2004-07-23 / Sports

Henrick’s Surf Update: Lucky Tuesdays

By Henrick KaroliszynSurfing Columnist

By Henrick Karoliszyn
Surfing Columnist

The past two weeks at 90th street have brought about an unusual pattern of large surf on Tuesdays. With overhead waves all day last Tuesday, the peaks were a little choppy and tricky to ride, but large and quick moving once caught. With steady breaks, the high white caps of the waves added momentum to the riders. 

“Once you get up you have to go sideways right away,” said 23-year-old Tyler Diabello, “That way you can get the right push to ride so you don’t get crushed.”

Also similar to last Tuesday, was the way many surfers were on 93rd street, surfing in the direction the current was moving off the jetties.  “I was catching the most waves near 93, “said 19 year-old-surfer, Kieran Reynolds. “I started out at 90th, but waves were breaking better there [at 93rd street].”  

During the late morning into the afternoon, the tide brought waves way outside while winds remained stable.  The waves broke on 93rd, outside for most of the day, expanding the range of surfers in all directions, making it easier to catch rides, with out anyone dropping in. It was relatively quite, so many surfers picked up most of the rides they went for.  “I caught every one I tried for,” said 24-year-old Todd James.  

The day ended on a high note, with the sunset surf in total effect bringing out the businessmen and workers coming back from their jobs. “This is how I cut loose after I long day,” said businessman, Terry Owens, “This is where I can just relax, specially on days like this.” 

For the next week, expect to see decent surf throughout. The weekend should be fun surfing, waist to chest high on both Saturday and Sunday with the best surf early in the morning.  Monday and Tuesday should also be forming some swells around waist to chest with offshore winds.  

After Tuesday, the surf is consistent for the rest of the week, fluctuating slightly into next weekend.  As one surfer said, “There will probably be the best surf on Tuesday.” We’ll have to wait and see.

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