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by SAsurfa
Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: what sort wave do u like best????
Replies: 38
Views: 6513

Re: what sort wave do u like best????

Nah, those shots were from a beachie at the end of last month! Like a mini puerto escondido!
by SAsurfa
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: what sort wave do u like best????
Replies: 38
Views: 6513

Re: what sort wave do u like best????

Surfed my dream wave in May. Long right hand reef between 1.5-2x overhead with the good ones doubling up on the ledge, barreling for 50m or so and then turning into a big carving wall before racing away on the inside again. The ones that didn't double up just offered large racey walls for you to do ...
by SAsurfa
Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Summer. How's it lookin?
Replies: 149
Views: 21751

Re: Summer. How's it lookin?

What size would you put on it?
by SAsurfa
Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Cape Sorell Buoy - I don't get it
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

Re: Cape Sorell Buoy - I don't get it

Hatchman, All that size is from the W/NW. A small low produced a fetch of W/NW gales right off the West Coast of Tassie on Firday and this caused the buoy rise in size, but the Surf Coast remained tiny and the Mornington Peninsula picked up 3-4ft waves. You can see the wind observations at Cape Sorr...
by SAsurfa
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Summer. How's it lookin?
Replies: 149
Views: 21751

Re: Summer. How's it lookin?

Here's the chart...

Image

Idiot!
by SAsurfa
Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Summer. How's it lookin?
Replies: 149
Views: 21751

Re: Summer. How's it lookin?

Scroty, that is just raw model output from GFS and it looks as if they have tweaked the Sydney region to represent what the surf heights will more than likely be at the beach. But where is that Sydney point, because if its a general point for open east facing beaches that's fair enough, but say you ...
by SAsurfa
Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Summer. How's it lookin?
Replies: 149
Views: 21751

Re: Summer. How's it lookin?

I think this has been discussed in here before and on Swellnet but basically when you have different swell periods, they "feel" the ocean bottom at different depths and depending on the period, some swells may be 'amplified' towards certain regions due to the bottom topography, while others may be s...
by SAsurfa
Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Summer. How's it lookin?
Replies: 149
Views: 21751

Re: Summer. How's it lookin?

9 times out of ten these swells come in larger than expected, but this one missed.. Here's an article on the event.. http://www.swellnet.com.au/news/1025-the-imperfect-storm-an-analysis The winds looked to have too much west in them, and this image http://manati.orbit.nesdis.noaa.gov/ascat_images/da...
by SAsurfa
Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Summer. How's it lookin?
Replies: 149
Views: 21751

Re: Summer. How's it lookin?

IMO the South Coast will be a little hit and miss due to the swell being created nearly right off its doorstep resulting in a lower period swell and smaller peak in size than Sydney and the Central Coast/Newcastle. Don I think your call of 4ft to maybe 5ft is an undercall. I reckon it will be around...
by SAsurfa
Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Summer. How's it lookin?
Replies: 149
Views: 21751

Re: Summer. How's it lookin?

Dunno about that Don, winds look dicey Wednesday, while Tuesday is likely to see a straight W'ly (W/NW) at some spots before tending SE/NE during the a'noon. And what do you mean True S'ly swell. Tuesday morning will be true S'ly, you can't get S/SW swells in Sydney.. that's buoyweather and magic se...
by SAsurfa
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Summer. How's it lookin?
Replies: 149
Views: 21751

Re: Summer. How's it lookin?

Last night most of the models were showing a significant south swell and this morning confirms that we are going to see a large pulse of south swell during Tuesday.
by SAsurfa
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Summer. How's it lookin?
Replies: 149
Views: 21751

Re: Summer. How's it lookin?

Well all is going to plan now isn't it :shock:
by SAsurfa
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Summer. How's it lookin?
Replies: 149
Views: 21751

Re: Summer. How's it lookin?

EC is showing the same, but ACCESS is different. NOGAPS is similar to EC and GFS.

What we do know is that it's bound to happen as I have a knee op on Monday :(
by SAsurfa
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Article on NE Swells and Cold water in Sydney...
Replies: 7
Views: 1263

Re: Article on NE Swells and Cold water in Sydney...

Waiting for the run off to clear up :o

Fine with me :D
by SAsurfa
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Article on NE Swells and Cold water in Sydney...
Replies: 7
Views: 1263

Re: Article on NE Swells and Cold water in Sydney...

I don't know Alakaboo..

I think as the food chain starts going the bigger sharks will be attracted inshore and there is more chance of an encounter with a surfer and hence attack.

I'm not saying there is a huge link between the two but you have to wonder...
by SAsurfa
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Weather & surf forecasting
Topic: Spring. How's it lookin?
Replies: 94
Views: 14381

Re: Spring. How's it lookin?

Temperature differences is what creates wind Fluffy ;)
by SAsurfa
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 22678
Views: 2956947

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Wow, Ringy, that is small for Johanna!

At least it's a nice drive back to calm you down a bit :P
by SAsurfa
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: fast waves
Replies: 48
Views: 6207

Re: fast waves

Haha, easy head high sets rolling through with some bigger bombs where I was surfing! Not saying where though.

Maroubra isn't especially receptive to NE swells :p