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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:31 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:12 pm
foamy wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:58 am
As I understand it, in the Hawaiian scale the conversion factor slides with size.
So, a 6 foot wave may be 10 to 12 feet imperial, but a 20 - 25 feet wave is probably around 25 - 35 imperial.
Of course I don't really care foamy, I never ever just say feet, I always suffix it "faces" or use knee, waist, shoulder, head high and multiples thereof. Even meters is good.

I do find it a bit a absurd though that the good and simple measurement of "feet" has become so corrupted.

On Surf forecast I have the units set to metric so I can get the wind speed in km/h, I don't even look at wave size any more, just kJs and period. This week its over 2000kJ most of the week dropping to a 300kJ grovel by Sunday
I dead set have no idea why anyone wigs out over how people call wave size, like it makes no difference whatsoever to the wave

It is interesting but it’s not corrupted imo cranky, it’s just cultural. Like I never have any trouble understanding what any of my mates are saying when they say “It was 8-10’ yesterday”, I’m pretty sure people in another surf cultural slipstream would think we were talking about something totally different, but so what?

Just have a look at it.

Waves never stay the same size, they change constantly the whole way through their breaking cycle. So you reckon a wave’s 10 foot, well in 30 seconds it’ll be three foot. That’s really why wave size will always be a wobbly one.

Ever measured your surfboard? I bet it isn’t actually what you think it is.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:34 pm

So you reckon a 5'10" squash tail is actually 8' :-D-:

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by black duck » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:41 pm

True dat. I remember John McGroder telling us it would be 2 to 8 ft before we got to a particular spot in the Ments on his boat. We were somewhat confused but he was bang on. Take off was 8ft, kick out at the end was around 2ft.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:46 pm

Shouldn't it have been 8 to 2 foot then :-D-:

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:14 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:31 pm
Ever measured your surfboard? I bet it isn’t actually what you think it is.
Don't start !

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:41 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:46 pm
Shouldn't it have been 8 to 2 foot then :-D-:
Get any waves today?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:43 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:31 pm
I’m pretty sure people in another surf cultural slipstream would think we were talking about something totally different, but so what?

Beg your pardon?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:51 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:12 pm
foamy wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:58 am
As I understand it, in the Hawaiian scale the conversion factor slides with size.
So, a 6 foot wave may be 10 to 12 feet imperial, but a 20 - 25 feet wave is probably around 25 - 35 imperial.
Of course I don't really care foamy, I never ever just say feet, I always suffix it "faces" or use knee, waist, shoulder, head high and multiples thereof. Even meters is good.

I do find it a bit a absurd though that the good and simple measurement of "feet" has become so corrupted.

On Surf forecast I have the units set to metric so I can get the wind speed in km/h, I don't even look at wave size any more, just kJs and period. This week its over 2000kJ most of the week dropping to a 300kJ grovel by Sunday
Holup!

I was willing to let the kJ nonsense slide, but wind speed in km/h is a bridge too far.
Knots or gtfo!

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:04 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:41 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:46 pm
Shouldn't it have been 8 to 2 foot then :-D-:
Get any waves today?
Yes, probably should have taken a different board though.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:19 pm

alakaboo wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:51 pm
Cranked wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:12 pm
foamy wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:58 am
As I understand it, in the Hawaiian scale the conversion factor slides with size.
So, a 6 foot wave may be 10 to 12 feet imperial, but a 20 - 25 feet wave is probably around 25 - 35 imperial.
Of course I don't really care foamy, I never ever just say feet, I always suffix it "faces" or use knee, waist, shoulder, head high and multiples thereof. Even meters is good.

I do find it a bit a absurd though that the good and simple measurement of "feet" has become so corrupted.

On Surf forecast I have the units set to metric so I can get the wind speed in km/h, I don't even look at wave size any more, just kJs and period. This week its over 2000kJ most of the week dropping to a 300kJ grovel by Sunday
Holup!

I was willing to let the kJ nonsense slide, but wind speed in km/h is a bridge too far.
Knots or gtfo!
amen.

why does brother Cranked find this so hard?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:26 pm

Legion wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Nick Carroll wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:31 pm
It is interesting but it’s not corrupted imo cranky, it’s just cultural.
That's the weird thing - in the WA surf culture ranging from grommets to people almost as old as Cranked it's all iggy scale. So it's incongruous that he suddenly decided to adopt an obscure British website's system.

There was a reasonably well known pro at my local yesterday. I wonder what he would have thought if I asked him how many kilojoules he reckoned it was, or how many cubic litres I should be riding?
If there was anywhere in Oz where Hawaiian Wave Scale would be relevant it's WA.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:35 pm

The photos I put up on the previous page are 3-4 foot waves. Anyone that disagrees is a kook. It’s really that simple.
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Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:55 pm
My beef has always and only been with the realistic range available to the average Sydney working stiff
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:05 pm

Agreed,That's where this cracks me up. I agree but your scale is so random that it's meaningless. Maybe you over call wave sizes using your own scale and I undercall them using mine. :-o

It really is just dick swinging bullshit.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:11 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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I hope everyone’s having a bit of fun today, clean conditions and a playful swell combo!
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he got smashed and cut up on the rocks coming in, and had a great time.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:13 pm

Legion wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:12 pm
So it's incongruous that he suddenly decided to adopt an obscure British website's system.
Obscure? Only if you consider 3.6 million hits in the last 6 months to be obscure.

British? It is or was, but in the last 6 months 27% of the above traffic was from the US and only 5% from the UK

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:34 pm

I still don’t understand what double or triple overhead means
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:35 pm

Like, I haven’t measured my head but I think it’s about 1 foot?
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