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Old 16-09-2010, 04:48   #1
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Hi everyone,

Thought that you might be interested that here in Tasmania today there was a report of the "wave rider bouy" off the coast of southern Tasmania recording a wave height of 18metres (58feet) today.

Wind speeds of 120kph were also recorded.

Didn't bother going for a sail.

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Yep. No thanks.

We almost ran over one once and wondered if the thing recorded our wash.
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WaveRider buoys spend a lot of time at the bar and are notorious for tall tales and big waves.!!
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WaveRider buoys spend a lot of time at the bar and are notorious for tall tales and big waves.!!
Yes of course, and a bar crossing is a pub crawl!!
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heard a couple reports that it was a bit rough on the boat across from melbourne too,
apparently a few folks were green around the gills
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We must have got the same swell up here over the last few days, but it arrived at about 2-3 m with mainly moderate offshore winds. I bet when they saw that thing coming at you the boys down your way were getting ready for a bit of tow in surfing at shipsterns?

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Surfer Shane,

They were surfing everywhere on the south and east coast.

The Maatsyker Island lighthouse reported waves of 18 metres also.

A friend of ours who is a surfing fanatic reckons he was watching perfect breaks of between 3-5 metres.

Yacht race here on Friday night in enclosed/sheltered waters had wind speeds of 60knots and a crewman from a catamaran was lost overboard and drowned.

All in all not good.

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Ken,

It is never too polite a trade-off that the fronts some surfers are hoping will bring perfect waves can also cause so much destruction and even death. A real paradox that at least has taught me to read weather maps and respect the power of the ocean.
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Ken,

It is never too polite a trade-off that the fronts some surfers are hoping will bring perfect waves can also cause so much destruction and even death. A real paradox that at least has taught me to read weather maps and respect the power of the ocean.
Shane me hearty (still talking like a pirate day)

I bet one day you'll post pics of yourseld, harnessed up as you sail solo, surfing your own bow wave on a short board in some weather we'd all rather be oblivious of!
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