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    wave size and swell size

    How do you interpret the swell say, 8ft @ 12 sec?

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    I get a stiffy when I see that

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    East coast normally is the face of the wave. Hawaii is the back of the wave. rate of wave movement is timing. thats incredibly simple and I'm sure another more scientific explanation will be on the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin View Post
    East coast normally is the face of the wave. Hawaii is the back of the wave. rate of wave movement is timing. thats incredibly simple and I'm sure another more scientific explanation will be on the forum.
    You do realize the back of the wave measurement was a joke by native islanders to keep mainlanders away from the waves right? Back of the wave is a useless measurement. Teahpoo would be 2 feet when it's face is 15 feet. You don't ride the back of a wave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark-hunter View Post
    You do realize the back of the wave measurement was a joke by native islanders to keep mainlanders away from the waves right? Back of the wave is a useless measurement. Teahpoo would be 2 feet when it's face is 15 feet. You don't ride the back of a wave.
    I always wondered the origins of the Hawaiian scale.