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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:14 pm

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Over 30 years of surfing and have never yet once had to think about not rely upon “kilojoules” to figure out what’s going with conditions. Pretty sure that’s the same for about 99.9999% of the global surfing community. There’s only one forecasting site using the measurement. Try find another. There isn’t. That in itself tells you all you need to know. It’s to be giggled and guffawed at mercilessly.
I just don’t get why anyone gives a shit what Cranked uses. I think it’s really just a case of internet trolls trying pass themselves off as old guard self appointed surfing experts to massage their egos.
Surfing for over 30years? I’ve been surfing for 55 years and only ever used the little black and white map of Aust.in the newspaper for most of it, until recently. So what?
This continued obsession with Cranked and pictures of him and his wife in Bali, his choice of surfboard construction and now this, is going to get someone a TOTY.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:17 pm

You might be right MM, but the other side of the coin is Cranked putting it out there, copping a bit of flak and then defending himself to the death over it.

It's up to him of course, but if you put shitt up on a surfing forum and you can't cop a bit of ribbing over it, maybe it ain't such a good idea.

He seems to cope OK with it though, gives at least as good as he gets....no harm no foul?

He also posts plenty of stuff, maybe the majority, that gets nothing but hoots and shakas.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:26 pm

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Well according to that cranked website Bondi is currently breaking at 33kj
Looked good for a swim. Only the desperates would paddle out today.
Last Monday was Fcuking great though. It was so consistent for a while I let about five excellent waves go with no takers to wait for the extra perfect one. That's after just paddling back out and hitting the next set for another wave about five times in a row. Stoked. Similar for about four days last week as well.......and that's after three days of maxing long walls at Crescent the week before. Equalled my previous biggest, longest ride ever there about five times. :-D-:

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:54 pm

marauding mullet wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:14 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:50 am
Over 30 years of surfing and have never yet once had to think about not rely upon “kilojoules” to figure out what’s going with conditions. Pretty sure that’s the same for about 99.9999% of the global surfing community. There’s only one forecasting site using the measurement. Try find another. There isn’t. That in itself tells you all you need to know. It’s to be giggled and guffawed at mercilessly.
I just don’t get why anyone gives a shit what Cranked uses. I think it’s really just a case of internet trolls trying pass themselves off as old guard self appointed surfing experts to massage their egos.
Surfing for over 30years? I’ve been surfing for 55 years and only ever used the little black and white map of Aust.in the newspaper for most of it, until recently. So what?
This continued obsession with Cranked and pictures of him and his wife in Bali, his choice of surfboard construction and now this, is going to get someone a TOTY.
I don’t care what cranked uses. If it’s working for him, so be it. What pictures? And tuflites are rubbish. And if they’re working for him, so be that.

I have zero concern for cranked. I’m saying the kJ measurement is superfluous. irrespective of whether or not there’s any science to it. Swell height-direction-period-fetch should be enough to go off to gauge size/power. If not, then surely by now, kJ would be mainstream. Or at the very least be used somewhere else as well, not just forecast-surf dot com or whatever it is
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:52 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:17 pm
You might be right MM, but the other side of the coin is Cranked putting it out there, copping a bit of flak and then defending himself to the death over it.

It's up to him of course, but if you put shitt up on a surfing forum and you can't cop a bit of ribbing over it, maybe it ain't such a good idea.

He seems to cope OK with it though, gives at least as good as he gets....no harm no foul?

He also posts plenty of stuff, maybe the majority, that gets nothing but hoots and shakas.
There is no “other side of the coin” with Cranked, he’s a good honest contributor on here.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:04 pm

So what do you want? Special treatment for him?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:14 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:54 pm
marauding mullet wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:14 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:50 am
Over 30 years of surfing and have never yet once had to think about not rely upon “kilojoules” to figure out what’s going with conditions. Pretty sure that’s the same for about 99.9999% of the global surfing community. There’s only one forecasting site using the measurement. Try find another. There isn’t. That in itself tells you all you need to know. It’s to be giggled and guffawed at mercilessly.
I just don’t get why anyone gives a shit what Cranked uses. I think it’s really just a case of internet trolls trying pass themselves off as old guard self appointed surfing experts to massage their egos.
Surfing for over 30years? I’ve been surfing for 55 years and only ever used the little black and white map of Aust.in the newspaper for most of it, until recently. So what?
This continued obsession with Cranked and pictures of him and his wife in Bali, his choice of surfboard construction and now this, is going to get someone a TOTY.
I don’t care what cranked uses. If it’s working for him, so be it. What pictures? And tuflites are rubbish. And if they’re working for him, so be that.

I have zero concern for cranked. I’m saying the kJ measurement is superfluous. irrespective of whether or not there’s any science to it. Swell height-direction-period-fetch should be enough to go off to gauge size/power. If not, then surely by now, kJ would be mainstream. Or at the very least be used somewhere else as well, not just forecast-surf dot com or whatever it is
Never mind the pics, just another nasty moment on here with someone left trying to defend something that needed no defence, best left in the pages of history. Not directed at you Hatch, but history seems to just keep repeating itself here, hence the mention of it.
Happy to debate the surf forecast site and Kilojoules tho.
I actually stumbled on the site when I was getting ready to go to Sumatra with my son a few years ago, it had some good info on the area in Sth. Sumatra I was going, seasonal average wind strength, directions, swell direction and size, all in percentages.
I spent some time on there exploring different aspects provided, there’s a lot of stuff that’s unique to the site, some useful, some probably more superfluous than useful, but I found the site generally useful at the time and to be honest haven’t really used it much since because the places I surf have better more up to the minute info on other sites.
I did notice the Kilojoules scale and out of curiosity took note of it daily while I was in Sumatra and found it interesting but, like board volume, just another spec. that wasn’t top of the list of things to consider.
The thing is, I don’t think anyone should dismiss it out of hand. Is it really that inconceivable that it might one day become common place?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:14 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:04 pm
So what do you want? Special treatment for him?
Nah, he already gets that from you.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:20 pm

It’d be good to get some weigh in from Ben matson, Craig brokensha, et al.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:38 pm

marauding mullet wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:14 pm
steve shearer wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:04 pm
So what do you want? Special treatment for him?
Nah, he already gets that from you.
I think he's dished out more than he's copped there.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:43 pm

marauding mullet wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:14 pm

The thing is, I don’t think anyone should dismiss it out of hand. Is it really that inconceivable that it might one day become common place?
fair suck of the old sav, mate. if it's not the most single handedly retarded surf measurement in use right fucking now, my name's not pedro.


in fact, if it ever becomes common place, i will butterfly fillet my own penis, turn it inside out and call myself Susan.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:48 pm

crabmeat thompson wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:43 pm
marauding mullet wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:14 pm

The thing is, I don’t think anyone should dismiss it out of hand. Is it really that inconceivable that it might one day become common place?
fair suck of the old sav, mate. if it's not the most single handedly retarded surf measurement in use right fucking now, my name's not pedro.


in fact, if it ever becomes common place, i will butterfly fillet my own penis, turn it inside out and call myself Susan.
MM is really tarding hard today.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:02 pm

I think the idea of special treatment for me is a very good idea though.

Guys there was 2 million hits on Surf Forecast over the last 6 months. Most for about a minute, obviously they were just checking the kJs for their local. I think the kJ cat is already out of the bag.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:08 pm

I find it immediately understandable whereas swell period, etc, blah, blah has never really registered. Great if it does for someone though. Realistically it doesn't make as much sense in sheltered coastlines with variable sand banks as in a place like Indo or the Pacific Island with large uninterrupted swell arriving on shallow reefs.

Love the cranky vs Steve tard offs though.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:13 pm

“obviously they were just checking the kJs for their local”

Cmon for Christ Sakes. How on earth do you know that. You could check all other variables within 60 secs also.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by saltman » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:31 pm

Wow 10 pages of Kilojoule tardfest ! And no sign of the dribble ceasing
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:40 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:13 pm
“obviously they were just checking the kJs for their local”

Cmon for Christ Sakes. How on earth do you know that. You could check all other variables within 60 secs also.
It was purely to tongue in cheek to annoy the kJ haters Hatchy.

But then again you never know, I just checked Surfline and Magic Seaweed, their average visit time and number of pages per visit were double that of Surf Forecast, so maybe there is something to it as most hits would be purely to ascertain surf conditions then get out.

Also the category ranking for both has dropped recently, Surf Forecast was unchanged
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:41 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
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It’d be good to get some weigh in from Ben matson, Craig brokensha, et al.
Yes!!
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