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keycocker



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Forty foot waves Reply with quote

Forty foot faces predicted for Maui to day.
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makaniman



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah right? Wave inflation, take whatever they say on the news and cut it in half ... still big, but 40 feet = no way.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winter is big wave season, EVERY year, so we should expect big waves at least 3 times, for up to 3 days each, every year. Some years less, some years more.
One winter day in the mid '60s, the waves breaking at South Patch in SF stretch solidly from occasional closeouts at the GGate channel to Sharp Park with NO break in the whitewater.
It happens, it's winter.
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chophop



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are so right about that!


Every winter the Pacific flexes it's muscles and you don't really know how awesome it is until you see it from the water.


We have already had one xxl swell this Fall.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In early '84, I sailed my 9' Seatrend out until Mt.Diablo fully disappeared, N wind and planing. Heading back in, the N wind started to die as I made the old Taraval Buoy. Sitting on the buoy, waving and smiling as several fishing boats headed towards the gate past, I prepared for the derig and 1.5 hour paddle in.
LOUD gongs, almost at threshold.
But a S wind came up and subplaned to an outer bar wave got me my 1st ever portside (me goof) wave ever, from around Ulloa to almost Santiago St., really long port left all the way in to step off.
Would have loved ro head back out, but discretion and a rising swell kept me happily on shore.
That Taraval buoy washed in 3 years later, anchored in e5 feet of water.
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jingebritsen



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have seen it all too often: wave deflation. numerous timesv i have been planing OR non-planing windsurfing and seen double or triple of what the surf culture shares in their reports.

dunno why, but it seems to be what lots of people do

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loopless



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever the arguments about actual wave size, according to WindAlert the wind is going to be nuking today with some pretty big waves at Hookipa. Wish there was a web cam!
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fxop



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBEcjrpY8qw

35?
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swchandler



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's with the bald guy going out on the red board with no fins? That totally insane.
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keycocker



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just gusting in the low forties at Kihei, but over fifty on Oahu.
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