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by alakaboo
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wave models
Replies: 31
Views: 767

Re: Wave models

As they should be. 7 day wind forecasts are mostly fantasy.

I love the regional forecasts, they're so inaccurate for the places I surf it's like going back to the early 2000s.
by alakaboo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19006
Views: 1679315

Re: Where did you surf today ?

If only there was some sort of measurement of wave energy you could use as a gauge.
by alakaboo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wave models
Replies: 31
Views: 767

Re: Wave models

As long as you aren't imagining me in the bath, loof.
by alakaboo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wave models
Replies: 31
Views: 767

Re: Wave models

You disregarded gravity, for fcuks sake.
by alakaboo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wave models
Replies: 31
Views: 767

Re: Wave models

Pedantry is the bedrock of science.

If you're fine with just disregarding all the situations where the real world doesn't match the theory, you should've been an economist.
by alakaboo
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wave models
Replies: 31
Views: 767

Re: Wave models

And as I've pointed out before, kJs are very useful and I use them as, unlike swell height, kJs remain the same irrespective of whether a wave is a deep ocean swell, near coastal swell, or a breaking wave Jesus fcuk. Your attachment to kJ doesn't even adhere to the laws of physics now? So all break...
by alakaboo
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Wave models
Replies: 31
Views: 767

Re: Wave models

Wind remote sensing is pretty amazing.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... storm.html
by alakaboo
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4770
Views: 356058

Re: Just general surfing stuff

I think 'the same of viewers as WSL' figure was for the supposedly one-off Facebook Live screening. I'm hopefully tuning in to Space tomorrow morning. Once only, never screened again! Half an hour to go until it starts. But yeah, it was put on Vimeo soon after the Facebook Live screening and it is ...
by alakaboo
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4770
Views: 356058

Re: Just general surfing stuff

So the supposed only screening of jjf’s clip had the same number of viewers as a WSL contest So Jjf doesn’t need the WSL All this really tells ya is that roughly the same people are watching both. Really? They're very different products, appeal to different audiences and are consumed differently. A...
by alakaboo
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19006
Views: 1679315

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Sent you a PM, Wyre.
I recommend sorting out the back problem with a decent diagnosis first. I'm doing exercises I know work for me, based on 20 years of advice from physios.
by alakaboo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4770
Views: 356058

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Up until now, the Messiah's backhand gouges on marinelayer were my favourite but that one big turn of jjf might eclipse any of them. The one at 5:20ish? ***swoons*** Fcuk, the clarity of his lines. Like, from takeoff he's exactly where he needs to be at any point in the wave. It reminds me of Mike ...
by alakaboo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4770
Views: 356058

Re: Just general surfing stuff

What is this, leej?
Got a link yet?
by alakaboo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4770
Views: 356058

Re: Just general surfing stuff

How did the hog get that gig?
by alakaboo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4770
Views: 356058

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Steve why do you care about pro surfing, enough to write about it?
I understand Nick's involvement and interest, it's sort of woven into the fabric of his life, but what got you in?

The question is unrelated to the current contest(s).
by alakaboo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4770
Views: 356058

Re: Just general surfing stuff

The wave pool is just a natural evolutionary step in surfing, if you accept that we are simply monkeys using a stick to get ants out of their nests. It's kinda like 3D movies. There have been three or four iterations of it. Each time it fades away and, in doing so, proves its novelty. The last time...
by alakaboo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4770
Views: 356058

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Looked like fairly safe surfing from the highlights. Seabass and parko were somewhat interesting, the girls' surfing seemed to suit the wave better, maybe due to lower power?
by alakaboo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 4770
Views: 356058

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Is it broken again? How come it is on hold?

The wsl website is fcuking appalling, can't find any information.
by alakaboo
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 19006
Views: 1679315

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Yeah but there’s plenty of (good) surfers around in the 90+ kg range, busting airs even. Can’t see myself loosing any bulk. Quite the opposite as the weights and calorie demands are on the increase. But, why? I'm not against weights, far from it. I've been doing some light stuff this year and resol...