LOGIN | REGISTER

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Lewes, DE
    Posts
    5,377
    Images
    121

    strong offshore winds

    FYI:

    Currently if the winds are directly offshore, then Swellinfo calls this clean and green no matter what the strength. But, we are making a switch to anything over 45mph going blue.

    I've heard a lot of people talk about going out after the winds shift. Keep in mind, that 45+ offshore winds is going to be pretty chaotic.

  2. #2
    Chaotic as in choppy? Or chaotic like if I try to paddle into a wave ill get blown off?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    MB 07750
    Posts
    349
    I've heard a lot of people talk about going out after the winds shift. Keep in mind, that 45+ offshore winds is going to be pretty chaotic.
    if you are seriously that **** ass stupid then you deserve what happens to you as a result

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    FYI:

    Currently if the winds are directly offshore, then Swellinfo calls this clean and green no matter what the strength. But, we are making a switch to anything over 45mph going blue.

    I've heard a lot of people talk about going out after the winds shift. Keep in mind, that 45+ offshore winds is going to be pretty chaotic.
    I would make it red... I know a lot of unintelligent people when it comes to surf forecasting, who thinks green means great, blue means alright to surf, and red means bad. I wouldn't want anybody not see your post and go out because they think its alright to surf.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Lewes, DE
    Posts
    5,377
    Images
    121
    With winds directly offshore, then the wave faces will still be clean, but paddle factor and currents moving away from land make things chaotic.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Lewes, DE
    Posts
    5,377
    Images
    121
    Quote Originally Posted by chillisurfer View Post
    I would make it red... I know a lot of unintelligent people when it comes to surf forecasting, who thinks green means great, blue means alright to surf, and red means bad. I wouldn't want anybody not see your post and go out because they think its alright to surf.
    agreed, and noted. Swellinfo never uses the terms good, bad, etc... But, I agree, that some might interpret it that way.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    6
    Images
    1
    If you do happen to paddle out when the winds are that hard offshore, just make sure you wear a leash.... just saying...

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by delsurf View Post
    If you do happen to paddle out when the winds are that hard offshore, just make sure you wear a leash.... just saying...
    Or take a jetski...I'm looking foward to see the elite surfers getting towed in on these bombs

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Monmouth County, NJ
    Posts
    544
    Images
    2
    #1: Please don't make this a "nanny website" by purposely making the forecast "red" to keep the kooks away.

    #2 Chaotic; as in you will get blown out to sea and never come back.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Mission Beach/Spring Lake
    Posts
    657
    Even if you have a ski, when you go to do a top turn you're going to get blown all the way to france.