haha,  around 7 the wind switched northish and it got good. Was it better at lunch, maybe,  but to put it in perspective I was doing laps. Catching only the set waves and taking almost all of them to the sand, gettin out and paddling out on the other side of the jetty and repeat.  Once the water breaks 50 I try not to surf there as I don't like hassling, but Sat am was empty and fun!
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    Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
    « Reply #18 on: April 21, 2014, 10:06:34 AM »
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  • Ah good old NSSS drama, it never gets old, really!  It feels so good to be surfing the unchanged lefts of 89th, after a winter away....had fun yesterday and got a nice tube too.

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    Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
    « Reply #19 on: April 21, 2014, 10:07:51 AM »
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  • I headed out to the Central on Saturday AM and was faced with a dilemma... A tale of two fields, so to speak. A bit bigger with a longer paddle with mostly crumblers on the high tide at the outside bar.. OR a bit more thump in the shore break with more closeouts BUT the odd open gaper with spitting barrels and a speedy drift... I chose thump, and I suppose I always will. Several loop arounds with an easy entry point in a small rip made for a lot of fun. Nobody else around for a couple of hours until just before I left. Oh, and it was 3/2 w/hooded vest time. Very comfortable other than the odd flush. Lobster claws are a lot better at finding the zip lead to reseat!
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    Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
    « Reply #20 on: April 21, 2014, 10:21:12 AM »
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  • Mad props Ray on the 3/2 already,can't wait to get there as well.
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    Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
    « Reply #21 on: April 21, 2014, 10:34:12 AM »
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  • To clarify
    No, no one we knew, no special situation, nothing out of the ordinary for the most part.


    Just observing that, there were more of the "Im just learning types" not kooks, not bad guys, not even always in the way (often though)
    Sitting right at peak position, it would take a wave or two for the rest of us to figure out that they had no business being there..
    Not only sitting but paddling around everyone to do it (They are just learning, and aping* what everyone else does)



    I now its going to be chaos there, always, among friends and enemies, pretty much among everyone.
    But add in a handful of total beginners and it actually becomes even more dangerous for everyone involved...




    *don't sue me
    « Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 10:36:19 AM by jscottk »
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    Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
    « Reply #22 on: April 21, 2014, 11:27:01 AM »
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  • Sounds like a bad experience at a break where good days are few and far between. I just recently moved out east. I'm a newbie (surfing since July) and I plan to visit Far Rockaway. Don't worry I was always taught that if you show some respect you'll get it back. Also, respect the locals. =)

    That said just wondering what's the best part of the break to go so I can catch a few waves without disrupting the vibe. Anywhere except the peak position?

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    Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
    « Reply #23 on: April 21, 2014, 11:31:47 AM »
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  • That said just wondering what's the best part of the break to go so I can catch a few waves without disrupting the vibe. Anywhere except the peak position?



    I will take this one... NSSS'ers will say "Jersey".
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    Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
    « Reply #24 on: April 21, 2014, 11:39:27 AM »
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  • If your a beginner, generally there is a wave that rolls through the middle of the break.
    Its smaller often, and you'll be among other beginners often.


    But on a good day, its going to be crowded everywhere.


    I recommend walking up or down the beach and finding a place with few people.
    Less people means more waves for you, more waves means you'll actually learn faster and have more fun.
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    Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
    « Reply #25 on: April 21, 2014, 11:41:45 AM »
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  • In summer, stay on the Far Rock A train and go slog it out with the surf schools.
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
    « Reply #26 on: April 21, 2014, 12:02:00 PM »
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  • Hah, so Jersey, middle break, and empty water. That works for me. I gained the most at an empty break 2 months ago at Balangan, Bali. Believe it or not, I was surfing 2-3 ft with glassy conditions just me and my friends...perfect.

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    Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
    « Reply #27 on: April 21, 2014, 12:04:16 PM »
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  • If your a beginner, generally there is a wave that rolls through the middle of the break.
    Its smaller often, and you'll be among other beginners often.


    But on a good day, its going to be crowded everywhere.


    I recommend walking up or down the beach and finding a place with few people.
    Less people means more waves for you, more waves means you'll actually learn faster and have more fun.

    BUT, those are Shacky's rights.   ;)
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    No, I am not a smart ass.......I am a skilled, trained professional in pointing out the obvious and I speak fluent sarcasm.


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    Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
    « Reply #28 on: April 21, 2014, 12:46:14 PM »
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  • You tell 'em sir!
    You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.

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    Re: If your a beginner don't paddle to the front of the jetty
    « Reply #29 on: April 21, 2014, 01:14:24 PM »
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  • are the rights still there since the sticks were taken out?  What's the final verdict on the stick removal?  We need a stick thread soon since summer is coming...