What was with Helene

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by beaner, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. beaner

    beaner Well-Known Member

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    Jun 4, 2006
    So here is a question for ya'll...How come N. Monmouth County (starting at Deal...) received little to no swell from Helene. For example, it was FLAT on Wed in Long Branch yet spring lake, bay head etc were all in the chest-head high range. Anyone offer an explanation (lump, micah).
    I assume that the continental shelf played some role but am not sure about other factors.

    lata
     
  2. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator Staff Member

    May 19, 2006
    I would say either of two things were the culprit - time, or bathemtry

    I surfed Wednesday in Ocean City, MD and it was very small during the morning. Then, as the tide filled in during the afternoon it was completely different scene (in a very short period) with solid sets rolling in in the chest-shoulder+ zone.

    And the other possibility is just the ocean bottom in N. Monmouth County isn't set up well for the long period ESE swells. What might happen is that the swells start to feel the bottom offshore and refract (or bend) - and possibly away from the N. Monmouth County area you were at and focused elsewhere. Or, perhaps the swell felt the offshore shelf and just disspiated in that area...

    So, did you think it could have been just temporal variance? or did you check the different areas at the same part of the day.

    In Delaware/Maryland it is the same thing. The long period swells will hit one spot with head high waves, and most of the spots will be tiny. In general, I think the optimal swell periods for the East Coast are from 8-11secs. Longer than 11-12 secs, some spots stop working.
     

  3. beaner

    beaner Well-Known Member

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    Jun 4, 2006
    nah, i was watching reports all weekend and it was waist high at it's biggest in N. Monmouth. definitely intriguing though.
     
  4. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
  5. jettyface

    jettyface Well-Known Member

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    Aug 5, 2009
    cepriano, you're a maniac.
     
  6. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    revamping 8yr old threads since nobodies posting anything bueno
     
  7. jettyface

    jettyface Well-Known Member

    180
    Aug 5, 2009
    What were you doing on Sept. 27th, 2006?
     
  8. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Watching Carter nail your momma at The Purple Moose Saloon. You had no idea, eh?
     
  9. all4blues

    all4blues Well-Known Member

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    Dec 14, 2013
    or pb drive
     
  10. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    You an I have surely crossed paths.
     
  11. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Well you're both named Zach. Perhaps you're the same person living to different lives and don't even know it, like in Fight Club....
     
  12. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    and you and he have virtually the same amount of posts.
    hmmmmm......
     
  13. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    The plot thickens
     
  14. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    sic.
     
  15. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    His name is Robert Paulson




















    His name is Robert Paulson















    His name is Robert Paulson