What Size?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by ECsponger, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

    797
    Feb 27, 2008
    How big would you call this wave?
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    I'd say 8-10ft, what would you say?
    (photo not mine, part of a series from after the big snow storm in Feb.)
     
  2. chrisd

    chrisd Well-Known Member

    360
    May 12, 2009
    that looks fing big.
     

  3. pvjumper05

    pvjumper05 Well-Known Member

    685
    Jun 15, 2008
    i'd say 12 feet if he is 6ft tall

    however, its probably considered about 8-10 like EC said if we did the back of the wave and if we did hawaiian scale
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2010
  4. rgnsup

    rgnsup Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    I would call that a solid 8ft.
     
  5. stoneybaloney

    stoneybaloney Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Yeah I would also say 8-10ft.
     
  6. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

    918
    Oct 23, 2007
    I'd say 10 ft. that's prob be 6 ft. hawaii but how do I know I've never even been there...
     
  7. MATT JOHNSON

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
  8. wavejunkie

    wavejunkie Well-Known Member

    50
    Sep 8, 2008
    i'd say 8-10. it depends where you measure it, the peak surely could have been 10 plus but by the time he makes he drop does his turn he will probably have an 8 ft wall.
     
  9. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

    800
    May 21, 2006
    Looks to be 10 to 12 foot. Draw a straight horizontal line just a bit over the surfer's head to the far right of the picture. There is as much wave face above as below the line.
     
  10. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I'd feel safe calling it DOH. Solid 10ft. with DOH drops. Nice wave.
     
  11. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    yeah, that's a macker
     
  12. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

    797
    Feb 27, 2008
    Next question, how many of you would drop in on a wave of this size? I know I would give it a go :D how 'bout you?
     
  13. stoneybaloney

    stoneybaloney Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    It looks like long-period swell, so if I made the paddle - I'd try the drop. I don't mind eating it sometimes if I know I won't get pounded by one wave after another right behind it.
     
  14. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

    918
    Oct 23, 2007
    without even thinking about it... I'd def. go for the stand up too.
     
  15. epidemicepic

    epidemicepic Well-Known Member

    502
    Feb 21, 2008
    that guy is pretty hunched over, and hes riding down in the deepest part of the bowl, and teh wave is also really peaky/wedgey... i think that this makes it look bigger than it is. prob solid 8 foot. And as far as dropping in, i would do so with a huge grin on my face haha.
     
  16. grande gallo

    grande gallo Member

    17
    Nov 14, 2009
    About 10ft. And yes, definitely.
     
  17. Salty

    Salty Well-Known Member

    159
    Jul 10, 2008
    On second look, I think it's more like a solid 8-10 ft. - I'd try it (and I'm old!) - but it looks on the shallow side, so I'd also realize that if I didn't make it, I'd probably really get worked!
     
  18. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    where/when was that taken?
     
  19. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    if you look at his line, he probably dropped right at the peak which had to be doh
     
  20. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Just my opinion, but that is 6-7 foot beach break... not DOH. I agree with all of your logic here, but I have been corrected by all kinds of surfers over the years about wave heights etc, and these days, guys arent measuring wave faces anymore, rather than the size underneth the lip when it heaves, if you can stand up in a 10 foot tube, then its DOH kind of thing...

    Just my opinion... I have seen a lot of photos of OBX etc of guys riding waves listed as 12-14 ft, when in my opinion, they are not even close to that.

    Nice big wave though...