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biggest wave since 1998 heading for vic

Post by Squidlips » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:50 pm

this weekend big 'freaky' waves will hit vicco.

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http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/oh-bu ... 15fil.html

Oh, buoy: Monster 18m wave off Tasmania Thomas Hunter
September 17, 2010 - 2:22PM

Victorian beaches can expect "fairly large swells" over the weekend, but nothing will match the monsters that reared off Tasmania's coast yesterday.

The Apple Isle is now the home of Australia's biggest recorded wave - 18.4 metres high - after wild weather lashed the state yesterday.

The freakishly big wave was recorded yesterday morning by a wave-rider buoy device off Cape Sorell on Tasmania's west coast.

It was the largest wave that the Bureau of Meteorology has recorded with the device since its installation in 1998.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Richard Carlyon said there would be some "pretty large waves" off the west coast of Victoria this weekend,

"At the moment in western Bass Strait we're forecasting wave heights of seven metres ... But waves of that height won't be seen along the Surf Coast.

"Tasmania and King Island get in way of waves reaching the surf coast. The magnitudes are somewhat reduced."

Dr Carlyon said the largest waves to strike the Victorian coastline on the weekend would be west of Cape Otway to the South Australian border.

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Re: biggest wave since 1998 heading for vic

Post by Grooter » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:40 pm

Cape Sorell buoy has calmed down a bit now. Only averaging around 6 metres :)
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Re: biggest wave since 1998 heading for vic

Post by crabmeat thompson » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:49 pm

What's the wind gonna be like for Vicco? Kind?
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Re: biggest wave since 1998 heading for vic

Post by Grooter » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:42 pm

Braithy wrote:What's the wind gonna be like for Vicco? Kind?
Saturday will be kinder than Sunday as it'll be W/SW as opposed to SW which pretty much kills the fun everywhere.

Winds will be strong on Saturday so a sheltered location is probably the best bet. Not really a problem with that as there is more than enough meat in the swell to serve up a wave pretty much in most places
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Re: biggest wave since 1998 heading for vic

Post by Squidlips » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:45 pm

20 knot cross shores, :)

looks like il be on the sailboard again - Torqs

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