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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:32 pm

Exactly.

It's a con.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:46 pm

crabmeat thompson wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Cranked wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:12 pm
crabmeat thompson wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:30 pm
does anyone else feel like firing up a flamethrower and going on a merciless killing spree every time cranked measures his waves in kilojoules?
But crabmeat, it gives you a much better idea of the power of the bigger swells where the swell height difference may jump just 20% but the equivalent kJ difference is 400%.
Are you familiar with swell interval at all?
FFS Braithy, that is precisely why kJs are useful, it is derived from both the swell height and swell interval.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:00 pm

Kunji wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:27 pm
How does one calculate a swell in kilojoules?
Here's a formula and calculator for you Kunji
http://the-mostly.ru/misc/wave_energy_c ... nline.html
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Kunji » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:06 pm

Nah no good. This method is bullshit. DOA
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:08 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:46 pm
crabmeat thompson wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Cranked wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:12 pm
crabmeat thompson wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:30 pm
does anyone else feel like firing up a flamethrower and going on a merciless killing spree every time cranked measures his waves in kilojoules?
But crabmeat, it gives you a much better idea of the power of the bigger swells where the swell height difference may jump just 20% but the equivalent kJ difference is 400%.
Are you familiar with swell interval at all?
FFS Braithy, that is precisely why kJs are useful, it is derived from both the swell height and swell interval.
Hmmm. Cant we just use swell height and interval then?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:17 pm

Kunji wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Nah no good. This method is bullshit. DOA
What precisely is wrong with it?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:17 pm

I’m not going near this one, there can be no winners here

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:25 pm

crabmeat thompson wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:08 pm
Cranked wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:46 pm
crabmeat thompson wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Cranked wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:12 pm
crabmeat thompson wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:30 pm
does anyone else feel like firing up a flamethrower and going on a merciless killing spree every time cranked measures his waves in kilojoules?
But crabmeat, it gives you a much better idea of the power of the bigger swells where the swell height difference may jump just 20% but the equivalent kJ difference is 400%.
Are you familiar with swell interval at all?
FFS Braithy, that is precisely why kJs are useful, it is derived from both the swell height and swell interval.
Hmmm. Cant we just use swell height and interval then?
The relationship between them is complex as per the formula in the calculator, you would not predict the power of the bigger swells where the swell height difference may jump just 20% but the equivalent kJ difference is 400%
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:30 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:17 pm
Kunji wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Nah no good. This method is bullshit. DOA
What precisely is wrong with it?
It’s not the Iggy method of wave height estimation. That’s what wrong with it.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:34 pm

Kilojoule swells. McCoy tuflites. Jesus man. ToTY is months away. Save your game.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by the prawn » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:44 pm

When it comes to wave height around here, imprecisely wrong is acceptable.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:05 pm

I like Crankys high tech wave power method.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:22 pm

It's an equation for open ocean and so totally useless.

Didn't you read your own link Cranked?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:50 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:22 pm
It's an equation for open ocean and so totally useless.

Didn't you read your own link Cranked?
No I didn't, no real need, if you don't like it use a different one. It was purely an example.

Nevertheless, the energy of the swell in the open ocean will be largely preserved so I don't see a problem with using that anyway.

I'm not privy to how exactly the guys at Surf Forecast calculate it. Are you saying that it can't be calculated to a reasonable level of accuracy?

In any case, I and many, many other people I talk with, have found the Surf Forecast kJ predictions very useful, so much so that I don't even look at wave heights any more
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:16 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:17 pm
I’m not going near this one, there can be no winners here
You yellow bastard! Get in here and contribute.

For example, you could tell us how many kilojoules were in your most very recent waves.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:32 pm

Where is the solidarity within the elite? I think the system is particularly relevant to places like Indo.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by black duck » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:57 pm

Getting back to reality. Out the front. God what a waste. Lovely swell, beautiful buttery conditions and no fcuking banks. About 1 wave every 3rd or 4th set would have enough corner to stay open for a bit. Wave after beautiful wave just closing out. Crunch. Such a fcuking waste. Banks every where around here are pretty fcuking dire right now.

I'd love to create 40 or 50 Lennox points up and down the coast, rights AND lefts, as well as a few slabby reef breaks and some better beach bathymetry for a bunch of breaks, just a series of good waves that respond to different swell directions, supplementing and improving existing rocky points to provide some justice for all these swells that just shit themselves on crud beach sandbanks. Spread the crowd, keep everyone way happier, it would be excellence. Imagine having 50 or more Lennox point rights and lefts with an easy rock off up and down the coast. This could be my life's work, kind of shits on making buildings.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:59 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:34 pm
Kilojoule swells. McCoy tuflites. Jesus man. ToTY is months away. Save your game.
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