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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:03 pm

Thud wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:04 am
I can say there’s nothing massive here. I’m hearing the Box perhaps.
In a SE wind?
Good luck. Looks fairly big but not massive around here.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:16 pm

Not very windy atm
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 Nick Carroll » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:20 pm

got a few 10-12'ers out the German, like one set every half an hour. It was weird, there was a big groundswell out there somewhere but almost none of it was making it in. Maybe too SSW and super long interval, going north to Fiji.

Feels like it might get bigger here this arvo and tomorrow when the interval shortens down and the angle goes a bit more SE

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:23 pm

super junky and weak here.

surf-forecast says 7'500 Kj , Cranked can you translate that into something meaningful for me?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by pinhead » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:41 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:23 pm
super junky and weak here.

surf-forecast says 7'500 Kj , Cranked can you translate that into something meaningful for me?
Sheesh, work out yourself

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:14 pm

They give it 6 stars.

Cranked, can you help?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:10 pm

Perfect 10' faces? Way out of my league, I get very shaky at 4000 kJs, and I probably wouldn't go out as the 1 hour sets of a 4000kJ 5 star 20s period swell may be 10 plus waves at 15'

I've noticed 5 stars is perfect conditions on a 6-8' swell and for quite a while I thought that 5 stars was their top category, but I realised it actually goes up to 10, so it must be something like perfect and 15' is 7 stars, 20' 8 stars, etc. Too rare to really know though. IIRC the big Bali swell was 9 stars. Maybe a logarithmic scale?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:36 pm

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that look like 7000Kj 6 star surf?

where did the error occur?

btw, this was 3 or 400kj

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their algorithm makes zero sense to me, I cannot map it against any reality that I see here.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:41 pm

for comparison.
Unhyped autumn swell.

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Ruler edged, fully hyped winter swell.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:57 pm

Surprise, surprise their wind/wave models were not accurate.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:05 pm

Magic Seaweed is saying the Byron swell ATM is 10.5' at 17s :-D-:
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:25 pm

yep.

where do we begin?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:33 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:36 pm
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that look like 7000Kj 6 star surf?
Well lots of kilojoules makes you fat and that looks pretty fat to me.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beanpole » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:09 pm

Went for a swim about 3:00 pm. Pretty fcuking average at Bondi and Tama/Bronte. Maybe a few head high sets but usually about shoulder high, fat and crumbly close outs. There was quite a bit of force to the swells though and quite a bit of push and draw on the Shorebreak.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:21 pm

I actually just got my longest Lennox wave ever just before dark.
Top pine to just before dress circle drive.
Couldn’t believe it, today of all days.
Started well, then had a dead section for 30-40m then just kept going and going. As big at the end as it was at the top.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:36 pm

That sounds pretty great.

Surf was a bit straight today. Still got out and starting to feel surf fit (kind of). Seven in a row tomorrow, cannot remember the last time.
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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: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:44 pm

How many tricks did you do Thud?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:02 pm

looked like it finally thickened up on the last couple hours before dark.
what did you ride Buddy?
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