2004-07-16 / Sports

Henrick’s Surf Update: Changing Tides at 90th Street

By Henrick Karoliszyn

Henrick’s Surf Update: Changing Tides at 90th Street

By Henrick Karoliszyn

Surfing Columnist

The waves at 90th Street this week went from one extreme to the next, as the ocean remained flat from Friday through Monday and shifted to overhead surf on Tuesday, surprising and pleasing many surfers at the beach.  

"It is crazy," said, 28-year-old surfer, Chris Duffy. "One day there is nothing and the next there are huge waves, but I’ m not complaining."

The change in the surfing formation, due to a storm out in the East, also showed many signs of hurricane season that is on the verge of taking hold (August-October), as many brought in the six footers, smooth enough for long boards but great for short boarding as well, on Tuesday. 

"It was awesome, I took out the short board in the morning and the long board later on," Duffy said. 

With many on hand for the surf, the weather did not affect the crowd, as over thirty surfers were out, waiting past the jetties for the breakers to take them in on their boards.  It was an exceptional day according to 23-year-old surfer, Richard Supulra, "I was glad the waves changed from the way they were."

The forecast for next week shows no similarities to last week, with waist to chest Friday on through Sunday and waves knee to waist on Monday and Tuesday. The fluctuations of the waves were extreme these past few days as the week was summed up by a surfer who wanted to go unnamed; "It is like the weather, you get the really nice days, then the real bad ones."

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