Surfy April 2017 GC Surfers Score Dunas

GC surfers score Las Dunas the day before Easters.
We got up to Isabela early on Saturday and checked all the spots. There were few places we could have gone out but Heath wanted to push on and check a few more spots(thanks Heath). We finally got to Las Dunas and it looked super fun but there was a group of local guys out. So what to do? We wanted good waves, we wanted to score so we had to hike in. It’s a long walk down there. We ended up surfing a peak away from the locals that wasn’t as good as the main peak. Then after an hour, the local guys started to leave and we got to scoot right over and get into the good A frames. We surfed for hours and the wind never came up and never it really got too crowded either. Just us guys, super fun.


Chris Mariscal and I went to SHS together, so cool to get together and surf.

Rob Hyypio.

Heath Smith.

Ron Belkanger from Tierra Verde, St Pete.

PJ Petrick on a translucent wave as Chris Mariscal watches.

The Zombeaver Crew


Puerto Rico:

This is my wave of the winter for Rincon, PR. This was the best day of the winter at Indicators. This day saw just huge A frame barrels. The swell was powerful long period NNE. The wave was bending so hard it’s looks like SW swell. You can’t help but get tubed. Normally Indicators has a small barrel. This tube was twice as big as the normal barrel at Indicators. About Ariel: she’s a really good surfer, she just got back from Hawaii so she was fearless. She’s tiny but she charges. I almost missed this one. I was looking down at my LCD screen and I flashed to see her pulling in and I just lifted the camera up and started shooting luckily it was in focus but this is the best day and this was the such a good wave. I don’t think she knew that she was going to get barreled but you couldn’t help it. It was that hollow. Some Puerto Rican surfers out there were talking to each other going: ‘las olas estan tan raras hoy, parece que viene del oeste’ ‘the waves are weird coming from the west’ but it was just major refraction when it’s long period NNE.

Ariel Engstrom.

15 thoughts on “Surfy April 2017 GC Surfers Score Dunas

  1. DW

    Indeed there was surf yesterday, even in Pinellas. In fact the Chateau was quite good with long lefts in the waist-stomach range. That spot really likes that SSW angle! Just me on my LB and a young guy called Lil’ Tony when our kids were groms. He ain’t little now, bigger than me and was absolutely killin’ it, shreddin’ those lefts apart. Looks dinky on middle jetty cam this morning.

  2. EVY

    BLISSFULLY BRINED !!!! First Waves of 2017 – I am on Cloud Nine. In the water 2.5 hours, lost track of how many waves, My fav. spot @#9 was divine… when the tide went out, the waves bumped up on the Sandbar….. thigh high perfecto waves…. endorphins are flowing. Last time the condom wetsuit will be needed – water is luscious….always feelings of trepidation on the first paddle out…. always happy to have enough pee to warm the suit… got the first WAVE, thanked Creator and tripped into Bliss.

  3. Fuggin

    Definitely some fun waves in Sarasota today, great treat in the warm water! Some of those sets had some waist high juice

  4. Rob Hyypio

    I could’t ask for a better forecast … I am off the next 16 days … so I’ll def be getting water time Gulf side!!

  5. BK922

    Small world. Jazmine’s brothers name is Tyler. He was our surf guide down in Nicaragua last summer and he rips on both longboard and shortboard. Super cool guy. Their instagram is @unlimitedtimetravelers and they have a bunch of cool pics and videos.

  6. greg

    Had fun at the zoo yesterday…windy,chunky but workable when finding the right ones. Just an fyi for you all…the mouth at Clwtr pass was almost working again. With a little more energy it would have been good. Maybe something has shifted there? l think a blown out north angle swell would be worth a look.

  7. MattyB

    Biggest sand key I’ve seen in a while. Chest high with bigger ones on the sets. Classic Zoo with all the animals out! Fun times.

  8. RUSS-D

    Well damn, I got Monday and Tuesday off. But I am having dental surgery done. Y’all are welcome for this one. 😀 I even told the receptionist, as I was making the appointment, that there was probably going to be good waves on the day of it HA HA HA .

  9. greg

    E coast for me Sunday. I am thinking down in Satellite…any suggestions about where and when would be best?

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