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    sunday/monday forecast

    (virtual) buoy showing 3.5 to 5 feet at 14/15 seconds on sunday and the forecast is only knee high? am i missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavejunkie View Post
    (virtual) buoy showing 3.5 to 5 feet at 14/15 seconds on sunday and the forecast is only knee high? am i missing something?
    I hope you are because Sunday's my only hope.

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    Looks like steady offshore winds never let it build any further.

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    The reason the virtual buoy you are looking at shows 3.5 ft @ 15 seconds, is because the virtual buoy and other sites that provide data like this are showing the significant open ocean wave height.

    This measurement is the combined wave height of all swells.

    If you look at Swellinfo data, you will see there is a 1ft @ 15 second swell, and some small wind swell. So, if there is a 3.5 ft swell moving away from the coast due to the offshore winds, the the combined wave height would be 3.5 ft...

    Make sense?

    It is 3.5 ft, but only a small percentage of that wave height is from the the long period 15 second swell.

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    Looks like I'll just be working on my paddling this Sunday.

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    i have the luxury of living a few blocks from the beach. You know how many days there weren't supposed to be waves, but somehow winds and tide provided swell waist to head? Plenty...no matter how much data (even I living near the ocean pour over data day after day), i always check for myself. Most times the data is correct, but there are those days when its not and it works out for us lucky ones always checking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firewirerider View Post
    i have the luxury of living a few blocks from the beach. You know how many days there weren't supposed to be waves, but somehow winds and tide provided swell waist to head? Plenty...no matter how much data (even I living near the ocean pour over day after day), i always check for myself. Most times the data is correct, but there are those days when its not and it works out for us lucky ones always checking.
    Totally, especially when different spots work at different times. Since I'm 1.3 miles from the water, I have the same luxury. If it really does suck I'll seriously just paddle for the hell of it.

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    i think its going to be flat and mushy and rainy, and hopefully get another month long flat spell if you knwo what i mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by mexsurfer View Post
    i think its going to be flat and mushy and rainy, and hopefully get another month long flat spell if you knwo what i mean
    bastard...i hope you keep that sawzaw handy so when your wrong you cut that desk in half. lol very funny post btw...

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    Def be flat for a month. I know what you mean. Eyes are always better than swell charts. I have seen knee high on the site and show up to chest, but only at one spot.