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Best US East Coast Longboard Wave« on: August 29 2005 12:08:00 »
I am just getting into surfing a longboard after surfing a shortboard for years. Can anyone on the east coast of the US recommend a consistently longboard type of break anywhere?
RE: Best US East Coast Longboard Wave« Reply #1 on: August 31 2005 08:08:00 »
Some of the best longboard waves I have riden have been in New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Great point and beach breaks with relatively long rides compared to many place in SE US. And that reason is, little or no sand bars, so the wave holds up. On the beach breaks, the beach bottom incline is gradule creating a longer ride. So venture out on route A1A to find the right spot. And bring your wet suit. Here is a list of spots: Salsbury(MA) beach, the "Wall" at Hampton Beach, Rye Beach, and In Maine- York Bch.(Long Sands),Ogunquit River Mouth, Wells Jetty . I have surfed much of the East coast and I will take New England for longboarding, any day.
- Surfer Goob
RE: Best US East Coast Longboard Wave« Reply #2 on: October 18 2005 20:10:00 »
what about surfing in the yonkers new york area, i hear there are some good places in jersey but i went to check them out and it was glass everywhere that i went
RE: Best US East Coast Longboard Wave« Reply #3 on: October 18 2007 02:10:00 »
I like Montauk Pt. Long Island for a nice left. Surfed the river mouth in Ogunquit, one of the longest, if not the best ride I've had, but goes on forever at the right tide. Nice place but, New England is too cold. Kind of like Oregon. I'm heading tropical, no crowds, Southeast Asia, next door to Indonesia, but staying clear of the extremist muslims. Hang Ten, or my favorite cheater Five or backside toes on nose with that soul arch.
RE: Best US East Coast Longboard Wave« Reply #4 on: October 19 2007 13:10:00 »
If you want a primo 'logger' wave, it's right here in Gansett' at K-39 (east side of Pt. Judith lighthouse). Contrary to all the other comments, this place is valid because of shoaling effect and wedge off of jetty; there's no slowing, so you get a wall even if it's 1-2'; nose rides, side-slips, fin first drops- here's the place without ball numbing weather or 20' tidal changes, and local food and ale are great.
RE: Best US East Coast Longboard Wave« Reply #5 on: October 21 2007 03:10:00 »
Ditch Plains in Montauk Point at the end of Long Island New York and the Shinicock Inlet at low tide only. Dead lowtide. Not sure if it still breaks, but it's on the inside of the inlet right against the jetty and on some pilings. Have fun surfing that, but when the tide changes get out, or let it take you out to sea and then paddle over to the beach side. Don't battle the tide.
RE: Best US East Coast Longboard Wave« Reply #6 on: October 21 2007 13:10:00 »
This estuary and occassional, seasonal sandbar break will brighten your day in many ways. Ever hear of Cold Springs harbor and genetically modified oxygen,depriving algae from post-Vietnam research? This is where it ends up- on you and in you-don't even need flash for night photography. I think this guy who posted this is a Cheney/CIA operative performing experiments with dumb Hobogen transplants. Beware.