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Old 08-02-2016, 08:47   #1
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Surf that ya bugga..!!
Massive 200 FOOT WAVE crashes over Cornish cliffs | Daily Mail Online
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Re: Its getting a bit rough round Cornwall

Not really a 200 foot wave, that's something for the movies. More a 200' wave splash.
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Well Dockhead's going to be busy.. there's 90mph winds and 13metre sea's being reported in the English Channel.. ferry ports closed etc.. hope he's somewhere snug.
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Well Dockhead's going to be busy.. there's 90mph winds and 13metre sea's being reported in the English Channel.. ferry ports closed etc.. hope he's somewhere snug.
Cowes! Pretty snug in a SW-er. Lines doubled, and sprung off a bug gaff rigger opposite.

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Re: Its getting a bit rough round Cornwall

The boat was rockin' a bit last night down here in Devon

There were some massive gusts in front of the huge squalls coming over, still blowing but not as bad as it was. Some of the tankers are barely moving on marinetraffic heading down the channel, lots more tucked in behind head lands.

Prawle Point last night:
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Cowes! Pretty snug in a SW-er. Lines doubled, and sprung off a bug gaff rigger opposite.

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Sweet... damn.. could kill for a pint of 'Sam's' and a good pub lunch..
The Med diet is bludi boring after a while..
a good stew with suet dumplings.. steak and kidney pie..
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Re: Its getting a bit rough round Cornwall

More Cornish exxajeration designed to get tourons to come kill themselves in splash exxtacy.

A big "Bawfa" on Boaty for enticing riots of grandious laundrymaking.

If you want exxcitement go to Yorkshire and mlk a cow! Keep your eyz off this Bluuudy videio.

Wavy wavy wavy hahahahaaaaaa
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Re: Its getting a bit rough round Cornwall

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Not really a 200 foot wave, that's something for the movies. More a 200' wave splash.
What, you're surely not suggesting that the Daily Mail might exaggerate? You'll be trying to tell us next that Fox News is not always the gospel truth!

Many years ago, I and a bunch of work colleagues did a survey over four or five months of our selected daily newspapers (all UK) comparing stories and headlines. At the end of which we concluded that it was dangerous to read the Daily Express: In any story concerning a major disaster, such as hurricane, air crash or the like, the Daily Express's forecast of the numbers killed and injured was invariably the highest; it therefore stood to reason that their readers must be at a greater risk of being casualties of such events than the readers of other newspapers.
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Re: Its getting a bit rough round Cornwall

[QUOTE=SaltyMonkey;...If you want exxcitement go to Yorkshire and mlk a cow...[/QUOTE]

Having been doing exactly that for the last few months, I can report that once you've milked a few hundred of the buggers, for the nth time, the excitement does begin to pall slightly; though you never stop seeing the funny-side of them crapping on your head.
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Wow - Mum-in-law lives near Prawle....!
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Re: Its getting a bit rough round Cornwall

Since we're talking about surf, I thought you might enjoy seeing that not all crazy people are cruisers.

There's a lot being written about how the Pacific El Nino is creating ridiculously large surf this year. I haven't seen anything on CF about unusual waves or difficulties. Is it all converging on Hawaii?
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Re: Its getting a bit rough round Cornwall

West coast of Florida feeling the effects as well. Gale force or near Gale force winds weekly it seems. Including starting up now and all through tomorrow.

Surfers here are loving it but for me at anchor not so much. Four foot breaking waves on the bow a week or so ago. Boats going walkabout, etc.

Even some "little" tsunamis, but I forget the correct term.


Then again, someone got hit and killed by a meteorite yesterday, so could be worse. (Overseas somewhere)
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Re: Its getting a bit rough round Cornwall

They must have very small feet.
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