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    Quote Originally Posted by shark-hunter View Post
    Talking of "confused".

    A four 4 foot wave can't be overhead unless a leprechaun midget is riding the wave.
    Wave heigh is wave heigh regardless of shape/mushiness ect.
    Well then teahpoo would be 1 foot when it's 30 foot according to hawaiin scale. Hawaii scale is a joke. You don't measure a wave from the back. That was to keep haole's away from the breaks back in the day.
    Dude, do you want me to point out pictures where the surf is under five foot but is actually, literally, over the dude's head? Because I can do it.

    White, Californians pioneered most of them "breaks" of which you speak. How would calling the surf much smaller than it actually was keep haoles away? Yeah, Skippy from California won't check the surf because he heard some choke moke say it was two foot. Skippy won't actually check the waves, just listen to a Hawaiin undercall it. There ya go.

    Shark Hunter, I hate to break this to you because you think you know your stuff. But you don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear View Post
    Dude, do you want me to point out pictures where the surf is under five foot but is actually, literally, over the dude's head? Because I can do it.

    White, Californians pioneered most of them "breaks" of which you speak. How would calling the surf much smaller than it actually was keep haoles away? Yeah, Skippy from California won't check the surf because he heard some choke moke say it was two foot. Skippy won't actually check the waves, just listen to a Hawaiin undercall it. There ya go.

    Shark Hunter, I hate to break this to you because you think you know your stuff. But you don't.
    haha...Are you for real? Hawaiin's were riding waves LONG before california bro's ever got there.
    You're the same guy that had an argument with me over that wind doesn't need a long fetch to produce swell and that all waves are generated on the ec within 30 miles of shore.

    History of surfing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_surfing
    http://www.clubofthewaves.com/surf-c...of-surfing.php
    Ever heard of Duke Kahanamoku


    Yeah the picture would be of the guy bending forward at the bottom of the wave as he takes a bottom turn. Once he's riding across the wave, then you can easily the see the height of the wave and a 4 foot wave will never be overhead.(unless he's bending in half) Am I really having a debate over something this silly. Is there an ignore function on here? haha
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    Hawaiians under estimate wave size to make the Haole's feel inadequate... if they're 6ft is our 10ft then we must be riding 1-2 when we think its 6ft... and measuring from the back is ridiculous...I've never seen anybody ride that side... thats like measuring her cup size from the back... kinda useless...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark-hunter View Post
    haha...Are you for real? Hawaiin's were riding waves LONG before california bro's ever got there.
    You're the same guy that had an argument with me over that wind doesn't need a long fetch to produce swell and that all waves are generated on the ec within 30 miles of shore.

    History of surfing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_surfing
    http://www.clubofthewaves.com/surf-c...of-surfing.php
    Ever heard of Duke Kahanamoku


    Yeah the picture would be of the guy bending forward at the bottom of the wave as he takes a bottom turn. Once he's riding across the wave, then you can easily the see the height of the wave and a 4 foot wave will never be overhead.(unless he's bending in half) Am I really having a debate over something this silly. Is there an ignore function on here? haha
    Well, I didn't make any specific mileage determinations, but ah yeah, you were claiming that near shore winds don't generate surf. You alluded to the "fact" that winds, not even mentioning storm fronts, had to be well-offshore to generate waves on the east coast.

    Dude, this isn't southern California during a New Zealand swell. We just had a low push off last night. It was LOCALIZED, it wasn't 1000 miles off the coast. And it wasn't a huge storm system spawning hundreds of miles. Amazingly we had waves today. Jersey did anyways. Solid 2-3 ...clean little bowls peeling down the beach.

    I didn't check your links because I know what I'm talking aboot. Wherever you get your wave producing knowledge, take with a grain of salt.

    Hawaiins surfed long before Americans, but those dudes weren't even bothered claiming wave size. They were riding slow rolling two footers. You know all of them hotspots you see on the computer and in the magazines? Well, a Californian was the first to ride them. I'm not talking Waikikii, I'm talking Pipe, Waimea and all of those places. Yep, a Californian did it first. Though Hawaiins started "surfing" first, it was the Californians and Australians who made it was it is today.

    Yo, what does "wind needs a long fetch to produce waves," even mean? I know, throwing that word "Fetch" around makes you sound knowledgeable. Define "long." And I bet you need sites like this to "predict" when your favorite RI beachy is going to produce, huh? Well, I don't.

    You do know a surfer's "foot" isn't 12 inches, right?

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    Hahahaha how did I miss all this!? All good PJB, I never take regionally directed comments personally, besides, I know you would never mean to offend me. I'm gonna step out of this one and let you guys get it figured out, but I will say that my understanding of the North Shore spots we've all dreamed of as kiddies(Pipe, Sunset, etc.) were pioneered by Californians, that crew that was living off pineappes and stuff and camping. As far as I know, Makaha was the biggest ridden by Hawaiians up to that point, then whitey came and looked to the NS.

    *Due to flat spell induced tender feelings, I must include the disclaimer that no disrespect was intended towards Hawaii or it's people, California, whitey, the ocean, surfers, kneeboarders, bodyboarders, SUP's, African Americans, longboarders, or any other group that identifies itself through shared ethnicity of choice of board. China is exempt from this statement.
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    a one pound bird cannot carry a two pound coconut .... Maybe 2 swallo's carried it ..... run away ... run away ....