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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer View Post
    Overhead and 10ft eh?
    You must have been with moondoggie smokin some wave-enhancers
    No way bro. 10foot was the creeper set granted, but they were deffinitly out there. Maybe 8 or 9 feet at the very least. That would be 4' overhead for me. I rode one that was 1' overhead for sure yesterday. And that wave was certainly not the biggest out there. I hate how much scrutiny there is on wave size on this forum. If you are on the bottom of the face and can't see over the wave, it is atleast head high. <<Thats undebateable (yet so many are sure to try). Thats just how it is. There were guys claimin the biggest out was 6 feet yesterday yet I saw soo many guys surfin waves where the lip was definitly over their head. What are they all midgets?? I see that you are from shipbottom, so I'm assuming you surfed there yesterday. So you do know that the pier can hold much more swell then lbi right??

    Point blank, the CP was comparable to the day after Irene, yesterday. Anybody(who was there!!!) back me up on that??
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    What would everyone mark that wave at? I would say 11 feet. There were deffinitly waves maybe 1' smaller then that out yesterday. And beyond that, I didn't surf the 1st point at the CP. It was a little big for me(kinda nervous), and there was a volcom competition going on, and i didn't wanna get in any of the pro's way. And anyone who surfs the CP knows that it can get alot bigger right next to the pier. So I would be willing to bet without a reasonable doubt that there were was a few waves that^^^ size out there.. I'm almost certain of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by idsmashh View Post


    What would everyone mark that wave at? I would say 11 feet. There were deffinitly waves maybe 1' smaller then that out yesterday. And beyond that, I didn't surf the 1st point at the CP. It was a little big for me(kinda nervous), and there was a volcom competition going on, and i didn't wanna get in any of the pro's way. And anyone who surfs the CP knows that it can get alot bigger right next to the pier. So I would be willing to bet without a reasonable doubt that there were was a few waves that^^^ size out there.. I'm almost certain of it
    In my opinion, that picture is a few feet overhead, not an 11 foot face. The guy is probably 5 foot tall from toes to top of his head the way he is hunched down a bit with his knees.

    It's hard to tell without knowing how tall that guy is though to be honest. If he was six feet then maybe it's pushing ten feet at the face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glassjaw View Post
    In my opinion, that picture is a few feet overhead, not even close to 11 foot face. The guy is probably 5 foot tall from toes to top of his head the way he is hunched down a bit with his knees.
    ok so whats a few?? 2 feet, or 3 feet?? cause 3' overhead would be a 9 foot face. Thats pretty close to 11 if you ask me. I mean common'. That wave is atleast double his crouched height. If your saying 5 feet(I can believe it) then that wave is at the very least 10.

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    I just used paint to cut him out of the picture, and then moved him to right above where the empty space is(where he was before I cut him out). And still he was not higher then the wave. Unfortunatly I dont know how to put that image in this forum. It only allows me to uses images from the web. But paint is a common tool. I'm sure you have it. Do it yourself to see if you don't believe me.
    Last edited by idsmashh; Oct 3, 2011 at 06:16 PM.

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    Not to sound like a prick, but who cares about how many 'x' feet on a wave? The wave in that pic has some punch. If you've surfed anything like that at night, that's pretty damn hardcore. I personally don't like much more than head high at night. I feel like it's a lot easier to hurt oneself, so I prefer to play it more conservatively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by live aloha View Post
    Not to sound like a prick, but who cares about how many 'x' feet on a wave? The wave in that pic has some punch. If you've surfed anything like that at night, that's pretty damn hardcore. I personally don't like much more than head high at night. I feel like it's a lot easier to hurt oneself, so I prefer to play it more conservatively.
    I just think that most surfers have no grasp on inturpreting wave height. For me, it has always been the highest peak of a wave that is measured. Why measure anything else when the peak is the most recognizable and measurable part of the wave. I wouldn't say i surfed that at night. More like survived it lol. The bigger sets were about that size on sunday. I did manage to catch one at dark, it was probablly 1' or 2' smaller then that I would say. But then again who knows. I could barely see the wave to begin with. All I know is that I was goin realll fast down the line before I smashed threw the wall to save my ass. It was no less then like an 8 foot wave tho. Pretty fun night. Got to surf OH with some pros. Gnarly if i do say so myselff.... which i do
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    Ironically this was on the CNN website.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bes...blue-waves.cnn

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    Back in the day (mid seventies) when I was guarding in the state park at Assateague, Mike Macaboy (R.I.P) and I did some crazy sh*t , and we used to out on the island when the moon was full - from my experience as a young man, I wouldn't recommend it, but if you just HAD to do it, I would suggest: 1. only go out after 7-8 beers - you'll think about sharks, but you won't worry about sharks, and 2. go out WITH someone - Mike had a 1973-4 first generation twin fin that was painted like a "spin art" design, and it hummed or vibrated as it cruised through the water - swear to god - it was a loud kind of hum - so since his board made this loud noise, I always knew where he was after he took off, and I could keep an "ear" on him - how he kept track of me, I'm not sure, and I didn't think about it (7-8 or more beers, remember?), but I guess since we just kept laughing and hooting when we caught some decent waves, we watched out for each other. Amazing fun and sketchy at the same time - I don't know if I'd do it again (but who knows - I'm a lot older and wiser, but sometmes i just feel like I gotta go for for it) but anyway, if you're younger, and have some real cojones - it made for some amazing memories! Maybe it's good (for me) that Mike is no longer with us, cuz he talked me into doing some crazy stuff that might have gone too far! but, I do miss him!

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    goodtimes

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewk529 View Post
    Ironically this was on the CNN website.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bes...blue-waves.cnn
    O yea,wow man,thats exactly how it was that night.