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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:28 am

Drailed wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:18 am
Cranked you can’t be serious with the kilojoules thing... surely
Off course I'm serious. That one measure, kJs, tells me all I need to know about the waves I'll encounter at various breaks around here. It succinctly summarises the complex relationship between swell period and height, the rest is local knowledge.

I really do not look at the forecast wave height. If you asked me the wave size here for today I don't know it despite checking the forecast last night and this morning.

But I do know the kJs and I would work that back to feet in my mind. Then I would have a number of choices as to answering, should it be in real feet or surf feet or metres or body parts. Fcuk that crap. I'd probably just answer a lot, lot bigger than yesterday
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:29 am

Thud wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:49 am
67 lites v 75 litres. Does it matter? Maybe it does.
Well, as I was pointing out, if a 7'6" surfboard has the same volume as a 9' surfboard it's going to be plenty fat. Some boards, even mals, are deceptively fat or thin.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:51 am

Cranked wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:28 am


If you asked me the wave size here for today I don't know it despite checking the forecast last night and this morning.

But I do know the kJs and I would work that back to feet in my mind.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:59 am

You're not going to win this one, Steve.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:24 am

Beanpole wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:29 am
Thud wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:49 am
67 lites v 75 litres. Does it matter? Maybe it does.
Well, as I was pointing out, if a 7'6" surfboard has the same volume as a 9' surfboard it's going to be plenty fat. Some boards, even mals, are deceptively fat or thin.
Well, as I was saying (flicks hair and crosses arms).

As the boards get larger the other design attributes (Rail type etc) take priority and volume sits low in the pecking order.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:42 am

I know its 3,500 rising to 8,000kJ today. Just looked it up to get that in feet, its 8' rising to 10'.

8'-10' doesn't really give me a good idea of what I'm in for. But I know surviving a 15 wave set at 4000kJ will be pretty chancy for me, 8000 I don't even want to think about. If my leash breaks the odds are much worse. No-one can help, you're on your own. There's no such finessing with just 8' - 10', watching may not help, at 23s there could be an hour beween sets.

I'll be going out soon before the tide gets too high. I'll just be watching after 12pm.

Overnight and tomorrow morning is, supposedly, 15,000kJ/15'
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » 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.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:16 am

I think cranky is smarter than you are, Hatchie....just saying.
Heres a useful guide.
http://mauisurfing.com/wave-size.php

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:29 am

I don’t care less about cranked. I am talking about the topic. It’s a ludicrous equation.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:30 am

It makes perfect sense.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:34 am

Will you now use it? Do you think it will help? How on earth have you managed without it until now?

Oh wait...
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:46 am

http://mauisurfing.com/wave-size.php

Always use this one.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:12 pm

Well according to that cranked website Bondi is currently breaking at 33kj
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:14 pm

This suggests it’s not worth going for a surf
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:34 pm

Unless your beanpole
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:50 pm

^ *you're

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:52 pm

I did it on porpoise. To add to the affect
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:59 pm

Unless you are Beanpole.


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