Hatchnam wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:54 pm
marauding mullet wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:14 pm
Hatchnam wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:50 am
Over 30 years of surfing and have never yet once had to think about not rely upon “kilojoules” to figure out what’s going with conditions. Pretty sure that’s the same for about 99.9999% of the global surfing community. There’s only one forecasting site using the measurement. Try find another. There isn’t. That in itself tells you all you need to know. It’s to be giggled and guffawed at mercilessly.
I just don’t get why anyone gives a shit what Cranked uses. I think it’s really just a case of internet trolls trying pass themselves off as old guard self appointed surfing experts to massage their egos.
Surfing for over 30years? I’ve been surfing for 55 years and only ever used the little black and white map of Aust.in the newspaper for most of it, until recently. So what?
This continued obsession with Cranked and pictures of him and his wife in Bali, his choice of surfboard construction and now this, is going to get someone a TOTY.
I don’t care what cranked uses. If it’s working for him, so be it. What pictures? And tuflites are rubbish. And if they’re working for him, so be that.
I have zero concern for cranked. I’m saying the kJ measurement is superfluous. irrespective of whether or not there’s any science to it. Swell height-direction-period-fetch should be enough to go off to gauge size/power. If not, then surely by now, kJ would be mainstream. Or at the very least be used somewhere else as well, not just forecast-surf dot com or whatever it is
Never mind the pics, just another nasty moment on here with someone left trying to defend something that needed no defence, best left in the pages of history. Not directed at you Hatch, but history seems to just keep repeating itself here, hence the mention of it.
Happy to debate the surf forecast site and Kilojoules tho.
I actually stumbled on the site when I was getting ready to go to Sumatra with my son a few years ago, it had some good info on the area in Sth. Sumatra I was going, seasonal average wind strength, directions, swell direction and size, all in percentages.
I spent some time on there exploring different aspects provided, there’s a lot of stuff that’s unique to the site, some useful, some probably more superfluous than useful, but I found the site generally useful at the time and to be honest haven’t really used it much since because the places I surf have better more up to the minute info on other sites.
I did notice the Kilojoules scale and out of curiosity took note of it daily while I was in Sumatra and found it interesting but, like board volume, just another spec. that wasn’t top of the list of things to consider.
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?