Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing you

  • Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing yourself instead of taking photos of me.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I can’t believe I missed this!


I screwed up yesterday. Tried to leave the office by 3. Didn’t till 4.

Drove via the Ocean Pkwy to the Sewer: arrived at 6: wind had shifted off shore: last of the regulars were just making it in. Rich, Joe and I tried to find Andrew's new secret spot by the Jones beach coast guard Station.

We are talking about the beach in the north side of Jones. Instead of going to West
End 2 you make a right at the booth, north toward the Coast Guard Station; then
another right turn at the boat basin just before the Coastie's entrance. Past
the building, and park in the far east side of the lot; and THAT IS THE SPOT; I think.

When we got there the NE wind and out going tide made it too light for our 5.0's
and 85-80 ltr boards. It was a no-go.

If that is Andrews new spot; it's really quite good. You just have to watch the tide in
the channel. I used to Kayak there in the 70's.

We also drove left at the Coast Guard station to the "Fishing" parking lot. That
place looked knarley; all concrete slabs and rebar!

It was getting too late for us to sail and "unknown" spot, so we checked out
West End two. I have a night Fishing permit, and a board carry waiver; so I was
the only legal one. Our cover story was that we were looking for our friend. We
never needed it. But we where all three of us, dressed in our wetsuits. So we
had our stories straight none the less.

I was however enamored with the point break at WE2. The waves were wrapping like
they used to at Demo two seasons ago.

Are the stories I've heard of "extreme Localizim" there true?
If not: what am I missing? The place looked like it could be 'epic', given the
right swell and or wind.

Why don't we Windsurf there? I know Mike Da'Baker told me he sailed and surfed
there long ago. But Mike grew up on Point Lookout, across from WE2. Plus, He was
a great surfer.

Is the spot worth pursuing? and if so...how? Commando; under the radar?
Through Surfrider, or LIBAG?

Any thoughts from our elders...

1 comment:

McPhilly said...

In semi-undesirable conditions first, like onshore and sloppy but still with some swell running. That way the chances of extreme localism are more limited. Yeah, I've heard of them. (Maybe better take some fix-a-flat and a spare tyre/change kit, and some lessons in self-defense.?)