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Sandy and surfers: Victory at Sea!

By   /   October 27, 2012  /   Be the first to comment

Richard W. Dionne Jr.

A surfer prepares for a pounding off Little Compton last fall.

New England Surf  (NESURF.com) which posts the most comprehensive surfing condition forecast around, predicts “Victory at sea” surfing conditions on Tuesday for Little Compton, Westport and beyond.

South coast waves are forecast to begin rising later Saturday to large and very large Sunday into Monday, then ‘Victory at sea’ on Tuesday, and fading ‘giant’ on Wednesday after Hurricane or Tropical Storm Sandy passes.

The experience will be ruined, however, by a fierce chop caused by east and northeast winds, the NESURF forecaster predicts.

For surfers, ‘Victory at sea’ is “used to describe incredibly windy and choppy conditions in the ocean. Often used by surfers to describe stormy surf conditions. It is derived from the old tv show Victory at Sea from the opening scene showing a very stormy ocean. Some people simply call it VAS — We couldn’t surf today because the conditions were victory at sea.”

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