Secret Spots

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Chilly Willy, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. kpd73

    kpd73 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not knocking the photo snap, and did laugh at the map pin- point taken- but I'm talking a black sharpie baby dot, now, I should have clarified that when I showed up to many spots in Nova Scotia first light, at the right time and tide, as well as swell/wind direction, Alone, and never breaking out any kind of device, I made friends pretty quickly.
    Etiquette and a Mach7 Pavel bonzer helped things along too.
    I honestly do wish I had a pic of one or two of those days...but do have a good one of a Spa day - one of many- I would take at a killer Mom and Pop owned campsite there.
    Most fulfilling in every facet of Life, stoke filled Adventure of my earthly journey.
    I went up there with no knowledge of any spots, just my map and forecasting knowledge, and everything I own in that Van.
    If you live and surf on the East Coast, you owe it to yourself to hit Nova Scotia.

    Nova Scotia spa day.jpg
     
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  2. Veterano

    Veterano Well-Known Member

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  3. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Well-Known Member

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    the best of secret spots tend to be reliable reefs, simply because sandbars come and go. Up here in Oregon it's a lot less about protecting secret spots and a lot more about finding a newly formed sandbar and keep absolutely mum about it.

    my favorite moment illustrating this...me and Matty are changing into our wetuits where a newly formed left hander is peeling from the outside into the rivermouth itself when his phone rings, one of his best friends calling..."No man, been looking, haven't seen anything worth a paddle out...uh, uh, I'll call you if I see anything"....hangs up, looks over at me, shrugs, and continues to put on his wetsuit...lol
     
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  4. Couch

    Couch Active Member

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    My "secret spot" is actually just surfing the extreme inside section at my point. Most of the traffic and or buoys perch off the point or the reform section middle peak....when I don't feel like paddling, tired or just want to switch it up....I take my 8' 88 softie out and have a fricken blast! Sometimes remembering the joy of just riding waves- not the biggest or the best but just because that is what you love to do...puts a big smile on my face.

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  5. Dawnpatrol

    Dawnpatrol Well-Known Member

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    Loose lips sink ships. I've always abided by my mantra: Seek and ye shall find.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019

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