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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:
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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:
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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 ajohnsen » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:20 pm

Duck, what was going on at the island?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by black duck » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:36 pm

ajohnsen wrote:
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Duck, what was going on at the island?
island was shit aj, with 30 guys on it. Just mush burgers. It's a fickle wave, as you know and this swell isn't doing anything out there, even though it has kind of the right direction. Tomorrow is another day though and i'm hanging at casa del southern duck to see what it brings.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:32 pm

Cranked wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:50 pm

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
is that like all the Aussies who aren't on the Bukit?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by jimmy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:22 pm

Oh Zing!

I’ve got a fair level of respect for you for doing what you do at the age of 67. However I question the kilojoule system. Everyone knows that a longer period swell equals more joules. We just don’t need to talk like that.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Legion » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:31 pm

I feel like he's just being petulesque.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:47 am

steve shearer wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:32 pm
Cranked wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:50 pm

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
is that like all the Aussies who aren't on the Bukit?
They are still not here you clown. They have moved on to the many other locations in Indonesia. The huge new surfing populations from europe and south america - that probably out number australians 20 to 1 - are still finding their way in Indonesia and currently gravitate to the better known and more readily accessible waves on the bukit en masse.

As for kJs, I talk to many of the local chargers for christ's sake, they and I, check the surf at Ulus most mornings at first light and regularly during the day. When I did not have any memory of the kJs of the Muzza swell three years ago when checking the surf this morning, it was one of them that instantly said it was 5000 kJs. A lot of them use it.

kJs is a finer grained and a much more simple and comprehensible estimate of waves than the mental juggling needed when trying to combine wave height and period into a simple meaningful measurement.

There's more people here telling me I should pay attention to kJs than the other way around.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:57 am

so there's a whole secret society running around talking about waves in kilojoules? is there like a leader of this cult? a grand poobah, if you will?


because i'd like to club him to death with a car steering lock and end this nonsense right now.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:59 am

Shall I get someone to email rob so he can justify his kilojoules in the public space?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:19 am

rob who?

do it.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Trev » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:20 am

Surf is a bit smaller today at my local.
I guess it's been on the treadmill, or a diet.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:22 am

He’s a proper geographer/oceanographer so I’m sure it has a rock solid theoretical foundation

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:32 am

godsavethequeen wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:22 am
He’s a proper geographer/oceanographer so I’m sure it has a rock solid theoretical foundation
what's his last name? I was talking with a guy from the UK about a feature for surfing life ... bathymetry expert. can't for the life of me remember his name.


dumbing down swell height, direction and interval and rebranding it as kilojoules, is the most retarded thing i've ever heard.
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