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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:03 pm

Steve. Have a look at Llangennith on Gower at this link and read the commentary on tight swell window.

It’s got that same look about it that the far northern corner of seven mile beach geroa has. Heavily sheltered by the outer reef. Swell still rolls in, but it’s essentially castrated.

https://mpora.com/surfing/surfing-uk-be ... o-surfing/
steve shearer wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:36 pm
scant swell window
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:36 pm
I would definitely ride that wave in the pic.......if I was stuck in Wales.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:14 pm

Godsave wouldn't be the first surfer to over-compensate for a tight swell window.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:31 pm

Slobadan Madicubich wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:05 pm
That your not very good at metaphors
:lol:

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:16 pm

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:58 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:14 pm
Godsave wouldn't be the first surfer to over-compensate for a tight swell window.
Steve, what’s your take on Lakemba’s swell window?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:12 pm

It’s always offshore.
steve shearer wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:36 pm
scant swell window
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:36 pm
I would definitely ride that wave in the pic.......if I was stuck in Wales.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:49 pm

I just stumbled across some quite interesting wave buoy data. steve can probably help you with the technicalities if you're struggling iggy.

Port Kembla, Australia:

- Mean Hsig 1974-2009 - 1.58m
- Maximum Hsig - 8.43m

Sydney, Australia:

- Mean Hsig 1987-2009 - 1.63m
- Maximum Hsig - 8.43m

South Pembrokeshire, Wales:

- Mean Hsig 1994-2014 - 1.63m
- Maximum Hsig - 11.0m
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Waist high grovel, mostly shutting down.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:52 am

Is this the same data you used to give Steve reports on what’s happening in Ballina and Lennox?

And what of all those nasty comments all over the net about the narrow swell window? Just rumours to keep the crowds down :lol: ?
steve shearer wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:36 pm
scant swell window
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:36 pm
I would definitely ride that wave in the pic.......if I was stuck in Wales.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:19 am

Oh, that’s kind of what the data is for, so you don’t have to rely on websites like mpora for your info. Shall I go through it slowly? Ok, so the top two buoys are your ones and they confirm what we all know - namely that NSW has a generally moderate wave climate averaging about 1.6m over the course of a year but with occasional storm events. Pretty much the same as here, actually, although our average is just that whisker bigger and our storm events are quite considerably bigger. I’ve got some kW/m wave power stats too if you’d like them. It’s not all bad news though. Your water temps are definitely warmer, which I know is very important to you
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Waist high grovel, mostly shutting down.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:29 am

Got some pics of quality big Wales surf? Not llangenith or whatever it is with lines of whitewash breaking out half a mile, or that four foot slab that breaks once a year.
steve shearer wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:36 pm
scant swell window
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:36 pm
I would definitely ride that wave in the pic.......if I was stuck in Wales.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:31 am

Don’t you want to chat about swell windows any more?
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Waist high grovel, mostly shutting down.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:45 am

Sure go ahead. and be sure to post up some pics of the quality. I’ll forget the last lot you posted up so you can start from scratch.
steve shearer wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:36 pm
scant swell window
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:36 pm
I would definitely ride that wave in the pic.......if I was stuck in Wales.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:49 am

Wales vs. Australia for surfing supremacy. It’s a front runner for TOTY topic perhaps.
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: Where did you surf today ?

Post by offshore1 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:07 am

Thud wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:49 am
Wales vs. Australia for surfing supremacy. It’s a front runner for TOTY topic perhaps.
I see it as a question for each of the five finalists, sort of like what they do in beauty contests, after the swimsuit and evening gown eliminations of course. Iggy beaking in his evening gown would be hard to beat.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:14 am

I’m sure Wales has better beers and beef stews etc. and castles.
steve shearer wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:36 pm
scant swell window
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:36 pm
I would definitely ride that wave in the pic.......if I was stuck in Wales.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by offshore1 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:18 am

Probably killer haggis too.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:26 am

Hatchnam wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:14 am
I’m sure Wales has better beers and beef stews etc. and castles.
Probably not
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: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:14 pm

Avoca North and South keeps giving.
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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