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    go up a size or try a different brand... most...

    go up a size or try a different brand... most people have to wear different types of fins for summer/winter, when dealing with booties/no booties.
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    Slow down, refract, reflect, deflect. Yes, all...

    Slow down, refract, reflect, deflect.
    Yes, all of the above are likely, just a matter of to what degree.

    The 22% quote from above sounds plausible, but it would be highly dependent on many...
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    Good luck on your hippie journeys. I will...

    Good luck on your hippie journeys.

    I will say, when people take the time to say goodbye, 9 out of 10 times they return within a few weeks, so we'll plan on talking to you soon :)
  4. Thread: Hey Brew

    by Swellinfo
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    guys if you want to have an argument between...

    guys if you want to have an argument between yourselves, then just exchange emails or private messages. thanks,
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    Does anyone know how these turbines are moored to...

    Does anyone know how these turbines are moored to the ground or kept stationary? If there is hard structure that is going under the surface of the water, then there would definitely be some impact on...
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    This is not the case. The longshore current is...

    This is not the case. The longshore current is simply the average direction of sand transportation and water movement in the surf zone: ...
  7. Shapers are going to have to get busy designing...

    Shapers are going to have to get busy designing boards for hydrocarbon seas.
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    In Delmarva this is how it goes: The stateline...

    In Delmarva this is how it goes:
    The stateline is the cutoff for the longshore current, so in Maryland it runs from north to south.
    In Delaware it runs from south to north.

    Now, these are...
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    I agree that angle of sandbars are influential,...

    I agree that angle of sandbars are influential, but in general, in an open beach without structures, the sandbars will be parallel to the beach.
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    Lets say your beach faces due East, which is...

    Lets say your beach faces due East, which is about 90 degrees (this is the approximate beach facing direction in Delaware, where I live). If the swell is coming from the East, it will tend to close...
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    Right, not all beach breaks are bad at handling...

    Right, not all beach breaks are bad at handling long period swells, but I'd say the majority of beach breaks will close out more with the longer period stuff due to the higher refraction.

    Pacific...
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    Sandbars, in general, are not as good as reef...

    Sandbars, in general, are not as good as reef breaks or point breaks in handling ground swell.
    Why is this?

    When we refer to "ground swells" we are referring to longer period swells. These...
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    You could take a lot of warm weather trips!! For...

    You could take a lot of warm weather trips!! For sure... This is for the like the billionaire surfer, if that person even exists.
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    It happens at our inlet as well, and it has to do...

    It happens at our inlet as well, and it has to do with the current moving in and out of the inlet due to the tides. You will probably notice a big difference in that current between incoming and...
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    Who wouldnt want jump in a sauna after a frigid...

    Who wouldnt want jump in a sauna after a frigid surf...
    BUT, outside of the $18k price, why wouldnt you just drive home and jump in a hot shower or hot tub or sauna at home. A bit of an overkill...
  16. yep, we are aware... We check every day for buoys...

    yep, we are aware... We check every day for buoys that get turned back on.
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    I dont mind the dudes that are stoked out of...

    I dont mind the dudes that are stoked out of their minds for mediocre surf, but how about the the guy that always tells you how good they got it and that you blew it! The one that tells you it was...
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    There is a lot of dynamics that come into play...

    There is a lot of dynamics that come into play with inlets.
    1) The currents flowing in and out of the inlet influence the swells
    2) The sand transportation is greatly influenced by inlet...
  19. Water temps take a while to warm up. You...

    Water temps take a while to warm up. You generally don't see much, if any, of a warm up in March, and then it increases very slowly in April and May.
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    Nice argument here, I don't think the bodyboarder...

    Nice argument here, I don't think the bodyboarder versus surfer thing has been done before.

    For what its worth, I've bodyboarded for a long time, but ride short boards and long boards now as...
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    Mid Atlantic coast is all set to unleash...

    Mid Atlantic coast is all set to unleash tomorrow...
  22. Thread: Water Temp

    by Swellinfo
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    Nevermind, i see your from NJ. The buoy 44065 is...

    Nevermind, i see your from NJ. The buoy 44065 is reporting 37 degrees, and I think that is what Swellinfo is using (I would have to check). That sounds about right. You are probably looking at buoy...
  23. Thread: Water Temp

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    where do you live? Look at the station data map...

    where do you live?
    Look at the station data map to see the buoys nearby.

    In Delaware, the offshore buoy says 40 degrees, but the coastal buoys are in the mid 30's.
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    Weather moves from west to east.

    Weather moves from west to east.
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    Do you guys all use Skype, or have Skype open...

    Do you guys all use Skype, or have Skype open regularly?
    We have still been looking into this, but haven't found anything on Swellinfo.
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