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by Cranked
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 18568
Views: 1626376

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Thud wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:56 am
All hail the numberless report!
Quite so. I for one am loath to put any number at all on a surf report, its all much too controversial now
by Cranked
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 18568
Views: 1626376

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I hope you haven't used up all the good surf saltman
by Cranked
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1648
Views: 174142

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged white shark detected by Sharpes Beach, Ballina receiver at 03:34:00 AM (AEST) on 15-Aug-2018 DPI advise 2.29m White Shark tagged and released from SMART drumline at Joggly Point, Evans Head at 09:11 am on 15 Aug 2018. DPI advise 2.38m White Shark tagged and released fro...
by Cranked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Trev wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:36 pm
Thud is God?
lol
it is a good name for a god though.

oh mighty thud, if it pleases you, can you send us surf and exotic surfer girls
by Cranked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Oh god Thud spare me. Out of the frying pan and into the fire. I was just ruminating on whether to take my two epoxy boards (7' and 8' nuggests, both unridden but I've owned both previously). No I'm not going there.
by Cranked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Done and dusted thud
by Cranked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Oh great! That's a relief foamy :-D-:
by Cranked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Dee Why today Magic Seaweed - very small waves 1-2 ft - 10 sec intervals Surf Forecast - 5-6ft - 400-500 Kilojoules Swellnet - 3ft with a 10 sec interval Swellnet closest Arrrgggggfftt. This is what I've been trying to convey to people Thud, 400-500kJ is 2-3 foot faces not 5-6', 1000kJ is 5-6' face...
by Cranked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Read that last paragraph and then understand why deep water equations for calculating Kj's are not appropriate. Nothing in your reference (http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Waves/watwav2.html) refers to wave energy, let alone any method to calculate it or its relationship to breaking wave ...
by Cranked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

So you don't know how to calculate the energy of a swell or a breaking wave in joules?

I'm giving up. I'll just accept what Surf Forecast says it is.
by Cranked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Cranked I think you need to read a bit more about waves in general. You are mixing up ocean waves and breaking waves, and your description of what you think happens when waves break is a bit loony. If 100 cubic metres of water, per metre of shoreline length, was deposited by each 1m high 12s period...
by Cranked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Lucky bastards! So I should check with UWA and Udayana University on the bukit to see if they've got something similar for the Indian Ocean?
by Cranked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I think its a bit alienating for me because its for an area that I don't surf or think about. If it was for the Indian/southern oceans I would probably sit up and pay attention and absorb it all pretty quickly, and remember it.

I assume you have to pay to get that sort of thing though?
by Cranked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

This is because I think a swell with say 500kJs will produce similar waves at your local irrespective of whether the swell is 6' at 9s or 2' at 15s, and etc for larger kJ swells. Overall, all you need to know for most surfs is whether its under 500 (marginal for surfing) or 1000, 2000, 3000 or 4000...
by Cranked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Well you can do what I propose or you can read this: Here's a fully calibrated forecast from the best forecaster in the world, daylight second: Pat Caldwell. DISCUSSION: SUMMARY... Short-period N swell dropping with long-period S swell rising into the weekend. DETAILED:. Mid Friday on northern shore...
by Cranked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Here's the case for kJs in a nutshell. There seems to be agreement that surf forecasts are not very good at forecasting the size of breaking waves at specific surf spots but are pretty good at forecasting the prevailing swell height and period for an area. So its up to us to know what a specific swe...
by Cranked
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

BA wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:08 pm
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Lets nip these stupid implied comparisons in the bud BA. Waves don't have any trans or saturated fats and are much better for you, just pure unadulterated energy.
by Cranked
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4282
Views: 328538

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Can someone please do a similar calculation for MM throwing a good haymaker punch.
This is more the sort of thing that would fix the concept of kinetic energy in nicks mind