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by Nick Carroll
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4312
Views: 329546

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I’m gonna file it under BTN - better than nothing
by Nick Carroll
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4312
Views: 329546

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I reckon swellnet gets it right more often than other sites. It’s a notch up on coastalwatch, and makes most other sites look a little embarrassing. The east coast of Australia must be particularly difficult to pin down, with the mix of different swell sources and weird refracted south swells. Can’...
by Nick Carroll
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4312
Views: 329546

Re: Just general surfing stuff

tootr wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:24 am
I bet Nick has a few.
I have had a few, only got one at present, a 12’0” PSV

Dave is really good at the “hard” planing curve, I think he got a lot out of Rusty’s early to mid 80s square squash thrusters, they had really subtle curves.
by Nick Carroll
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4312
Views: 329546

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Nup it's UH backed.
by Nick Carroll
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4312
Views: 329546

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Ah yes the spirit cave. So fleeting! So private! Except when you’re in a heat and 1.6k people are watching.

Man someone oughta take JW out and slap him.
by Nick Carroll
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4312
Views: 329546

Re: Just general surfing stuff

It’s pretty obvious. A joule is equal to the energy transferred to an object when a force of one newton acts on that object in the direction of its motion through a distance of one metre (1 newton metre or N⋅m). Or in other words kg * m 2 / s 2 ; where kg is the kilogram, m is the metre, s is the s...
by Nick Carroll
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4312
Views: 329546

Re: Just general surfing stuff

nah it's fine, 2000 calories? most of us would walk that off. it is actually the thing that's been troubling me about all this fcuken Kilojoule talk though. What does it mean? Does it mean how much energy passes a certain point in a certain time? Does it mean the energy contained in some portion of ...
by Nick Carroll
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4312
Views: 329546

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Note how Pat never ever puts a feet or metre or "overhead" or whatever size on it. He only ever talks about rises and falls, trends up and down, swell angles and winds/surface pressure features

Any time you are within cooee of Hawaiian waters you'd be advised to tune into Pat and stay there.
by Nick Carroll
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4312
Views: 329546

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Magic Seaweed's blurb on NSW. Can you spot the error Godsave? "ABOUT NEW SOUTH WALES New South Wales, home to Sydney and Byron Bay is an epicentre of world surfing. South-east facing, the coastline picks up any west swells and some north-easterly during summer, including the occasional cyclone swel...
by Nick Carroll
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 18572
Views: 1627684

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Yeah I am not a fan of those ocean skis, they might be lighter and with lower seats for the “cyclist” paddler but a spec ski is way better for classic short runs.
by Nick Carroll
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 18572
Views: 1627684

Re: Where did you surf today ?

A quick fitness paddle? Nick’s weekend so far: 1. No surfing 2. Sat morning, mini Gold run through with the open squad: Station Beach (Pittwater side Palm Beach) to Newport ski, Newport/Avalon/Newport board, Newport/MV/Newport run. Ski 12k, board 6k, run 6k. Fcuking horrible run. Lot of downwind bum...
by Nick Carroll
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4312
Views: 329546

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Oh btw trev you might see another pulse from the east around Weds, from a similar wind band associated with a cutoff low NE of NZ. It won’t be much because that low is regressing east on a Sacred Mission to destroy the Teahupoo CT, but it’ll be something.
by Nick Carroll
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4312
Views: 329546

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Steve, do you know what data a wave buoy records and how that data is interpreted/processed/manipulated before being released? Serious question. Yes I do. But more importantly I know what are the confounding/contaminating influences on the buoy data. Ha ha in this case I think Magic Seaweed invents...
by Nick Carroll
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4312
Views: 329546

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Next he’ll be leaping to the defence of Pottz.
by Nick Carroll
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4312
Views: 329546

Re: Just general surfing stuff

In the future Magic Seaweed will be featured on the Internet version of Antiques Roadshow “Oooo isn’t it quaint,” sighs Robot Fiona Bruce Robot Expert Guy in Vaguely Down at Heel jacket rubs his robot chin and says, “Well of course it is a long time since anyone used anything like this. But that’s n...
by Nick Carroll
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 18572
Views: 1627684

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I dunno aj, I would say there will be quite a bit of NNE wind swell at points south of Sydney by tomorrow arvo. This may be the fortunate beneficiary of a late W wind change and Sunday morning SWers.
by Nick Carroll
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 18572
Views: 1627684

Re: Where did you surf today ?

It came from a fairly long easterly fetch out near Tahiti which formed last Sunday and blew pretty strong Sunday night and Monday before shifting away SE behind NZ.

Expect the pulse to continue through tomorrow before slowly fading.
by Nick Carroll
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: post your modern day sickness
Replies: 690
Views: 105931

Re: post your modern day sickness

I don't have 'em yet. wait!