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by Faceplant » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:38 am

Hoping for some wind tomorrow morning.
8am will be 5 foot tide and dropping. Not sure what tide makes the ferry terminal a mud flat. Might have to get there at 5:30 or 6.

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by gabrielb » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:57 am

this energy contraption may be on the way ... eyesore (move it to Tofino or a smaller prototype)... anything goes with grant money and connections.
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is it gone?
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by keeldude » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:05 pm

Wind looks early, we'll see what TAF update has to say. As of writing EnvCan calls for 20-25kn overnight.

I was wondering what that dome was! From Wreck, it just looked like a large radar reflector..had no idea it is a wave power test project.

https://www.vancourier.com/news/neptune-5-testing-the-wave-power-waters-off-point-grey-1.23260009

In the Georgia Strait there are 8 million waves in a year

...laughable. In my experience, perhaps several thousand that are beyond waist high :D . I think wind power generation is far more practical, perhaps on Ballenas or off Lasquetti where there is a wind-funnel effect. Or Race rocks, where the wind always seems to be cranking.
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by Faceplant » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:08 pm

What is TAF?
I check Gspot - BWD - WindyTY
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by Alton » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:36 pm

Faceplant wrote:What is TAF?
I check Gspot - BWD - WindyTY
Cheers

TAF ... taf?station=CYVR
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by gabrielb » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:51 pm

for surf, it's 7-8:15am sharp if HB @ 0.7m+ ... before it turns to crap; crappier
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by Slappy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:50 pm

Not sure if it's gone yet or not, I would assume not.

But if you are interested I kited up to it in this video:
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by bandito » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:51 pm

on g spot nw. pick your fav spot. I know where im going.
eta 7am or before. wind suppose to drop slowly.

bring extra hot water in a in a cooler(work good) ,bottles,or thermos to warm up during and after hands and feet. electric tape ends of wet suit for less water entry. use fleece under wetsuit and booties and mitts/gloves to keep much warmer.it work.

do not miss this one.
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by Roxstock » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:48 am

Any OSR? I second guessing it as it seems to be dropping in the straight.
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by lucas » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:04 am

12-gusting 16kts north at terminal

17m and tt still struggling
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