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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    No, not me.

    Well, sea, count me impressed.

    DrP
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    The waves are only ‘awesome’ or ‘admirable’ around here…

    DrP

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    I’m 40 miles from the sea, but the duckpond had a 6 foot swell when the wind blew past earlier. And some of the puddles on the ranges last night were big enough to need tide tables.

    epicsteve
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    Many, many Februaries ago I did fishery protection in the north sea in “phenomenal” sea states. Very impressive and I enjoyed it a lot, especially as I was one of very few officers not suffering with sea-sickness which was nice as, being a reservist, I’d got a lot of ribbing out possible sea-sickness before we headed out to sea.

    We headed back in after a few days when we realised there were no fishing boats at sea!

    pondo
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    Wow – does that happen often?

    fasthaggis
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    Is it like in Space Balls ,will the winds go straight to ludicrous speed?
    🙂

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Degree Height (m) Description
    0 no wave Calm (Glassy)
    1 0 – 0.10 Calm (Rippled)
    2 0.10 – 0.50 Smooth
    3 0.50 – 1.25 Slight
    4 1.25 – 2.50 Moderate
    5 2.50 – 4.00 Rough
    6 4.00 – 6.00 Very Rough
    7 6.00 – 9.00 High
    8 9.00 – 14.00 Very High
    9 14.00+ Phenomenal

    46ft is *quite* impressive for a wave, I suppose.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Waves made entirely out of irn bru

    fasthaggis
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    Strong waves then ?

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    off the scale, quide liderally, mate.

    fasthaggis
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    Ach,as long as any exposed structures have been well designed,it will all be fine. 🙂

    mogrim
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    Is that “14+” the average height? 😯

    Premier Icon dawson
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    that black bit looks like a mouth..

    #seeing facesinthings

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    well these houses look strong enough, what could go wrong?

    (Birling Gap this afternoon)

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Am I the only one who starts humming this when I see the world ‘phenomenal’?

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N_tupPBtWQ[/video]

    Thought so. 🙂

    Am I the only one who starts humming this when I see the world ‘phenomenal’?

    No, but curse your quick fingers for posting that before me!

    epicsteve
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    46ft is *quite* impressive for a wave, I suppose.

    Trust me, it looks pretty impressive from the bridge of a relatively small ship (I was on an Island Class which is about 60m long).

    fasthaggis
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    well these houses look strong enough, what could go wrong?

    As long as they have all the heavy furniture (and gold bars) at the right end,it’ll be reet.

    bikebouy
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    #getswindsurfboards&rigsready
    😉

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Am I the only one who starts humming this when I see the world ‘phenomenal’?

    I get that when i see this fellow on the TV. Which is quite a bit as he co-hosts the football on BT Sport

    Re that wave height chart as a face. I see something different. With ireland as a massive, sexually engorged ****

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Where’s smurfmatt when you need him, he was Phenomenal all the time IIRC….

    Klunk
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    I can’t see the problem, i used to run my model trains over stuff like that all the time !

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Cornwall was quite impressive earlier too;

    epicsteve
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    I can’t see the problem, i used to run my model trains over stuff like that all the time !

    I hope there isn’t a car in that garage. Could be there for a while!

    Surfs up dude *SPOILER ALERT*

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78s7DO5eehQ[/video]

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    I’d forgotten just how bad that film was, or at least the acting….

    fasthaggis
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    It was awesome in 1991 😉

    gwaelod
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    mogrim – Member

    Is that “14+” the average height?

    it’s something called the Significant Wave Height. as a rule of thumb it’s the mean wave height (peak to trough) of the highest 1/3rd of the waves.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Significant_wave_height#Statistical_distribution_of_the_heights_of_individual_waves

    Premier Icon ads678
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    I’d forgotten just how bad that film was, or at least the acting….

    Best film EVAAAAAA!

    RIP Swayze.

    maxtorque
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    epicsteve
    I hope there isn’t a car in that garage. Could be there for a while!

    Or, if there is another couple of feet of erosion, a fairly short time………

    Premier Icon paladin
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    At least with the wind in that direction it won’t be too chilly. 😀

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    I might stick STRAVAAAA! on for the ride home, 20-40mph tail winds.

    ‘cept the roads will be jammed cos of Bob.

    Damn you, Bob!

    andyl
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    Does anyone else wonder if it is time to quit the UK before it gets washed away forever?

    Premier Icon honeybadgerx
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    Northwind – Member
    Waves made entirely out of irn bru

    *Awaits majority of the population of Glasgow to flock into the sea in some kind of lemming rush*

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Particularly when they hear the coast is being battered -they’ll be down there with deep fat fryers before you can say mars bar. 😉

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I hope there isn’t a car in that garage. Could be there for a while!

    Just seen the news. There was a small vehicle of some kind in it (mower or golf cart or something) but it wasn’t there for long – fell out of the bottom of the garage on the next tide along with the rest of their stuff!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    looks like Saturday into Sunday will be the worst waves this weekend;

    mogrim
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    gwaelod – Member
    mogrim – Member
    Is that “14+” the average height?

    it’s something called the Significant Wave Height. as a rule of thumb it’s the mean wave height (peak to trough) of the highest 1/3rd of the waves.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Significant_wave_height#Statistical_distribution_of_the_heights_of_individual_waves

    Cheers, knew I’d read something about that before. From your link, and the red blobs (>10m waves) on the map posted by wwaswas above:

    [list]1 in 10 will be larger than 10.7 metres (35 ft)
    1 in 100 will be larger than 15.1 metres (50 ft)
    1 in 1000 will be larger than 18.6 metres (61 ft)[/list]

    😯

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    For anyone who knows Portland…

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84EQtsgA0_8[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruxq_gQTsak[/video]

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