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    these are from the malibu's gallery, that looks legit 8' at least in OC...


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    yeah and about to max out...just please don't call it 15'

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCBoarder09 View Post
    Dude you got K-coast, Malibus and other places calling the size of the waves down here and im sure they wouldnt have there jobs if they didnt know how to give proper surf reports.
    I've never surfed OC.....so i can't say how it holds out. But, As far as surf shops giving out surf reports. They would still have there job even if the reports were way off. Their business is not to give reports...it's to sell products. The report is just an extra. And most shops get their info from other forecast sites like this one. Eastern Lines in Belmar sells alot of products. I've seen their report on here and as well as on their main site stating it's flat no fun. Several times.... When it was waist. So surf shop are gonna make money regardless of their reports.

    Not saying K-coast and Malibus don't give accurate reports...just saying some shops are more reliable than other one's with reports. And that they will have their jobs regardless of the report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    wave height measuring is pretty interesting.
    It's pretty simple actually....

    I heard someone mention before in a different thread that head high was 5' -- WRONG

    Head high is 6'
    DOH = 12'
    TOH = 18'

    that's just what it is!

    I'm on the east coast so I'm measuring the face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oipaul View Post
    these are from the malibu's gallery, that looks legit 8' at least in OC...
    I think that's a little bigger than 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aguaholic View Post
    I've never surfed OC.....so i can't say how it holds out. But, As far as surf shops giving out surf reports. They would still have there job even if the reports were way off. Their business is not to give reports...it's to sell products. The report is just an extra. And most shops get their info from other forecast sites like this one. Eastern Lines in Belmar sells alot of products. I've seen their report on here and as well as on their main site stating it's flat no fun. Several times.... When it was waist. So surf shop are gonna make money regardless of their reports.

    Not saying K-coast and Malibus don't give accurate reports...just saying some shops are more reliable than other one's with reports. And that they will have their jobs regardless of the report.
    haha yeah true. I didnt mean for it to sound like that, what I meant to write was, I dont think they would have that job ( "that" referring to the surf report) if they didnt know how to give a proper surf report. I know they would still have their job in general, but i mean they prolly wouldnt be in charge of the surf report, if that makes any sense. But yeah i understand some places mess up their reports sometimes as well
    Last edited by OCBoarder09; Jun 20, 2008 at 04:17 PM.

  7. #117
    Quote Originally Posted by Aguaholic View Post
    I think that's a little bigger than 8.
    By measuring its face height right at the peak it is. But most surfers don't describe waves that way if you told them it was solid 8' the would picture something about that size.


    This wave below probably had an 8-10 foot face right at the peak if a picture was taken right when the lip ptiched. Would you really call this 8-10?? why not measure the face height out on the shoulder where you would do your first turn?


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    Quote Originally Posted by South Bethany View Post
    By measuring its face height right at the peak it is. But most surfers don't describe waves that way if you told them it was solid 8' the would picture something about that size.


    This wave below probably had an 8-10 foot face right at the peak if a picture was taken right when the lip ptiched. Would you really call this 8-10?? why not measure the face height out on the shoulder where you would do your first turn?


    I see your point....but i have always measured from the peak. I do understand tho once the lip pitches it's not 10' anymore. So i do understand where u are coming form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aguaholic View Post
    I see your point....but i have always measured from the peak. I do understand tho once the lip pitches it's not 10' anymore. So i do understand where u are coming form.
    its real subjective for sure. I've always tried to be conservative in calling out size, mostly because i hate exaggerated phone reports only to show up and be disappointed and don't want to be the guy giving the pumped up report. So i try to size up the "usable" part of the wave and report it like that.

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    I still think this is the stupidest debate. The mid atlantic region just is not condusive to produce 15'+ waves. We have a giant continental self with no nearshore trenches that would alow deep water swells to connect with a break. My opinion is still D-OH is about it. You want to call it 20'+ go right ahead. Walk into your local shop and tell an employee that you rode a 20' wave in the mid atlantic and see the look you get.