- Some BIG swell coming in
- wonny jSubscriber
The black is >48ft swell due to land later today.Posted 5 years ago
That one from Lahinch was from last Friday
Posted 5 years agosingletrackmindMember
There appears to be a flood in front of my flat.
The sea has breached the defences further up the road and the set waves are running into the road .
The EA spent £5m on 70,000 tones of Norwegian Granite blocks to build up a huge shingle bank . Unfortunatly every 20 secs 70,000 tonnes of water washes the supporting shingle away .
Biggish tides and a F7 SSW , coupled with low pressure overhead all mean high sea levels and big waves ( for the Solent ) bet its huge at Marazion , Bluff, Gower , Croyde and Daymar Bay. The doom bar will be mast+ .. scary.
There will be epic surf conditions if the wind drops off as it is fairly chopping just now .Posted 5 years agosingletrackmindMember
Hayling Island , 3 miles East of Portsmouth .
Approx 10ft ASL , which doesnt seem quite enough just now.
I live 100m from the sea , which is epic on ‘big’ days and I windsurf alot and am reasonably proficient at it ( big floaty jumps and am almost sailing away from back loops )
I would have loved to get out tomorrow , if the wind swings more westerly and drops 10knots. It will be stunt ramp heaven but work calls unfortunatly.
Sea level dropped now as high water was 3pm, another high at 0350 tomorrow morning will be interesting , although the tides are dropping as we are heading onto neaps. Will probably be less windswell ,although its F8 just now .Posted 5 years agojambalayaMember
Indeed, the power of the sea is amazing.
I’ll dig out some footage from Biarritz which has been in French TV today, a couple of numpties where on a cliff side path thinking they were safe and got swept out to see by a big wave which crashed against the cliff, miracle they survived.Posted 5 years agomolgripsSubscriber
I’ve been watching the water coming in and out of the Thames for a few months from this office window. It’s always been flowing quite fast one way or the other, or just churning about when the tide’s on the turn.
Today however it was low and almost dead calm. A bit spooky really.. I assume the barrier was down.Posted 5 years ago
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