By Anonymous, 08-04-2008 Surfed this place many times epic - I have surfed the cove at its best 20+ times. Back in the day if you paddled out you wouldn’t have gotten the best of the set waves unless all the tiptop ripping locals were already on one. You could still pull some waves just as good but not as fre-quent sitting further off the point. Back in the day I would even sit off the point some because I liked how it lined up better. Anyways. You wouldn’t have got-ten waves because the locals at the time were wave hungry kids who were on the peak every second. Just typical point break positioning of kids who were down to surf. The thing is when the cove breaks there are soooo many waves to be had but unfortunately it doesn’t break any-more and when it does break it isn’t insane length it used to be. BLOG POSTS FROM WWW.WANNASURF.COM a sturdy stance as the wave breaks. As whitewater engulfs his board, he flops down to his belly, and avoiding the approaching boulders, he makes landfall. “The locals were pretty cool, so when the fast left-breaking barrels came together at the point, we all got more than our share of tube riding,” Funderburg recalls. The hollow waves at The Cove gave locals long barreling rides well into the 1970s when a revolution in surfing took place. As faster, more nimble shortboards eclipsed longboards, the old school logs moved aside and faded from popularity; so, too, did The Cove. Environmental changes that may have contributed to The Cove’s decline are unknown, but it is clear that the wave is no longer the same. There is speculation that an anti-erosion project in 1970 could have diminished the integrity of the surf zone. However, due to a surfer being on the engineering team, which opted to place additional boulders around it, The Cove is still rideable on the right swell today.
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