outta nowhere a storm developed in the gulf and gave us some awesome waves...  had a great time out there, and saw a lot of people i sorta know...  12-20 surfers out most of the time catching breaks near the end of the pier...

i went farther out cause i hate being in the lineup...  rode some massive first break waves way out past the buoys...  fun fun fun...  and too much sun...
 
 
stayed at another beach resort, just went over for waves...  caught the best part of TS Colin...  pumped out some pretty long lines of 5-6' ez rollers...
 
 
stayed at a beach resort over in Daytona and caught some fun waves every day in the 2-4' range...  lots of fun sandbars to stand on, beaches were packed...
 
 
played on some 2-3' swell in the late afternoon...  had a good time on some easy waves using all types of boards...  nice weather to boot, eh...
 
 
at first i wasn't gonna bother, but then i saw the buoys picking up...  i went out again for the third day in a row...  there were 6-10 surfers near middle pier catching some pretty consistent 2-4' waves near shore...

i had a lot of fun rides, a few pretty good ones at full stand, and plenty of crouched squat rides...  good times, awesome cool weather, even caught a slight chill for a bit cause the water was warmer than the air...
 
 
arrived around 11am...  a few surfers at the south pier again catching small swells here and there...  conditions would improve and then flatten out...

i caught some decent stand-up rides, but mostly a lot of kneeling, knee, and belly rides on the surfboard...  lots of shore-break, good exercise...
 
 
showed up around 10am...  a few surfers out near the south pier trading turns catching some decent 2-3' swell...  was worth the trip there...

later on a buddy showed up and let me demo his new SUP 11' paddle board...  it was a pretty decent experience, not sure i'm ready to own one myself...  moved down the beach a bit and caught consistent 2-4' waves on my INFINITY longboard...  someone body-boarded a bunch and tried other boards too...
 
 
i was in Stuart Florida over on the east coast for a day, and was lucky enuff to rent a board and go surfing on a freak swell that rolled in for 1 day only...  rented a 9' BIC hollow plastic board and a 7'8" FOAM board, and ripped it up on some big mushy waves that were 4-7' and 3-4 seconds apart... 

i would like to take this opportunity to thank the GULF coast of Florida for preparing me for just about anything...  after milking mushy little gulf waves, i feel like real atlantic waves are almost too easy to catch...  haha :)
 
 
i was lucky enuff to do a whole bunch of surfing while at Ormond Beach...  nothing amazing happened, but i did get a lot of much needed practice on those longer slower-breaking atlantic waves... 

most days it was 2-3' if that, but i suited up and went out for hours at a time, whenever my body wasn't still super sore from the day before...  overall, i had a ton of fun and learned a bunch more about surfing...
 
 
a few surfers out...  really nice day, fun little waves...  about time!