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Old 04-20-2018, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Either Colorado or Wyoming In Near Future
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I never surfed, but did live in Huntington Beach (Southern Calif), one block from the beach, years ago. They would have surfing contests there. IOW, the surf would be very good.

Here, not even close to what Huntington Beach was like. Wife and I have been down to Jax Beach and could see surfers getting pretty small waves and surfing a pretty short distance. But, then again, when that's all they have, "that's all they have". But, when a hurricane or tropical storm some miles offshore, the waves can be pretty big and lots of surfers know that.........out they go!

But don't think you are going to visit here and think you are going to see the Banzai Pipeline, like in Hawaii.......isn't going to happen!
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:17 AM
 
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I don't care so much about size as I do quality. San Diego County is very consistent with good loggable waves. I ride a heavy single fin LB 99% of the time...Velzy pigs almost always. if it's waist high, but clean, I am happy.
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Old 04-20-2018, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville
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I don't care so much about size as I do quality. San Diego County is very consistent with good loggable waves. I ride a heavy single fin LB 99% of the time...Velzy pigs almost always. if it's waist high, but clean, I am happy.
Then you should have no problem getting a day or two of surf in, if you're coming in late Summer/early Fall. I had some knee high and clean the other day, I think it was on Monday when I went out. Occasional waist high sets. The water will also be quite a bit warmer here that time of year than it is in San Diego.
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:32 PM
 
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The most consistent surf in Duval county is probably up in North Atlantic Beach, by what is locally referred to as "The Poles."
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Old Yesterday, 06:43 AM
 
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Then you should have no problem getting a day or two of surf in, if you're coming in late Summer/early Fall. I had some knee high and clean the other day, I think it was on Monday when I went out. Occasional waist high sets. The water will also be quite a bit warmer here that time of year than it is in San Diego.
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The most consistent surf in Duval county is probably up in North Atlantic Beach, by what is locally referred to as "The Poles."
Thanks for the input guys,I'll be sure to check it out. I know surf spots are not to be given away, so I don't expect that. SD water temps aren't bad. The only time I have not paddled out was in February when the air temp was 36 and the water was 60. That was a pretty frigid morning and I don't do booties, so there was no surfing for me that day....it was GOOD too LOL! Thanks again!
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Old Today, 06:38 AM
 
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If you don't mind paddling out in chop you can surf plenty here. Last month I have surfed almost every day ranging from waist high chop to head high glass. I live in St Augustine where there is a decent variety of breaks. So much beach here you could surf alone everyday but most people hit the named better spots. If you like logging you will surf plenty. I ride a shortboard, fish, and log in summer time and never go to crazy from lack of surf. Its good to taking up fishing here for those prolonged summer flat spells.
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Old Today, 06:41 AM
 
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Oh yea it gets cold here. Winter water temps get into the low 50's and 40's some years (this year!!) but usual only lasts a month. Most of the year the water is in the upper 70's.
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