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When there's absolutely no wind

by gabrielb » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:16 pm

Look also at temps over the weekend, Seaside Oregon ...
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by george » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:52 pm

Jaybrown wrote:Hi guys the wave forecast for Jordan River is AMAZING for this weekend. 5star rating on magic seaweed! I’ll likely be heading there late Friday night so I can wake up to glassy bombs! Check out the forecast and drool.


Hey Jay, just wondering how it was? I was worried there might be a bit too much south in the swell to squeeze down the strait. Did you make it over?
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by C36 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:16 pm

A few CBTV images of a freak event - glassy swell.
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by gabrielb » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:13 pm

after a big storm and wind shutdown.

For NW you get the same at Ambleside, for SE I guess it's Columbia... glad C36 is awake.

130km fetch, energy takes 2+ hours to dissipate (2mHB).
PR 35km fetch is too short a distance that when it shuts down, you only have 1hour or less of glassy surf if lucky.
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by C36 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:27 pm

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After winning the prestigious US Open of Surfing Pro Junior title at Huntington Pier this past summer, and finishing with a respectable 3rd place finish at Kiama, NSW, Australia last year, it was nice to see Cody (aka the 'man-child') make it to the quarter finals at the World Junior Championships this January (especially given he favours bigger conditions), but sad to see him taken out by a penalty from accidental infraction (at 1:28 in the video below), particularly given that it was his last year at the juniors.

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Ethan would claim that I have done worse, :oops: even though I was clearly under the power of the wave first. :D ;)

More on Cody Young (fourth surfer down).

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by C36 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:20 pm

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by gabrielb » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:09 am

It's in Netflix... they took a flight to Iceland and drove North to get a few waves. They got stuck in a cabin for days. I always fast forward to the surf and skip the 'blah blah blah'.
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by C36 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:30 pm

gabrielb wrote:It's in Netflix... they took a flight to Iceland and drove North to get a few waves. They got stuck in a cabin for days. I always fast forward to the surf and skip the 'blah blah blah'.
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Good to know. It was the surfing under the glow of the northern lights (2:39) that caught my attention - Ethan has yet to see the northern lights in person and to do it while surfing would be awesome. The barreling right (1:44) was also interesting.
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by C36 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:51 pm

Alton wrote:Pretty gusty and SW so I waited patiently for sandbars then scored the last hour of the evening shift. Steady WSW 18-20 with the usual Spanish Banks chop. Good on 12m + surfboard with 4 other kiters.


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That was some weird unstable wind. Waited for about an hour then headed to Wreck Beach for a SUP. Nice and warm for Feb. :D

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by gabrielb » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:29 am

2c,
It's always good to look at numbers the day after.

Best waves were at 11pm, 0.9mHB:
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Can 14knots and weak local wind produce 0.9HB? no

Is Ballenas responsible for 0.9HB under 22 knots? no.
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When all aligned it's sisters the deciding factor. It takes 3 hours of good wind (28@7pm, 24@8pm, 20-25@9pm) and that energy will roll slowly South after, and Ballenas will keep that energy at 22 knots@11pm. If Sisters is under 18 knots it will never reach past 0.8mHB no matter the local wind. Also you will notice no power in the wave if sisters is not on.
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low tide helped.
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