Wow. Wow is all I can say when thinking about yesterday surf. Hurricane 1,000 miles out to sea pushing up gigantic waves with favorable wind on a beautiful sunny summer day.
Usually in the summer we have little tiny waves (you take what you can get) with 8 second periods. Yesterday the back sides of the waves I estimated to be about ten feet and the period between the waves was about 14 seconds. That means all the wave strength was focused into these giant waves, and we really can't ask for more. It was probably the best day of surf I have ever had on the east coast. Certainly not a day for swimming in the ocean for people who can't navigate water with confidence.
People came from all over the east coast to take advantage of what was the most desirable conditions imaginable.
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David Benjamin and I started swimming in Chappaqua, NY., swam for Badger swim team, Mercersburg Academy, NC State University, then Westport YMCA masters. I got bored of the ol' back and forth of competitive swimming and the high cost of skiing. Surfing took over and I never looked back.