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PeakMaster

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Some beaches are about to be a bit smaller this Memorial Day. 2 weeks to replenish...no way.
 

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surf1ng

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Interesting to see some Jersey stats.

What does steepness in those charts refer to…
Wave steepness (ie barrelling or dumpy)?
Bottom contours of the sand in the wave zone??

What wind direction is offshore for Jersey waves?
 

PeakMaster

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Interesting to see some Jersey stats.

What does steepness in those charts refer to…
Wave steepness (ie barrelling or dumpy)?
Bottom contours of the sand in the wave zone??

What wind direction is offshore for Jersey waves?
1- Don't really know. I only look at size and intervals
2- generally West with slight variations depending on the beach and it's geographic location(i.e...Southwest, West, northwest)
 

surf1ng

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1- Don't really know. I only look at size and intervals
2- generally West with slight variations depending on the beach and it's geographic location(i.e...Southwest, West, northwest)
Roger that, thanks. Interesting re winds.

Anyone else know re steepness?
 

PeakMaster

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The south Jersey inlet that I frequent is already missing A LOT of sand since last fall.
I live 12 blocks from such an inlet. It's a popular beach in the summer.
Last year the Borough rented the equipment and did back passing.
I think they will contract out. Actually could have 60,000 cubic yards added if they start now. That will get them through Fall.
 

SeniorGrom

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How could a ‘surfer’ not be able to look at a map and figure out what wind direction is offshore? BTW I find that optimal offshores for most of our local breaks is 300-330 deg. In this age of bots and trolling it’s why I push back and get cranky when some appear way too naive (generous word choice).

Agree about the coastal erosion from this storm. Not a 6-12 hour hurricane event. This one has continued NE destructive gale force winds for 5-7 days. 24/7
 
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PeakMaster

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How could a ‘surfer’ not be able to look at a map and figure out what wind direction is offshore? BTW I find that optimal offshores for most of our local breaks is 300-330 deg. In this age of bots and trolling it’s why I push back and get cranky when some appear way too naive (generous word choice).

Agree about the coastal erosion from this storm. Not a 6-12 hour hurricane event. This one has continued NE destructive gale force winds for 5-7 days. 24/7
Yeah...there's a few beaches in CMC that will need sand before the end of this month. W WSW is the cleanest where we are.
I think it equates to:
SW​
236.25 - 258.75​
W​
258.75 - 281.25​
 

surf1ng

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I believe the steepness refers to the ratio of the average wave height to the wave period. I think the NDBC uses it as a scale on how likely the conditions are to capsizing boats at sea.
Ah I see. Thanks :).
We don’t get the Steepness stat in Australia (well at least not on the websites that I refer to for surfing conditions).
Cheers
 
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