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    Maverick's happening

    http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/san...l-will-be-held

    18'-20' swell forecast

    big and heavy

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    I can hear the swell they are waiting on pounding the cliff in Peahi below my house right now.

    At night when the wind dies the sound rolls up the gulch a half-mile from where the stream goes into the ocean. Sounds like a 747 going back and forth mixed with low thunder.

    They are on their way to Mavericks now.


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    Paging Iceman!

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    I'm seeing 23 seconds, but I heard 25. This could get interesting.
    "Yo!! Brentley! Ya wanna get faded before work?"

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    Lets get the info right.

    Forerunners will be pushing the 28 second range today, but you won't be able to see those, as they will be tiny. Big enough to create some surges though. By tonight, energy will be showing at about 4' @ 23 seconds. Big enough to see, and some focal points will be going off, but not enough for Mavs.

    The swell will peak at just under 10' @ 19 seconds. So, a 10' swell. Breaking waves at Mavs will be well over the 20 foot range, pushing into the 25' realm, with some bigger sets.


    Most solid swell we have seen in years. Lots of west in it, which hits the reef pretty damn squarely. There will likely be carnage. Nice long period will add to the thickness. Only concern is the first signs of winter as a storm moves into the PNW providing us with a slight south flow.

    Good luck to the gents competing. Stay safe out there.

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    9.8 at 10sec. showing green light

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    Saw that buoy reading on their site.

    spectral has a peak 6.9@20 and cdip is 12@20, 290^

    A 10 sec period does not even touch bottom (or break in other words) at Mavs.

    12@20, OTOH, will break at about 20-25'

    surfline is calling it 15-21'

    super clean out there this morning. devil wind from yesterday has subsided. lucky for me, I can't get out till this evening. not sure i'll have enough time to drive up the coast 10 miles and defy death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    Saw that buoy reading on their site.

    spectral has a peak 6.9@20 and cdip is 12@20, 290^

    A 10 sec period does not even touch bottom (or break in other words) at Mavs.

    12@20, OTOH, will break at about 20-25'

    surfline is calling it 15-21'

    super clean out there this morning. devil wind from yesterday has subsided. lucky for me, I can't get out till this evening. not sure i'll have enough time to drive up the coast 10 miles and defy death.
    thanks for clarifying that...the 10sec was throwing me.

    the damn live cam isn't loading for me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawjack View Post

    the damn live cam isn't loading for me!!
    Same here. Have you tried Red Bull's site?

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    Yea, was there but didn't see a feed.

    edit - found it http://live.redbull.tv/events/374/ma...tational-2014/

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    This first round is taking a beating

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    yea, when I heard them say a board was tombstoning...that was just scary shit.

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    seeing some good rides now

    round 1 heat 1 complete. waiting on results
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    amazing to watch this stuff

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    Mason would be charging that shit on his 5'8 mini driver

    Rog

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    Went out for a morning surf came back and watched the replay. Some heavy, heavy wipeouts. Rough. Fun watch.

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    Equal opportunity for women to die same as the guys. Unfortunately, must cut into the already paltry prize pool.

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    I know several women who charge up their regularly. Kind of stoked on this decision.

    No one is in it for the prize money'.

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    Keala is going to kick some ass..island pride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    I know several women who charge up their regularly. Kind of stoked on this decision.

    No one is in it for the prize money'.
    I recall reading some complaints about the money in the past. One year, they weren't able to pay the winner right away which put him in a real bind because he had to borrow money to travel to get there and was flat broke. I think he was eventually paid, but it was spread out over a year or something.

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    Here is the article I was thinking of. http://www.modernluxury.com/san-fran...ns-wave?page=4

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    Going off right now.

    Cool view from the air of Kai...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BriIPVKH...=1usun205zrb3h

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    Surreal.

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    I rode my bike to the coast this morning because I wanted to see the big waves. Surfline said 20 feet at Tunitas Creek, which is the easiest place for me to bike to. It was cool, but it didn't look like Mavericks. I am a kook.

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