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good buoy reading - bad waves
« on: July 27, 2005, 09:32:14 AM »
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  • what's up with this crappy disorganized slop with a swell height of 3.6 @ 10 secounds out of the sse?
    I'm not meaning to bitch, although i was disappointed with what i saw this morning, but really, i'm not meaning to bitch about summer conditions.
    i'm just wondering if someone wants to explain this phenomenon so that i won't get my hopes up again when the buoys looking good but this same phenomoenomnom is going on
    you know what i mean?
    thanks

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    Re: good buoy reading - bad waves
    « Reply #1 on: July 27, 2005, 09:38:39 AM »
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  • No great explanation from me...but Frankie's track is giving me cause for hope that the swell's going to hold in for a bit...and I'm DEF holding out for the possibility of an evening clean up tonight..  ;D
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    Re: good buoy reading - bad waves
    « Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005, 09:42:05 AM »
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  • Dear Random Guy,

    First of all, just wanted to thank you for all your posts--you've been cracking me up. Who were you on the old site???

    On topic, I just wanted to share your disappointment. I tried to have a fun DP, but it was not what I was hoping for. I keep telling myself it was the waves, not me, but I still feel letdown. Closey McClosersons. I had the chance to make the most out of one good wave, and I blew it b/c I got too aggressive too early. Note to self: ride out the bottom turn then head into the first top turn...

    And I can't answer your question, except to say glassy/lite onshores don't help clean things up. There isn't anything to "groom" the waves.


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    Re: good buoy reading - bad waves
    « Reply #3 on: July 27, 2005, 09:44:11 AM »
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  • jersey baby...  turns out my hardware isn't ready for delivery out east - not going out till tomorrow afternoon.. so, i'm gonna try and hit the south side late this afternoon/early evening...

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    Re: good buoy reading - bad waves
    « Reply #4 on: July 27, 2005, 09:46:25 AM »
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  • I didn't make it out this morning but the buoy numbers are similar to last nights conditions. And a few of us actually had some fun out there last night. Sometimes a line and ramp will magically appear out of the slop and you will score a real ride.

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    Re: good buoy reading - bad waves
    « Reply #5 on: July 27, 2005, 09:47:03 AM »
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  • No slop this morning.

    Perfect Nose Devil conditions.
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: good buoy reading - bad waves
    « Reply #6 on: July 27, 2005, 09:47:45 AM »
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  • Is Jersey offshore today or tomorrow?

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    Re: good buoy reading - bad waves
    « Reply #7 on: July 27, 2005, 09:55:20 AM »
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  • AJ,

    Go to google and type in "WaveWatch III."

    Once there choose the North Atlantic map, wind speeds, and animation. When it hits 24 and 30 hours hit the stop button; that will give you the estimated wind speed and direction.

    (I can't run WWIII)i from my desk.
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: good buoy reading - bad waves
    « Reply #8 on: July 27, 2005, 09:56:26 AM »
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  • and to answer the question, first and echoing happy's thoughts, i think the long flat spell has led to poor bottom contour for anything but closeouts.  Second, we've had a bit of short windswell over frankie's short groundswell (now tracing source 440nm 150deg SE).  Finally, i think that although frankie is small and pretty weak, he has remained slow and his wind field has had time which is a very important variable to build some decent surf.  we need offshores and enough swell to clean out the sandbars & jetties.

    happy

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    Re: good buoy reading - bad waves
    « Reply #9 on: July 27, 2005, 09:59:55 AM »
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  • No slop this morning.

    Perfect Nose Devil conditions.

    i'm sorry, were we surfing at the same time and place? did you smoke some crack when you went up to your apartment to get the cooperfish?

    thanks LN for the confirmation and clarification. i hate myself less now.


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    Re: good buoy reading - bad waves
    « Reply #10 on: July 27, 2005, 10:01:09 AM »
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  • i dunno, i didnt have time to get some this am, but i checked before hitting the road, and it looked pretty gosh darn fun
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    Re: good buoy reading - bad waves
    « Reply #11 on: July 27, 2005, 10:01:17 AM »
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  • Yeah man the bars have really moved to a lousy area this year. Its almost the same dumpy shore break no matter what the tide is on smaller waves. Last Wednesday was the 1rst time in a long time where we actually had a descent breaking wave with some height & some distance away from the shore.

    happy

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    Re: good buoy reading - bad waves
    « Reply #12 on: July 27, 2005, 10:04:09 AM »
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  • mario, it was fun super early.
    i should note that i am going through a very self-critical phase and am unable to enjoy 95% of my sessions. i've improved so much in the last month that i expect way too much of myself and am generally miserable.
    so please forgive my negativity.


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    Re: good buoy reading - bad waves
    « Reply #13 on: July 27, 2005, 10:09:47 AM »
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  • Is Jersey offshore today or tomorrow?

    4pm:


    7pm:

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    Re: good buoy reading - bad waves
    « Reply #14 on: July 27, 2005, 10:10:29 AM »
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  • mario, it was fun super early.
    i should note that i am going through a very self-critical phase and am unable to enjoy 95% of my sessions. i've improved so much in the last month that i expect way too much of myself and am generally miserable.
    so please forgive my negativity.



    I did kinda notice that, I thought you were just kinda peved at me & I just kinda blew it off. You always seemed like the type to say something tho if you werer pissed at me so I kinda figured it wasnt me.