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eugecole's photo of Higgins Beach

Nor'easter swell

Average rating of 3.86 from 28 votes

Higgins Beach

Spot Location: New England > Maine > Higgins Beach

Date Taken: 17th October 2009. 9578 page views since 22nd October 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
7.5ft 10s 80.01° 0.8ft 10s   14
mph
Mostly Clear 35°f
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OB homie Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 0

cool little spot....nice trees and houses...pretty nice, someone eating chowda on the little cliff :b by the way, who cares if its a sponger or a surfer...looks like hes the only one out there...props on that

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SteveJD Oct 28, 2009 Rating: 1

Definately a shark. Higgins beach is chock full of them. I would stay away if I were you.... Ha!

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Sneakybadger Oct 27, 2009 Rating: -1

Problem solved --- http://tiny.cc/zzrEQ

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jrat Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 0

it's a bodyboarder paddling out, upright on his board, the splashing behind him is his fins. case solved.

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jrat Oct 28, 2009 Rating: 2

good points. personally i don't think i care as much as you guys. someone's getting some juice by themselves that's all we really know about this!

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Will Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 1

You've never sat further up to relieve your back after being hunched over for so long?

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Spongerdudette Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 1

I tend to agree with you there nhsurferman. Defo not bodyboarder, my first thoughts was that it was a standup just sat on their board.

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westmonster Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 0

At first glance I thought it was a bodyboarder as well. It looked clear to me that he was up on his elbows and kicking with his fins (which would explain his posture and the mini wake behind him). The more I look at it though the more I'm unsure. The wake/splashing seems too far behind him to be any normal sized person I know, then there is the issue of the board shadow being too long....so I don't kno....

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nhsurferman Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 0

its definitely not a bodyboarder, first of all because if that is a person he/she is sitting upright so they couldn't be splashing with their feet behind them. and that long dark shadow under the water is way to long to be a bodyboard. it looks more like a longboard to me. the more i look at it though the more questionable it becomes, personally I think that it is just a person sitting on their board possibly sitting on their board kind of weird or something like that. The only thing that is odd is that the nose of the board is not sticking up out of the water and if it is a person it looks like they are sitting way up on the nose of their board.

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nhsurferman Oct 27, 2009 Rating: -1

its really hard to tell, kind of a toss up but i would say that that is very possibly a fin, is does look a little small to be person

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nhsurferman Oct 27, 2009 Rating: 1

also look at the area in front of the object there is some splashing don't really know what that is? does anyone know?

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Coelacanth Oct 26, 2009 Rating: 2

Check out the other pic taken the same day. Waves were much bigger than this perspective shows...and the dark object here is probably the surfer shown in the other pic paddling out.

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thefuture3490 Oct 25, 2009 Rating: 1

i definitely think thats a person

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Mel in Florida Oct 27, 2009 Rating: -1

I tried to sharpen the pic on my computer... still looks like a fin to me...

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Will Oct 26, 2009 Rating: 1

well the wave looks about shoulder high....that would make that fin looking thing about waist high?

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Mel in Florida Oct 26, 2009 Rating: 2

I thought it was a person at first, but now that I really look at it... hmmmm

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Will Oct 26, 2009 Rating: 3

Im not the only one!

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Will Oct 25, 2009 Rating: 1

I think that fin could be someone getting ready to paddle out...it seems like it would be a huge huge huggge shark if it was compared to the wave

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Will Oct 25, 2009 Rating: 1

unless that wave is not as big as i though

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.....SPARTACUS!! Oct 25, 2009 Rating: 2

higgins beach......oh shit!..... here comes the VP story about piercing zeus and apollo.

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The Rage Oct 25, 2009 Rating: 0

Looks like an awesome little break... And yeah I'm a bit freaked by that fin in the water

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sea lord Oct 25, 2009 Rating: -1

Has the shark frighten all the surfers away .

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Sneakybadger Oct 22, 2009 Rating: -1

Is that a fin i spy!!??

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