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    Our wave mesurments

    Whats overhead in feet and double oh and so on? Im always cum fused about that.

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    head high - 5-6ft.
    double O - 10-12ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    head high - 5-6ft.
    double O - 10-12ft.
    This is another exciting topic, lol. Head high is normally 6 foot and double o/h starts at 12 foot. Five foot is shoulder high using a standard 6 foot person, unless we want to weenie down to 5 foot standard by using the 3rd world mean height of men or round up/down to 5 foot for women. Think about it for a second... surf in the 8 to 9 foot range could be called almost double overhead. NOT. Just say how many feet high the face of the wave is and forget about comparing body part heights that are so inconsistent when there a range of menehunes to The Beef (that MD freak of nature for whom a 9' board is a shortboard) out there riding.

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    to me head high is 6 ft double over head is 12 feet and so on.

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    wave heights have always bothered me....why is it that a 6 foot wave can look like a 4 foot wave from a distance, a 9 foot wave up close, a 3 foot wave to a Hawaiian, or head high to most of us east coasters??? The difference between face heights, back heights, swell heights (crest to trough) has always bothered me too. A 4 foot swell can have a 10 foot face if conditions are right !!

    Bottom line, waves blow my mind...

  6. dude who gives a **** just surf

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPR View Post
    Whats overhead in feet and double oh and so on? Im always cum fused about that.
    or try going to school and learning how to spell

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    nah i think that was intentional


    I heard that head high is 5ft. (not because people are five foot but because when surfing you bend your knees so you're smaller). which would mean that doh is 10ft. so i agree with swellinfo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakagrom View Post
    nah i think that was intentional

    I heard that head high is 5ft. (not because people are five foot but because when surfing you bend your knees so you're smaller). which would mean that doh is 10ft. so i agree with swellinfo
    I recall thinking this day was o/h, in the 8' range, but I guess you'd call it double o/h+

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    that wave to a hawiaan (or anyone else not on the gulf/east coast) is about 4 feet.

    sick wave, regardless.

    i see it this way, it's all head high if you lay on your stomach