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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Wyre » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:06 pm

ctd wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:22 pm
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TC Oma possibly crossing the coast in Southern QLD.

Is this gonna be a bomb, bank destroying, outta control swell up there?
just to change the subject from saving the world and back to more RS level discourse, Kirra/Greenmount today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG-nyoE ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by marauding mullet » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:44 pm

Heath Joske on Equinor. My gut feeling, based on having a few friends in the maritime industry, is that drilling will go ahead, not by BP for now but there will be others once Statoil / Equinor hit the jackpot. There are certain morons here in SA who are pro oil drilling in the bight, like a mayor on Kangaroo Island who is quite vocal about the benefits e.g. jobs etc. and the usual uneducated guff. Not that he has any say in the matter but he gets press. https://youtu.be/p8eU7idBtZw
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:51 pm

Fanno and Parko together at Kirra, perhaps today. How did Fanno make it out of that modest-sized tube? Not as easy as he makes it look.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuInk4bHTED/

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cyclone » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:32 pm

foamy wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Fanno and Parko together at Kirra, perhaps today. How did Fanno make it out of that modest-sized tube? Not as easy as he makes it look.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuInk4bHTED/
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:26 pm

I was getting ready to go out and every knob was talking about it. It’s days like today that I hate the GC whilst loving it.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:50 pm

Fcuk I hate parko's lookbacks.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:21 am

Yes its time to talk swell size. Hodaddy posted a link for Noosa saying it was 4~6 ft and crowded. Thats what I would call it from the youtube video.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:32 am

Maybe only just 6ft on the biggest sets at the pot where it jacks up.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:51 am

Thats what I thought...more like 5' :-D-:

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:56 am

I thought 5 foot was still in Iggy's scale?
Lennox is 7-9 foot today.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:28 pm

It is but it's about 12-13 ft in real terms.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:40 pm

3,500kJ
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:43 pm

Cranky returning some sanity to wave measurement. Actually the Cyclonic Swell would be the perfect time to assess the relative merits of kj as a measurement of swell intensity versus size.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:43 pm

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:50 pm

Oma is giving a short period swell of 11-13s compared to the usual winter long fetch Indian ocean swells of 15-20s.

There's some great waves being ridden on the goldy - lots of vids already
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:32 pm

13s is actually fairly long period for the east coast.
7-9s is pretty standard north of Byron.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:59 pm

I was looking at some videos on YouTube about wooden surfboards a while ago and hit a treasure trove of vintage Roy Footage. There he was on his aircraft carrier in bright orange wetsuit with motorcycle helmet on tacking across the NZ surf zones, shaping, more surfing. I'm impressed he could actually turn the things.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:35 pm

I hadn't seen this clip of Steph Gilmore surfing Malibu. Very good.

https://stabmag.com/stabcinema/stephani ... of-beauty/

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