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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:42 pm

Cranked, you’re an OCD completist with plenty of time on his hands - for a week, take a morning, noon and night picture of your favoured spot and post it together with the Kj rating and any other supporting evidence you feel necessary. That will surely sway the naysayers to your side of the argument

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by marauding mullet » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:45 pm

crabmeat thompson wrote:
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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.
It will come to be before anyone ever pencils metric dims on a surfboard blank.
Butterflying the penis is already a thing Braithy, I’ll get to work researching a reputable backyard proponent for you in anticipation.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:52 pm

Well I just went and had a look and the Bondi kJ reading looks spot on!
It’s kjs all the way for me now
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:53 pm

saltman wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:31 pm
Wow 10 pages of Kilojoule tardfest ! And no sign of the dribble ceasing
This is fanspastic
I think I'm about done now salty, besides I'm rested now and its time to head back to the surf. Its nowhere near the forecast size, I think its because the 16s swell has dropped off as predicted, but the 22s swell has not arrived. Still good waves though.

A few guys from Margaret River were in the water, just arrived from surfing 15' (30' faces) in WA to surf that same swell here.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:02 pm

godsavethequeen wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:42 pm
Cranked, you’re an OCD completist with plenty of time on his hands - for a week, take a morning, noon and night picture of your favoured spot and post it together with the Kj rating and any other supporting evidence you feel necessary. That will surely sway the naysayers to your side of the argument
Not much point godsave, the most pressing issue is that the swell forecasts, whether in kJs or feet, are wrong way to often.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by swvic » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:06 pm

Mostly, I just go to the beach. Usually take a couple of boards. Only ever seem to get it badly wrong if I take one

I have just 3 boards now - 5'9", 6'2" & 7'0". I want more, but it's getting sort of pointless as I'm not sure I even need the the semi-gun these days

Anyway, it's the 6'2" with either the little one or the big one
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by ajohnsen » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:49 pm

All I know is that Cranked surfs bigger waves than me and is older than me. Hats off.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:50 pm

Cranked wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:02 pm
godsavethequeen wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:42 pm
Cranked, you’re an OCD completist with plenty of time on his hands - for a week, take a morning, noon and night picture of your favoured spot and post it together with the Kj rating and any other supporting evidence you feel necessary. That will surely sway the naysayers to your side of the argument
Not much point godsave, the most pressing issue is that the swell forecasts, whether in kJs or feet, are wrong way to often.
Thats the bigger structural problem of using the raw GFS data for your forecast algorithm.

It works better in Indonesia than anywhere, and even there it is often overcooked.

On the East coast of Aus, it leads to risible outcomes, which is why Magic Seaweed /surf forecast etc etc have never caught on here.

Doesn't really matter what you are measuring. Garbage in = garbage out.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:03 pm

Its not garbage, Steve. Objectively not garbage.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:55 pm

One year when I was in the Maldives magic seaweed said it was 0.5 foot and we had obesity amounts of kilojoules
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:29 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Its not garbage, Steve. Objectively not garbage.
Follow Magic Seaweed/Surf Forecast for a 6 week period and map against reality.

I have.

I was also employed for 5 years as a professional forecaster.

Raw GFS data is garbage when used as the input for surf algorithms for the east coast of Aus.
It's better but far from perfect when applied to the Indian Ocean fetches.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:47 pm

Euro, UK and Canadian models are all objectively better than GFS.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:03 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Its not garbage, Steve. Objectively not garbage.
Follow Magic Seaweed/Surf Forecast for a 6 week period and map against reality.

I have.

You will of course be posting the results of this 6-week mapping so we can evaluate them independently.....

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:09 pm

I was actually refering to the kilojoules input rather than the general surf forecasts. I wrote recently about looking at the synoptic charts after seeing the weather on the abc and deciding to bolt up the coast. The actual description on magic seaweed matched the conditions accurately but their rating system based on reading the information was way off.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:10 pm

The tardiest part of this is that this conversation is still going.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by saltman » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:16 pm

swvic wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Mostly, I just go to the beach. Usually take a couple of boards. Only ever seem to get it badly wrong if I take one

I have just 3 boards now - 5'9", 6'2" & 7'0". I want more, but it's getting sort of pointless as I'm not sure I even need the the semi-gun these days

Anyway, it's the 6'2" with either the little one or the big one
That’s the solid uncluttered approach I admire
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by swvic » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:23 pm

Yeah, fun as it is, it's just surfing. Not that complicated
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by saltman » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:38 pm

Cranked wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:53 pm
saltman wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:31 pm
Wow 10 pages of Kilojoule tardfest ! And no sign of the dribble ceasing
This is fanspastic
I think I'm about done now salty, besides I'm rested now and its time to head back to the surf. Its nowhere near the forecast size, I think its because the 16s swell has dropped off as predicted, but the 22s swell has not arrived. Still good waves though.

A few guys from Margaret River were in the water, just arrived from surfing 15' (30' faces) in WA to surf that same swell here.
Hey are you around from 4th August?
I will be up your way again
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Loof is just projecting again, he's been eating his own semen since the age of 10.

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