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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by channels » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:48 pm

foamy wrote:
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I think the point is Nick suspects we civilians possibly don’t fully conceive just how epic Peter Mel’s paddle-in ride was. I think that’s right.
In The big June swells in NSW, I got cleaned up by something in the 6-8 foot range. I thought I was going to drown. Mel’s wave was 4-5 times bigger, the confidence to be out there, ability to execute so calmly. It was incredible, and I’m really comfortable about never experiencing something even a 1/3 that size.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:24 pm

Honestly, this is why I like Kilojoules. Double overhead is about 3,000 kJs and the biggest swell I've been out in was 4,000 kJ and I was caught inside by a set and was thinking I may not survive.

So when I was watching the 17,000 kJ swell in Bali a few years ago I knew it was probably unsurvivable for me, and the couple of guys towing in were really putting their lives on the line.

So saying one swell was 10' and another 20' just does not convey the sheer power of that 20' swell, it has ten times the power and it's going to eat you alive.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:33 pm

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Beany was included in etc. I enjoy yours too, jimmy
Take that, Jimbo......Im included in etc.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:40 pm

Onya Beans.

From what I’ve heard and read. Mavericks is a particular heavy wave. I assume due to the swells it gets and I assume the bathymetry?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:56 am

Yep:
https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/news/press ... items.html

Sean Collins did a great piece for Surfline. Here's an updated article, which includes the link to the original one:
https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/mech ... reak/46358

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:45 am

Calm down Foamy, no one is immune from getting their pants pulled down and their bums smacked on here from time to time, not even Nick. I am sure he can take a bit of discipline.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by BA » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:15 am

Nick’s just pissed off that his area is open again to the scum from the rest of Sydney.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:27 am

Mavericks sure is one of those spots where the surfers seem to more stoked than the general surfing public.

I’d rather watch Dorian at Jaws
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….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:29 am

channels wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:48 pm
foamy wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:12 pm
I think the point is Nick suspects we civilians possibly don’t fully conceive just how epic Peter Mel’s paddle-in ride was. I think that’s right.
In The big June swells in NSW, I got cleaned up by something in the 6-8 foot range. I thought I was going to drown. Mel’s wave was 4-5 times bigger, the confidence to be out there, ability to execute so calmly. It was incredible, and I’m really comfortable about never experiencing something even a 1/3 that size.
Probably best you don’t compare.
marauding mullet wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:43 am

alakaboo wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:56 am
Yep:
https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/news/press ... items.html

Sean Collins did a great piece for Surfline. Here's an updated article, which includes the link to the original one:
https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/mech ... reak/46358
Sean details the exact best conditions for Mavericks, namely:

Best Tide: Low to mid, ideally incoming
Best Swell Direction: West to west-northwest (270-295°).
Best Swell Period: Longer period, over 16 seconds.
Best Wind: Calm or very light.
Best Size: Over 20-foot faces.


What I would like to know is does Sean (or someone) program these conditions into their surf forecast software?

If so, for this and other breaks, then I would be forking out my hard earned cash for a subscription pronto.

I doubt that it is though, it's just too much work, but I'd gladly do the coding donkey-work for it.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:56 am

The wave cam driven software may deduce it though and save all the work. I'd be progamming it up though as well to check if the cam driven software came up with the same forecast.

If it does the cam concept is proven. I'd throw in a few more hand coded spots to get a reasonable sample size for proof of concept though.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:18 am

Cranked wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:56 am
The wave cam driven software may deduce it though and save all the work. I'd be progamming it up though as well to check if the cam driven software came up with the same forecast.

If it does the cam concept is proven. I'd throw in a few more hand coded spots to get a reasonable sample size for proof of concept though.
Why don't we do our own forecasting service? We can link it here to Realsurf and fund it two ways: Pozible, and Carroll Vineyards Venture Capital LLC.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by channels » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:33 am

Thud wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:29 am
channels wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:48 pm
foamy wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:12 pm
I think the point is Nick suspects we civilians possibly don’t fully conceive just how epic Peter Mel’s paddle-in ride was. I think that’s right.
In The big June swells in NSW, I got cleaned up by something in the 6-8 foot range. I thought I was going to drown. Mel’s wave was 4-5 times bigger, the confidence to be out there, ability to execute so calmly. It was incredible, and I’m really comfortable about never experiencing something even a 1/3 that size.
Probably best you don’t compare.
Tips from the SuperCoach.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:43 pm

channels wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:33 am
Thud wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:29 am
channels wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:48 pm
foamy wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:12 pm
I think the point is Nick suspects we civilians possibly don’t fully conceive just how epic Peter Mel’s paddle-in ride was. I think that’s right.
In The big June swells in NSW, I got cleaned up by something in the 6-8 foot range. I thought I was going to drown. Mel’s wave was 4-5 times bigger, the confidence to be out there, ability to execute so calmly. It was incredible, and I’m really comfortable about never experiencing something even a 1/3 that size.
Probably best you don’t compare.
Tips from the SuperCoach.
Well it’s kind of incomparable.
marauding mullet wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:57 pm

….this was pushing off the wall not diving in.

...running out of breath underwater hasn’t been an issue. Not too bad for a 62 y/o who surfs irregularly.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:58 pm

You would have every kind of pleasure:

https://www.facebook.com/aurasurfresort ... 6387170729

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:02 pm

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:01 pm

Went sniffing on the McCoy site and noticed some decent pictures of them being out to good use.

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Surfing at Langland Bay, Gower Peninsula, Wales
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