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Insane Storm! El Nino is here.
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gregorvass



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

HHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

Steep Angle.....SD must be Epic.
County and topanga will be the place.



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carl



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All this hype???,,,ALL THESE CAPS???
We are all waiting with forlorn hopes Sad
Gregor, where is the surf report???????
Where is the "big day" horror or extacy story?????????
Where are the picts??????????
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, they got the Mav's contest off, so there were some 18' waves, but mostly slim pickings after the first two heats, and some lulls as long as 30 MINUTES, no doubt due to the E winds and the angle of the storm headed 90 degrees away from HMB.
Some guys at PleasurePt said the sets were easily 40 minutes apart, something very unusual for any overhead swell.
At least they actually held the Mavs contest after two years.
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stevenbard



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm perplexed as to why that storm didn't produce larger surf. It wasn't even head high down here, although Ventura was large. The last time we saw a system that large and low, there was 20 foot surf down here.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be it was headed NE towards Canada, and the strong E winds in the Pacific during it's time span knocked down lots of the power.
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windward1



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:47 pm    Post subject: Feast & Famine Reply with quote

This was definitely an interesting wave pattern. I SUPped both Saturday & Sunday between New Brighton and Capitola. The Monterey Bay was calm as a mill pond until a set arrived. Then consistent shoulder-high waves for like four to twelve waves depending on the set. A good 22 second period. Then back to calm as if nothing had happened.

I was thinking maybe it was because the storm was around 3000 miles away when the first waves were generated. But that cannot be it. We have had storms near Tahiti give continuous waves that were much larger. So the distance was not it.
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carl



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went out to Mavs on Saturday to watch. The pros were out practicing with
some sets that looked about 20 feet. Lots of boats and nobody closed the beach or bluff (like Sunday). The lulls between sets were about 30-40 min, Got kinda bored watching them just sit there in flat water, acting like shark bait. I streamed it for awhile on Sunday morning on surfline and the lulls were long long long then too. Saw some good rides on the 15-20fters but nothing epic.
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tcevans



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm no expert, but what I understand and have observed is that the bigger the energy and the further away produces longer period swell. And with longer period swell (20+ sec) you get more waves per set, but longer lulls between sets. Five years ago I was down in PSC for a 9' at 20 sec swell. The waves were huge, sets were 8-12 waves each, but it was dead flat in the 30 min between sets.
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gregorvass



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Fetch was pointed at us for a very short time period.....SAD.

Oh Well. Surfline was predicting 8-10 feet. Only 2-4 showed up.

A 936 storm has the potential to deliver some insane waves. A lot of things have to come together to Fetch it our way.

CHEERS

P.S. This Am CDIP still showing 8 feet just direction is off for Socal.
I bet J is working just Fine.



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gregorvass



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

carl wrote:
All this hype???,,,ALL THESE CAPS???
We are all waiting with forlorn hopes Sad
Gregor, where is the surf report???????
Where is the "big day" horror or extacy story?????????
Where are the picts??????????


Actually, I am in NO way responsible for the Surf on this planet.
Might want to lay of the "Happy Juice".

UNDERSTAND?????????????????????????????????????????
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