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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by godsavethequeen » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:14 pm

Well if you’re looking for a breaking wave estimate, may I point you in the direction of surf forecast.com. That gives you wave height and kilojoules

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:17 pm

How's the surf in Wales today GSTQ? Spectacularly flat here in NC.

BTW I use swell info. It's okay.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by godsavethequeen » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:39 pm

Haven’t looked mate. In between arguing with shearer I’m trying to pack to go on holiday

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:29 am

Well don't let Steve spoil your summer.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:03 am

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 swell. In the main south-east swells only arrive during the winter. Dominant winds are cross-shore from the south apart from in summer when it switches to the north. Byron is famed for its long sandy point and the region boasts a profusion of sandy beaches and reefs. Sydney is of course famed for city surfing at its many beaches. First surfed by Duke Kahanamoku in 1914 surfing is extremely popular with an estimated 350,000 surfers spread along its 750 mile coastline. Water temperatures vary from 19 to 25°C or 66 to 77°F."
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:04 am

West swells?
This is keeping you awake at night isn't it Steve.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:12 am

nah, I'm watching small chopes and trying to amuse myself.

it is a pretty funny error though.

maybe swells being generated in Lake Eyre and propagating west across the mountains?

Or is that another "user generated" error and not the fault of MSW?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:28 am

:B
I'm loving the arcane exchanges. It's like Nietzsche and Kierkegaard arguing over whether seven foot waves exist.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:52 am

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:12 am
nah, I'm watching small chopes ...
jeezus it's pathetic.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:54 am

They've also underestimated the length of the NSW coastline by almost 600 miles.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Yuke Hunt » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:58 am

alakaboo wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:54 am
They've also underestimated the length of the NSW coastline by almost 600 miles.
They could be using nautical miles or those mystical magic seaweed miles.

Either way, they're quite inaccurate.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:00 am

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If it says beer on the bottle I expect a mouthful of beer when I swig not chocolate milkshake because some bloke in Wales reckons it's "user error".
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by BA » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:07 am

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:03 am
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 swell. In the main south-east swells only arrive during the winter. Dominant winds are cross-shore from the south apart from in summer when it switches to the north. Byron is famed for its long sandy point and the region boasts a profusion of sandy beaches and reefs. Sydney is of course famed for city surfing at its many beaches. First surfed by Duke Kahanamoku in 1914 surfing is extremely popular with an estimated 350,000 surfers spread along its 750 mile coastline. Water temperatures vary from 19 to 25°C or 66 to 77°F."
There’s plenty of west swells coming out of the stormwater drains after heavy rain.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ajohnsen » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:12 am

Byron is in NSW?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:15 am

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Yuke Hunt » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:41 am

ajohnsen wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:12 am
Byron is in NSW?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by tootr » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:42 am

Maybe they been smoking too much magic seaweed?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:45 am

ABOUT LENNOX HEAD
"In February 1962, two Kiwis stumbled upon Lennox Head, now generally regarded as Australia’s finest righthand point. The first photos were published in Surfing World in 1966, followed by a sealed road in 1972, and since then surfers have flocked to the break, including hard-core riders from the surrounding countryside that keep a long pintail under the house for big Lennox days. Few waves compare for speed, barrel sections, length of ride and an ability to handle the biggest NE-S swells. While a NE swell meeting a SW wind is considered primo, Lennox will also bend a S to its will, hitting a number of launch sites along the half kilometre headland. Along that rocky ride, expect full-throttle, ruler-edged walls to gusset multiple times and envelop those fast and canny enough to hold the right line. Holds proper size when the prospect of leaping off the rocks looks suicidal and the current running down the point is likely to challenge the strongest paddlers. "



More fake news from MSW
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