Surfer Saves Surfer in NJ

For water sports, Mother Nature just humbled me when I was surfing 4 days ago in NJ. As you may know, our East Coast is post super Storm Sandy. My surf leash broke. I have acquaintances who surf and who surf without a leash. Perhaps, I erred on the temptation to contisurferdyenue surfing, but our present rip currents may be at an all time high. While I retrieved my board on 1st occasion, my 2nd wipe out separated me from my board, which went onto the beach leaving me boardless. I urge everyone to err on the side of safety, even if one is lifeguard trained, scuba trained, & brought up swimming surfer. I could not swim the seemingly easy 5 yards onto the beach. I could have died had it not been for a young surfer who saw me in distress and shoved my board back to me. Stay with your board on your 1st occasion.

I should have surfed body board style w/ my retrieved board back in. It is also possible to relax & take a few seconds to observe and feel tide direction then swim beachward at 1st opportunity. Prevention of incident would have been to replace the leash sooner, it was 7 years old-used monthly since purchase.

– George, New Jersey

6 thoughts on “Surfer Saves Surfer in NJ

  1. Awesome site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any community forums
    that cover the same topics talked about here?
    I’d really like to be a part of online community where I can get feedback from
    other experienced people that share the same interest.
    If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Appreciate it!

  2. Hello there! This article couldn’t be written any better!
    Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept talking about this. I am going to forward this article to him.

    Fairly certain he will have a good read.
    Thanks for sharing!

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