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Sessions / March Sandbar
« on: March 08, 2021, 07:08:31 PM »
Only one session this month on March 1st. Been flat since! Sure quiet here these days! Racked quite a few waves up this day!

Sessions / 50F Day W/Sunshine!
« on: February 17, 2021, 09:28:57 PM »
Feel quite lucky to have experienced this session. Just me and my brother on the north end of our island. It's right near the inlet and the cross currents can make the waves very unpredictable. Especially this day with the slight side/offshore winds that started picking up. When the sun came out I could only think of how lucky we were to get this in February while Texas is getting the winter once over! Been surfin' here for years and it's always a challenge. Not alotta people check it because it's a bit off the beaten path which is what makes it so special.
North End Sesh 2/16/2021

SUP General / Memorial Paddle Out
« on: February 05, 2021, 06:00:41 PM »
I probably shoulda posted this sooner. I've organized a paddle out for a local surfer that has been my close friend for decades now! Jeez! Researched it a bit but any tips would be stokin'. Hawaiian tradition for sure.
A surfin' buddy is co-hosting. We have two Ez-Ups w/tables to display fotos and some of his artwork. Coffee, sandwiches, and cookies at noon. I waited until mid day so it could warm up a bit.
 Mahalo in advance.  8)

Read this out loud and felt it.   :(🌊🏄

"A paddle-out is a time-honored tradition by those with an ocean-centered lifestyle, dating back to Hawaiian burial rituals. Participants enter the water together and float on the surface, hands linked to form a circle.
   Once together in this circle, the gathered community will speak about those that have passed and share how their legacy still remains within the lives of those that are able to continue back onshore. Each speech given in a paddle-out ceremony is followed by cheers and “cheehoo’s" from the accompanying circle to celebrate the memory and lasting impact the deceased left on the community.
   To commence a paddle-out circle, participants splash water high into the air and disperse flowers. They continue back to shore, catching a wave or two together for all the souls that are no longer a part of the community".

Sessions / Orlena- CODE RED SWELL!
« on: February 02, 2021, 09:18:10 PM »
Was an impressive storm and produced equally impressive surf. Quite challenging. Good to see the shortboarders, long boarder, and sup all copacetic. At first when I got there I was apprehensive about paddling out. After 15 mins I decided to pull the trigger, paddled right out no problem, and lucked into a bomb first wave. 40FWater- 35F air. WNW wind around 10-15 with some stronger gusts.
..and that bailout was spooky.

CODE RED Swell!!

Sessions / Second January Session
« on: January 28, 2021, 09:50:53 PM »
Been a slow month. At 62 it's glad to be "Still Alive and Well"! Lucked into some gems and had some company from a coupla regs at the local. Tackled the beach break w/the 9'11". Haven't hit the groin in months. Been hiking the beach alot to keep at it so things went well in the surf.
Hope all is well out there!  8)
New Jersey Winter Surf

SUP General / Equinox Session Under The Conjunction
« on: December 22, 2020, 07:32:48 AM »
Caught a nice view of the Great Conjunction here in New Jersey. A few good waves and a new cat too!

What is the great conjunction 2020?
Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions happen every 20 years; the last one was in the year 2000. But these conjunctions aren't all created equal. The 2020 great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will be the closest since 1623 and the closest observable since 1226!

(Cross posted)

Sessions / Equinox Session Under The Conjunction
« on: December 22, 2020, 07:25:59 AM »
Caught a nice view of the Great Conjunction here in New Jersey. A few good waves and a new cat too!

What is the great conjunction 2020?
Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions happen every 20 years; the last one was in the year 2000. But these conjunctions aren't all created equal. The 2020 great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will be the closest since 1623 and the closest observable since 1226!

Sessions / Clean and Dirty Jerz- 12/17/2020
« on: December 17, 2020, 05:31:12 PM »
First winter storm here in the North East had me hustling for some bombs! My friends weather station clocked the highest gust at 72.9 and rainfall at 2.85” last night. Today was 32F Air, 45F Water, 15-20 mph offshores, sunshine early on but then cloud cover for the afternoon.  Managed to make all my drops. Can't say as much for the proners today. Probably a 25% success rate for those guys. Gotta hand it to em. It was tough out there today.

Sessions / December Warmth
« on: December 14, 2020, 09:03:40 AM »
Light offshores, full sun, 50F water, and 65F air (which is very warm for December here in new Jersey) had quite a few on it yesterday (12/13/2020) taking advantage of the unusually warm conditions. Went with my 4/3 Xterra full, 3mil Xcel boots and five finger glovies, no hood. Took a couple on the head and endured a coupla minor ice cream headaches. All that looks to change by the weekend as the forecast has us enduring a major nor-easter with the possibility of snow!

December Heat

Sessions / Cold Fronts, Late Fall 2020
« on: December 07, 2020, 08:09:27 PM »
Buddy hooked me up with a new ver of Premiere. Worked nicely! Full rubber at this point.
Thanx, Zoners!

Sessions / Local Summer Lives!
« on: November 09, 2020, 05:32:32 AM »
As some of you have already seen from LBsup's "Indian Summer In NJ" post we've had tons of GREAT weather and waves the last coupla days here in New Jersey. Temps in the mid 70s with light/variable winds and mild water temps (relatively, 60F) landing right smack on the weekend made for some great beach going and surfing. The last pic is my brother making fun of me on my 9'11" Ripper!

SOLOSHOT caught all the action again. At the 05:00 mark you'll notice a sup rider "Kayak" paddling his sup. He used to surf a Wave Ski back in the 80s and 90s and switched over to sup around 2010 or so.

November Glass 11/8/2020

Sessions / Hurricane Zeta
« on: October 30, 2020, 09:29:41 PM »
Hard to believe we just broke the record for most hurricanes since 2005(Same year as Katrina, Rita, and Wilma)! Zeta delivered nicely this afternoon w/the typical flooding. Chilly though. Water is now 59F and the air was 45F w/a stiff north wind. First sesh w/the 4/3 full, boots and cap. Coulda used light gloves too (unless you're supthecreek  :P)! Didn't charge the SS the day before so it died pretty quick. Got one ride at least and a photographer I've know since the 80s got a nice shot of me. Micheal Baytoff, he was inducted into the New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame a few years ago. I attended that induction at The Algonquin Theater in Manasquan. Was a blast.

Hurricane Zeta, New Jersey 10/30/2020 

Sessions / Hurricane Epsilon Swell- Day Three
« on: October 24, 2020, 10:19:26 PM »
Been quite a run of swell. For as crap as 2020 has been with everything not waves, Sept and Oct were sure good for waves here! I have like 200 GB of raw SS footage!

This is a quick edit of the 3rd day action north of the groin. Went quite well for my first time on the 8'0" Assassin quad all year. Especially with around 40 out! Three boards in three days. First day I rode my 9'11" and the second day my 9'3".  LIG

         Hurricane Epselon Swell 10/24/2020

Sessions / Local Summer October Morning
« on: October 12, 2020, 09:09:28 PM »
Taste of summer and fall with the water dipping into the 60s now. Hadn't put a full suit on all summer! Scored this used Rip Curl e-Bomb at a local surf shop tent sale. Only LT suit in the place! Towards the video end I'm chattin' with a surfer that regulars at my local. He's 72! Told me he was skipped over for the Vietnam war cuz he had braces.

Enjoy Zoners! I sure did!  8)

Sessions / September Farewell
« on: October 01, 2020, 10:26:09 PM »
One of those days when you know you're gonna hit it later after work.  Some windy peaks with the cam pulled back against the dunes for wind protection for the last day of September. Local summer is best!

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