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Offline RayG

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Get stuck in the jetties and panic?
« on: October 28, 2015, 09:28:11 AM »
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    Re: Get stuck in the jetties and panic?
    « Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 09:29:46 AM »
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  • there is a full length video with rescue on the Daily Surf Videos site as well...


    http://www.dailysurfvideos.com/
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    Offline Patches O'houlihan

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    Re: Get stuck in the jetties and panic?
    « Reply #2 on: October 28, 2015, 10:06:35 AM »
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  • That was fucked. Saw a friend from afar get destroyed on an lb jetty. Board wedged in and anchored down as a head high set blew up right on him. He tried jumping off but was unaware of the surfboard anchor at first, he was stopped short and landed on some rocks face first. I was so far away all i could do was watch really

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    Re: Get stuck in the jetties and panic?
    « Reply #3 on: October 28, 2015, 10:23:08 AM »
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  • I helped get someone off the Manasquan Jetty a bunch of years back.  Sets coming from the NE and just pushing him into the

    Technique was to watch the wave come in, turn back to wave, hug tight to a big rock, let the wave hit my back (without a gap between me and the rock I did not get banged around), after wave passes, make a move to another spot and do it all over again.  Got the guy out and then climbed back up.  Never take your eyes of the waves, stay low and flush to a rock when waves crash into you.  Don't get knocked into the rocks be tight to them already when the wave breaks.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    Re: Get stuck in the jetties and panic?
    « Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 12:56:46 PM »
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  • Adios surfboard?

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    Re: Get stuck in the jetties and panic?
    « Reply #5 on: October 28, 2015, 02:42:52 PM »
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  • that happened to me in MTK surfing the left at Camp Hero during a big, DOH+ tropical swell in early Nov., it was the end of a 4 hr session, took a solid 8 ft set wave but totally gassed and beginning hypothermic, slipped off board during first bottom turn and surfaced right before the boulder field, with the rest of the set bearing down. All I did was dive and protect the head, got drilled pretty hard but even worse was I knew I wouldn't be able to make it back out into the lineup, so I had to try to exit the water through the rest of the rock pile and somehow get to dry sand without me or my board getting destroyed. Not such a huge deal, just go slow, don't exhaust yourself, and protect the head. I've spearfished around big current and dangerous structure plenty of times so I wasn't scared other than not wanting my board to get knocked around. The lesson was invest in a good wetsuit and stop using ones when they get leaky.

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    Re: Get stuck in the jetties and panic?
    « Reply #6 on: October 28, 2015, 02:54:14 PM »
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  • Surprisingly nimble on the jetty.
    Asking for that to occur eventually there looking at the wave and the rocks.


    In my time have really rescued in need two people from a jetty and helped one be safe and get off after washing up on it, one was a novice surfer tossed out there by the rental factorie$ and $kools, nice as most of them are. Sometimes with help from others.


    And those were just casual incidents done and done,  unreported, no lifeguards or government workers , media etc,  can only imagine how many times some of the olde timers have done that hereabouts.