Surfs Up!!!!

Posted: April 3, 2009 by Sean Fitzgibbon in Surfing

WOW, Thats all I can say about last weekend when the Front came through and blew like crazy!! Well as many know I’m not just a Kayaker but also a Surfer, so when the weather is to bad to paddle my Yak- I’ll be out on my boards catch’in some rides! Last weekend we had 5-7 foot waves on Sat. and 3-4 foot waves on Sun.- Pretty Darn Good for a coast they say never gets waves!!! I surfed Fri. nite with my 13 yr. old son Torin, out at a break called the Tides- He was so stoked that he actually got to STAND and ride 2 good waves on my Robert August Long Board!! YOU GO BOY! Did I mention he’s MY Boy!?!?Yeah I’m just a little PROUD!!!!

Saturday the waves were very powerful and Chunky at REDINGTON-somewhere!!

Got some really Great Rides and even a few small cover ups- tubes!! Waves were so strong I actually snapped a leash on my Matt Kechele –  Pug Performer Short Board –  tore the Dacron webbing strap at area it connects to the board right apart. This happened in a decent cover up close-out wave that I had to kick the board out and bail through the wave itself- translation:: all the power of the wave came down on the board and pulled leash taught as I went out the backside!!!! SNAP!!!! Very rare event except during BIG!! Hurricane Waves.surfboard-strap

Sunday was a Great day too. Surfed in the morning and early afternoon. Waves were not as big as Sat. but were still quite powerful and had cleaned up- not as choppy. I can’t think of a better way to spend the day when you don’t want to paddle in the bad weather!!

Well, its Friday April 3rd and we had waves start building on Thursday with another approaching Front, so as I am writing this there are waves once again in the Gulf, I GUESS YOU KNOW WHERE I’LL BE AFTER WORK TONITE AND ON SATURDAY MORNING!!!! Shortly after my morning surf session I’m headed to Gandy for the CLC WOOD KAYAK DEMO presented by Sweetwater Kayaks! I’ll be attending with KayakKev &  Jeff.   Hope to see you there.

& Remember if your too busy this weekend to go get WET,
SHAME ON YOU!!! — SEAN

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