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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:11 am

I'm just not sure on the 10 foot call as of right now.

the wind direction and fetch orientation is close to perfect, track to die for but the wind speeds just look a little light on a day out.
We'll see.

Still, these late season south swell blasts are a gift from God. Not only are they firing up the Points but they are hitting refresh on the rockfishing with every swell generating massive increases in inshore available biomass.
My average session time to bag a metre jewfish has been somewhere between 5 and 15 minutes.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by foamy » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:20 am

OK. Just thinking about that for my own mild interest. 10 foot= Average 3 times overhead. Average surfer in standard crouch is about 5 foot tall. Therefore, 10 foot=about 15 to 16 foot face height.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:35 pm

That pic I posted of wedding cake was 10 foot. The sets were 12
Foot.

Triple overhead plus would be would be what I and practically every surfer I know would class as ten foot.

Recent surf I had at boomerang, the take offs (only) were easily triple overhead and bigger, with the inside bowl was running at least double overhead - so overall it'd be a solid 8 foot.

There seems to be a lot of bickering about wave heights on this forum. And the common scale really doesn't make any sense. But I'm still yet to meet a single person that doesn't use it, or has any issues with it.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:14 pm

a little sneaky swell today. 3ft and bigger at times. perfect bank on a beachie, and all to myself. literally no one around.

old emery has made me some kind of board. I'm going to properly mourn at some stage when she's no more.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Trev » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:29 pm

I was out here for about 30 minutes before it occurred to me I could be surfing with er and not know it.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:27 pm

Minus 2 ft obviously Trev.
I find the big part of the....how big is the surf scale? Discussion the oddest. I don't think Ive ever seen a wave in Australia that I'd call bigger than 15 ft......maybe 18ft as in wave face size. That presumably would be 6-8ft on the Iggy scale.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:39 pm

The June 6 2016 swell was fkn monstrous. Did you not witness it? And wedding cake is only about five minutes from where you live and have done for decades as I understand it. You've never seen it get huge out there?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:58 pm

Who the fuschia goes to Coogee voluntarily?
Erase.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:05 pm

On the rare occasion I drive north of maroubra on the eastern beachies it's to go check out wedding cake. keen to have a dig at it some day, just not went it's blustering with winds and breaking all over the place
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by swvic » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:07 am

Beanpole wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:27 pm
Minus 2 ft obviously Trev.
I find the big part of the....how big is the surf scale? Discussion the oddest. I don't think Ive ever seen a wave in Australia that I'd call bigger than 15 ft......maybe 18ft as in wave face size. That presumably would be 6-8ft on the Iggy scale.
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Every surfer I know uses the Iggy scale. Pretty much called at peak wave size - which is usually at takeoff
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by brendo » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:29 am

The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:58 pm
Who the fuschia goes to Coogee voluntarily?
English backpackers.....

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:28 am

Beanpole wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:27 pm
Minus 2 ft obviously Trev.
I find the big part of the....how big is the surf scale? Discussion the oddest. I don't think Ive ever seen a wave in Australia that I'd call bigger than 15 ft......maybe 18ft as in wave face size. That presumably would be 6-8ft on the Iggy scale.
well beans you do realise that just because you haven't seen something doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:51 am

just like God.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Davros » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:40 am

If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it....

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:43 am

Well no Davros in this case it's more like if some crazy swell bombs somewhere in Oz but beanpole didn't see it, did it really occur

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Davros » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:45 am

Lol. Sure. Speaking of I'm looking at a blown out DY just now

Asked you and others a question about the Stab guys in the general surf section. Find it almost bizarre who Beachgrit attacks Stab. I've read about the former owner who works for Surfstich complain about it but he doesn't give a reason.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Over55yrs » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:05 pm

Nick, Is this you on your lonesome out at Newport Reef ?

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weath ... y7rh9.html

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:50 pm

Well, was it 10 feet in Sydney today?
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