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    Think I found the threshold for rough water ocean riding

    Sunday heading back from Corson’s inlet towards Herefords the winds picked up to about 25mph. So let me try to explain....
    The wind and waves were coming directly at us, Id say, whitecaps 6-8 foot tall with an occasional 10 foot wall
    mixed in there. The worst part about it is they were very close together. So even though I was only going about 10mph
    every time Id ride up to the peak of the crest my ski would completely leave the water at the top and land mid-way up the next one
    repeating the process. So windblown bow spray was a constantand that mixed with white cap spray made it hard to breath
    on account of the water continuously washing over me and the ski. I had a steady stream of snot pouring from my nose and
    mouth and I think I drank half the ocean. This went on for 15 miles lol

    Dry box my ass, goodbye 4th cell phone in 2 years.

    I’d have to say it was Awesome! but without some kind of breathing apparatus I don't see how one could stand much more.

    Man I with I had a GoPro!


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    Lol I know exactly what you mean as my family was out by North Wildwood jumping the waves and decided to make the run to Cape May and literally had to turn around about halfway due to it just being miserable. You couldn't get into any kind of rythm with the wave timing. Couple of times you would hop over one wave and the next one would clip my rear end and flip me forward directly into a third wave which made us swallow a lot of water.

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    10mph was about the best I could do. Any faster and I couldnt see what was happening from all the water in my eyes and Id end up head butting my handlebars.

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    F*&K That, lol.. I went out sun afternoon rode 15 minutes that was enough for me

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    Yea, that sounds miserable... and can get down right scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XDAILY View Post
    10mph was about the best I could do. Any faster and I couldnt see what was happening from all the water in my eyes and Id end up head butting my handlebars.

    Thats how I felt on way home from del going through the ripps, My glasses are prescription and my eyes were burning, I could not see shit, lol

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    Corsons was like that on Monday also... but it was GREAT everywhere else! LOL!
    at that point, I would have gotten out of the ocean and took the inland waterways....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEECHFRONT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XDAILY View Post
    10mph was about the best I could do. Any faster and I couldnt see what was happening from all the water in my eyes and Id end up head butting my handlebars.

    Thats how I felt on way home from del going through the ripps, My glasses are prescription and my eyes were burning, I could not see shit, lol
    Lol see what you missed Bill.

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    Goggle would have been a great help. Last time I was in rough water At least i could see without water in the eyes. especially if it had been saltwater

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    I've rode in those conditions before. The water is an absolute beast! Actually it's the most fun I have ever had without wheels under me.

    Brad

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