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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:58 am

Yesterday, Magic Seaweed said the surf on Mon at Lennox head was going to be 13 and a half foot.

Today they are saying it will be 9 foot.

Is there a tribunal where these wrongs can be held to account?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:26 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:58 am
Yesterday, Magic Seaweed said the surf on Mon at Lennox head was going to be 13 and a half foot.

Today they are saying it will be 9 foot.

Is there a tribunal where these wrongs can be held to account?
You should have checked Surf Forecast - hovering around 200kJs (mal territory) - but a little pulse on Monday.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:09 pm

Ive got surf forecast open as a tab and after 3-4 weeks of checkjng it daily i still cant discern any relation between their forecasts and reality.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:16 pm

Well, its like this, people mistakenly believe its science, but its not. Its just that when enough people truly believe in that swell it will happen - with our thoughts we create the world!
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:38 pm

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by godsavethequeen » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:44 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:58 am
Yesterday, Magic Seaweed said the surf on Mon at Lennox head was going to be 13 and a half foot.

Today they are saying it will be 9 foot.

Is there a tribunal where these wrongs can be held to account?
Are you quite sure you're using it right? Unlike for round here, magic seaweed doesn't attempt to guess how big the actual waves at Lennox will be, rather it gives a forecast of the swell out on the buoys. So (and here we are again) today Magic seaweed is forecasting 3ft @ 12 secs and the latest reading from the Byron Bay wave buoy is 3.3 ft @ 11.45 secs.

For Monday, they (and I'm guessing the likes of Buoyweather too) are saying that the swell on the buoys will start off at around 8ft @ 9 secs and drop during the day. Genuine question: is this not valuable information? Like, if I know what the swell is forecast to do on our main buoy (which was all Magic seaweed used to attempt to do before presumably updating their actual wave height algorithm a few years ago) then I can work out how big it's gonna be at every spot I surf and then use wind forecasts and tide data to pick where I'll go

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:48 pm

Magic Seaweed. Lol. I reckon those Cornish blokes piss themselves whacking up the reports
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:30 pm

Thud wrote:
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Magic Seaweed. Lol. I reckon those Cornish blokes piss themselves whacking up the reports
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:39 pm

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:09 pm

godsavethequeen wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:44 pm
steve shearer wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:58 am
Yesterday, Magic Seaweed said the surf on Mon at Lennox head was going to be 13 and a half foot.

Today they are saying it will be 9 foot.

Is there a tribunal where these wrongs can be held to account?
Are you quite sure you're using it right? Unlike for round here, magic seaweed doesn't attempt to guess how big the actual waves at Lennox will be, rather it gives a forecast of the swell out on the buoys. So (and here we are again) today Magic seaweed is forecasting 3ft @ 12 secs and the latest reading from the Byron Bay wave buoy is 3.3 ft @ 11.45 secs.

For Monday, they (and I'm guessing the likes of Buoyweather too) are saying that the swell on the buoys will start off at around 8ft @ 9 secs and drop during the day. Genuine question: is this not valuable information? Like, if I know what the swell is forecast to do on our main buoy (which was all Magic seaweed used to attempt to do before presumably updating their actual wave height algorithm a few years ago) then I can work out how big it's gonna be at every spot I surf and then use wind forecasts and tide data to pick where I'll go
It says Lennox Head surf forecast.

Now they are saying it will be 7.5ft on Mon.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:25 pm

And the Ballina surf forecast for mon says 3-5ft.

Do they know Ballina picks up more swell than Lennox?

So, it's gone from 13.5 ft to 9ft to 7.5ft all in 2 days and they think it will be bigger than Ballina.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by godsavethequeen » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:29 pm

Apostrophised plural. Nice

Have a look at the Ballina report. See that blue bar on the left under the heading 'SURF'? That's their estimate of the height of the waves on the beach. Now have a look at the Lennox report. Do you see that blue bar or the heading 'SURF'? No you do not. Just a star rating for the swell. Two different forecasts telling you slightly different things. We'll get there eventually steve, but you're gonna have to do a bit of the heavy lifting yourself

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by godsavethequeen » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:24 pm

And the forecasts adjusting the swell from 13 to 9 to 7.5 feet is just putting a number to
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models have backed it off a bit.
which happens all the time, I'm sure you'll agree

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:37 pm

There are a lot of photos of Lennox on that Magic Seaweed page. Some of them are pretty good.
Like this one by Get Joggly.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:28 pm

Apparently there's a shaper in Lennox who makes a board called the "Pub Crawler". Any ideas?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by black duck » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:46 pm

Thud wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:28 pm
Apparently there's a shaper in Lennox who makes a board called the "Pub Crawler". Any ideas?
Good name for a board
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