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by SAsurfa
Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: my prediction for summer
Replies: 99
Views: 23667

Re: my prediction for summer

OK I agree on that, but no one's put a size on the swell yet, just that there is a swell producing system on the cards, the first of the season.

When saying the models are divergent it usually applies to the atmospheric models, not wave models so I think you need to be a little clearer :)
by SAsurfa
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: my prediction for summer
Replies: 99
Views: 23667

Re: my prediction for summer

How can you say they're wildly divergent when each models is showing a south-west track of a tropical system to the Fiji region before stalling. Sure the intensity isn't being agreed upon but all the guidance suggests a tropical system stalling south to east of Fiji. Wildly divergent would apply if ...
by SAsurfa
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Spring
Replies: 54
Views: 13516

Re: Spring

Best spring ever from Hunter down to about Eden I would imagine. :| :o Woah, steady on there Oldman, I have surfed nearly every day for the past few months, but to say best ever, wow spring must be pretty dire around here. I would of called it average with plenty of swell but dicey winds and no rea...
by SAsurfa
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Spring
Replies: 54
Views: 13516

Re: Spring

Swell is kicking on the Goldy, buoy on the rise and some solid 4-5ft sets out the back of Burleigh and D-Bah it seems.

http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/coastal/monit ... &paramid=1
by SAsurfa
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Spring
Replies: 54
Views: 13516

Re: Spring

Agree Don, looks like all the peak will definitely be overnight, which I absolutely hate!

And yeah Oldman, pretty sweet ay!

Personally I'd like to be the one on the wave though, not the guy on the inside, haha.
by SAsurfa
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Spring
Replies: 54
Views: 13516

Re: Spring

Looks like peak is now early evening across North Coast with some solid 6-8ft surf on the cards.

Bit of a change from the last couple of months of weak windswells you've guys have seen up there.
by SAsurfa
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Spring
Replies: 32
Views: 6084

Re: Spring

Sydney hasn't had it's usual 3 week long "less than 1 ft" spell Surely you can remember that 4 week flat speel from about mid August onwards, I surfed my single fin long board more than I ever remember. And I love NE windswells as well, they provide way more quality and options across the Northern ...
by SAsurfa
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: MHL Buoys broken?
Replies: 15
Views: 5619

Re: MHL Buoys broken?

It's not totally unreasonable as the EAC is currently offshore from the coast and there's a strong gradient from 20deg inshore to 25deg offshore as shown in this diagram.. http://oceancurrent.imos.org.au/Brisbane/2012100610.gif But if the EAC started to encroach on the coast you'd expect a gradual i...
by SAsurfa
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Winter: La Nina refuses to leave the building.
Replies: 100
Views: 25954

Re: Winter: La Nina refuses to leave the building.

Oh, no worries, yes all of next week will be excellent!
by SAsurfa
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Winter: La Nina refuses to leave the building.
Replies: 100
Views: 25954

Re: Winter: La Nina refuses to leave the building.

Donweather wrote:Fiji late next week!!!!
Not late next week, early the following week. LWT intensifying significantly across the Southern Tasman.
by SAsurfa
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Winter: La Nina refuses to leave the building.
Replies: 100
Views: 25954

Re: Winter: La Nina refuses to leave the building.

So nowhere picked up a 3ft wave on the Northern NSW coast with this swell? It was always gonna be a smaller 2ft on the Sunny Coast. The swell arrived later Friday in Manly and pulsed to a solid 3ft on the sets, although very inconsistent. Seeing as the fetch was more favourably aligned for further n...
by SAsurfa
Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Winter: La Nina refuses to leave the building.
Replies: 100
Views: 25954

Re: Winter: La Nina refuses to leave the building.

Yep that low over near the North Island will produce one of the better swells of the last few weeks. Keep Saturday morning free and go searching.
by SAsurfa
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Teahupoo 2012
Replies: 126
Views: 23613

Re: Teahupoo 2012

Flores killed Parko in his heat, very disappointed!!

And I'm also disappointed with the size (Steve wins this one), although I would say it's a solid 6ft. Do these south swells loose a bit of size as they run down from the back of the reef more?
by SAsurfa
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Teahupoo 2012
Replies: 126
Views: 23613

Re: Teahupoo 2012

Sorry Steve but I think it will be well over 6ft.

And I take their 15ft+ faces as a call of 8ft, 3x overhead. I think they use 5ft as head high.

I'm standing by my inconsistent 6-8ft with the odd bigger bomb.

In any case it's a big step up from what they've been surfing already.
by SAsurfa
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Teahupoo 2012
Replies: 126
Views: 23613

Re: Teahupoo 2012

I think Ace's undercooking this last day swell.

I think it'll be easy 6-8ft with the odd bigger bomb at times.

Can't wait!
by SAsurfa
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Teahupoo 2012
Replies: 126
Views: 23613

Re: Teahupoo 2012

Swell for the last day is looking very nice now. Should be some solid sets, and winds look to co-operate as well! Hopefully it all comes together!
by SAsurfa
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Teahupoo 2012
Replies: 126
Views: 23613

Re: Teahupoo 2012

Nothing of note except for some medium sized S/SW swell during the second half of the waiting period with a bigger S/SW swell possibly showing on the last day as the Long Wave Trough amplifies east of New Zealand.

Won't even bother watching the first half of the competition window.
by SAsurfa
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Fiji 2012
Replies: 193
Views: 28973

Re: Fiji 2012

Nappy, I think you'll find there'll still be some solid 10ft to occasionally 12ft sets pushing through early tomorrow morning with plenty of 6-8ft days still available.

Crazy few hours of surfing and one of the biggest, longest most perfect waves I have ever seen!!