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Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by 252surfer, Dec 17, 2014.
A few miles north....
Here are some shots - secret spot. The canyon funnels the waves here- always bigger then everywhere else
that's some good lurking, Boner. I've done the same kind of searching in West Africa. You'd be amazed at the stuff you can find in Russia...it's limitless.
P.S.---don't try this in the Philippines, you'll turn yourself into a zombie.
Ok, leave it to me to call bullshiiiiite here on boner buoy. How can anyone tell how big the waves are breaking from an overhead aerial from (supposedly) Google Earth? You can't, that's how.
Sure, the lines look great on those images. Bit Google Earth doesn't take the viewer down into the wave and / or on a horizontal plane. Ergo: impossible to discern wave heights.
Secondly, it's BS because these guys (especially highonlife, wtf sparky) are selecting known surf spots, albeit in remote areas (EX: Skeleton Coast, Namibia) and labeling them as 'machine like points & discoveries' via Google Earth.
C'mon, New Era Magellans of Geography, you're not finding anything credible, or new, and you can't prove it / disprove it. You're just staking a claim, that whole passive aggressive Internet crap that's sprung up in recent years, namely, hey, if I say it's so, no matter how preposterous, and YOU can't prove me wrong, then it is true!
EX: Venus has life; and since no one on earth can yet say that this is lunacy, then it must be true. Get it....?
Still Yankee, it would have to be big enough to make it stick out from an aerial view. If we pan over to vb we can see how small it is all the time... **** I need to quit my job and just go explore the earth.
Well, I agree with your latter statement 757. Lemme know when you're bailin' & I'm in for at least part of that epic surf trek!
The spirit of your Google Earth locate da surf breaks is positive & good. I'll leave it at that.
Somewhere in Jersey:
Not that big in the pic but def looks like it could have potential on the right tide and swell...
More from the mid-atlantic
Is this photo intentionally doctored to throw us off? The compass seems to be wrong. If north is orientated "down" - in reference to how we are viewing the photo- then the land mass needs to be on the "right" of the photo.
Its all about scale. For example that one with the oil tanker shipwrecked on the beach. Pretty easy to tell that is a head high+ wave. What you can't see is that usually somewhere out of the frame, there is a boat or a building or something. Once you have a point of reference, its pretty easy to tell how big things are. Also, you can zoom in very close, tilt the camera horizontal, and use the measuring tool to get an idea of how big a wave it. Probably not totally accurate, but it works. And call my bluff all you want on these spots not being legit... In all but one, I left the coordinates in the image. Check them out for yourself.
The thing is, this is literally the kind of stuff I had to do for school work. I'd have to be able to tell how large something is, what time of day, orientation, blah, blah, blah of said satellite image or aerial photograph. Once again, my major was geography with an emphasis on GIS (Global Information Systems/Satellites) and Remote Sensing.
And High on Lifes photos were from Somalia, not the skeleton coast, and the mid atlantic one is smith island.
wow I must #9/13
Dogmans! I grew up right there. We were so badass we had a lawyer on speed dial in case anyone threw our sh!+ in the water.
I have always thought the guys/gals selecting the photos for google earth were surfers. Even the images of my local spots seem hand picked to show how the waves break.
I mean, out of all the seconds, minutes, hours and days of photos they chose images of it firing.
Wow...look at all the crocodiles in second picture at rivers mouth.
Now we gaining some traction