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Garrett McNamara creditted with biggest wave ever at Portugal: 78′
NorthShoreHawaii ^ | Jim Caldwell

Posted on 06/17/2012 11:50:35 AM PDT by jwsea55

Video of Garrett McNamara. from Haleiwa, Oahu has surfed what is considered to be the biggest wave ever. The Hawaiian big wave rider caught the huge monster in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal, during the ZON North Canyon Project 2011.


TOPICS: Outdoors; Sports
KEYWORDS: largest; portugal; redondo; surfing
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1 posted on 06/17/2012 11:50:46 AM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55
Sorry, title should be

Garrett McNamara creditted with biggest wave ever at Portugal: 78 feet

It previewed fine with the apostrophe denoting feet.

2 posted on 06/17/2012 12:05:14 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55; Kevmo
Great shot ~ one huge wave.

So, the way LENR works ~ one of the ways it just has to work, is that regularly we get a HUGE WAVE of charge and you'll have an electron with an enormous charge ~ so it can wedge its way through the Coulomb barrier.

Notice that ALL the other waves around this one are small, delicate, ordinary waves of just average strength.

The math describing this phenomenon is postulated to be the same for all waves under all conditions

3 posted on 06/17/2012 12:35:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

WHISKEY. TANGO. FOXTROT.

OVER.

Muawiyah, this thread has nothing to do with your cold fusion crackpottery!


4 posted on 06/17/2012 1:01:49 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: dinodino
Wondered where you'd gone dinodino ~ long time no see. Still, did you like that wave? 78 feet!

Within your lifetime learned mathematicians, physical scientists, and ship's captains said they didn't exist and there you see a dude surfing it!

5 posted on 06/17/2012 1:07:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

You have not heard a ship’s captain claim large waves didn’t exist. They have been well-known for centuries by captains and have been documented by scientists for 75 or more years...

...and yes, I liked the wave. :)


6 posted on 06/17/2012 1:50:12 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: dinodino

not quite admitted to ~ within 75 years ~ more like 25 years ~ check Peregrine soliton at http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v6/n10/abs/nphys1740.html or read the cute story about the Lego pirate in a fishtank at http://www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-features/62516-lego-pirate-proves-existence-of-super-rogue-waves. I have to study that one a bit more because it suggests the existence of even bigger waves than anyone had thought possible. This stuff all derives from quantum expressions ~ not from ordinary hydraulic formulae.


7 posted on 06/17/2012 2:22:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I don’t mean to argue, but I feel obligated to correct you. A US Navy vessel famously took the first credible measurement of a rogue wave in 1933. They were noted for centuries earlier, however.


8 posted on 06/17/2012 3:02:27 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: dinodino

Back in the late ‘70’s a US Navy LHP returning from the Med with a Marine BLT on board took green water over the bow just off the North Carolina coast.

The flight deck of an LPH is 60 feet above the waterline. Several CH-46 helos tied down at the bow had their folded rotor blades broken by the force of the water coming over the deck.


9 posted on 06/17/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

I have no trouble at all believing that. The wave the Ramapo measured was 112 feet, and I’m sure that much bigger waves pop up from time to time. Luckily, not often!


10 posted on 06/17/2012 3:20:08 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: dinodino
Everybody knows about that photo. You can still find people arguing that it's fake.

25 years ago for scientific certainty.

11 posted on 06/17/2012 3:22:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jwsea55

Cool video!


12 posted on 06/17/2012 3:24:14 PM PDT by BRL
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To: muawiyah

Funny how you question the honesty of the USN deck officers who triangulated the wave height in their official report, but you believe every word that comes out of an Italian cold fusion scam artist’s mouth.


13 posted on 06/17/2012 3:29:34 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: BRL
Thanks. There were some other cool things there. Particularly like one of the pictures. We'll have to thank Jim Caldwell for this one!

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14 posted on 06/17/2012 4:02:03 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55

Pssst—Only one ‘t’ in ;credited’.

FRegards.


15 posted on 06/17/2012 4:48:41 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Thanks. Will pass that one along.


16 posted on 06/17/2012 5:08:00 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: dinodino
Hardly the case, but I was on top of this wave thing back when the proponents were saying they had the math to prove they exist, and the statistical evidence to demonstrate they were a serious hazard to shipping.

That's before cold fusion.

This latest bit of math looks just as intriguing ~ too many people imagine you can pile up vast mountains of water and not have some real world quantum effects take place right before your eyes ~ like even bigger waves without benefit of overlaps!

Concerning scientific proof, math is the proof. Pictures can be faked easily by 6th graders these days. You find a grade school kid faking math, now you've got something eh!

17 posted on 06/17/2012 6:11:26 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dinodino

http://factsanddetails.com/media/2/20120516-waves_create_sea_spray_over_t.jpg I think that’s the one you referred to. It’s impressive.


18 posted on 06/17/2012 6:28:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

This link shows how the officers of the Ramapo triangulated the wave height. Their report is, AFAIK, the first 100% credible and documented scientific observation of extremely large waves:

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/watwav.html


19 posted on 06/18/2012 7:03:34 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: dinodino

Alas dinodino without a satisfactory theory to explain it from trough to trough, the phenomenon, no matter how well documented doesn’t really exist ~ does it!


20 posted on 06/18/2012 9:02:21 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Perhaps in YOUR internal mental view of science. In the real world, however, science often sees a phenomenon and develops a theory to explain it. I am not aware of any controversy regarding rogue waves, and in fact I have a textbook printed in the Fifties which talks about these large waves.


21 posted on 06/18/2012 9:24:08 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: dinodino

That’s a problem. It doesn’t explain them all. Nor did it predict how we could find them with satellite observations.


22 posted on 06/18/2012 9:47:02 AM PDT by muawiyah
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