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    HA look at this

    Magicseaweed states that on monday 8/29 it will be 15.5ft at 6am then 2ft at 10 seconds at 12pm...a drop of 13.5 feet in 6 hours? silly magicseaweed...

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    hahaha that website is so ****ty. here or surfline are usually on point about the waves and swells.

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    cool, well I'm gonna stand on the beach at 6 am and whine about how it's too big to paddle out and then paddle out at 12 and complain that it's too small.

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    MSW is a very popular site. It must be spot on in Europe or something because it sure isn't here. They use the same data that other sites develop forecasts with, the swell model is sh*t though. At least for our neck of the woods

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    Very very silly. I usually use msw for the wind not size or anythingg

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    yeah, the only reason i ever use that site is to check all the historical swell data... although the data isnt 100% accurate, its pretty close and its cool to compare your beach to all the others in the nation/world to see how much swell other guys get (or dont get) each month etc over a 10 year period.... Some places will shock you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    Magicseaweed states that on monday 8/29 it will be 15.5ft at 6am then 2ft at 10 seconds at 12pm...a drop of 13.5 feet in 6 hours? silly magicseaweed...
    Look at South Beach forecast on here, 15 foot at 8PM and flat .08 feet at 2AM. I have seen tons of hurricane swell die in a few hours over the last 25 years.

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    i think it would make more sense for south beach cause it is on the bottom tip of florida, this having a weird angle as the storm moves rather quickly up the coast. And plus, it looks like the bahamas are blocking most of it.
    Last edited by super fish; Aug 21, 2011 at 07:19 PM.

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    This is what happens when a storm travels close to shore. The swell jacks up, then gets beat back down as the storm passes north of you, with the heavy offshore winds. Also when it is close the duration of the swell (how long it lasts) is shorter regardless of the wind.

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    For my location (seaside NJ) I see the following Peak Swell Heights:

    MSW: Sun 8.5 ft at 13 sec
    Swellinfo: Sun 17.1 ft/13 sec

    Are you all going to rip on swellinfo now for overstating the prediction?

    These storms are really hard to call even when a few days out. This thing is almost a week away. Predictions are probably gonna change 10 times over by the time the weekend comes.