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MONSTER WAVE MEASURED BY SOUTHERN OCEAN WAVE BUOY [64 feet]
Met Ocean Solutions ^ | May 20, 2017 | Staff

Posted on 05/22/2017 12:55:11 PM PDT by C19fan

Earlier today, MetOcean Solutions' wave buoy in the Southern Ocean recorded a whopping 19.4 m wave.

Senior Oceanographer Dr Tom Durrant is thrilled. "This is one of the largest waves recorded in the Southern Hemisphere," he explains. "This is the world's southern-most wave buoy moored in the open ocean, and we are excited to put it to the test in large seas."

(Excerpt) Read more at metocean.co.nz ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: ocean; waves
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1 posted on 05/22/2017 12:55:11 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Surf’s Up!


2 posted on 05/22/2017 12:55:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Charlie don’t surf!


3 posted on 05/22/2017 12:57:04 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: C19fan

Could this be the big one that takes California into the sea?


4 posted on 05/22/2017 12:57:13 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (If a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you ever cared about.)
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5 posted on 05/22/2017 12:57:43 PM PDT by simpson96
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To: Army Air Corps

“If I say it’s safe to surf this beach, then it’s safe to surf this beach.”


6 posted on 05/22/2017 12:57:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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7 posted on 05/22/2017 12:58:20 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: simpson96

Talk about having brass ones.


8 posted on 05/22/2017 12:58:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

Or maybe an anti-cyclone.


9 posted on 05/22/2017 12:59:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: C19fan

Where is it going?

5.56mm


10 posted on 05/22/2017 1:00:46 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: C19fan
Any other buoys confirm? Speed? Direction?


11 posted on 05/22/2017 1:01:49 PM PDT by Delta 21
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Everyone remember the surfer?


12 posted on 05/22/2017 1:03:00 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Civil Rights movement compared content of their character to skin color and chose the latter)
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To: C19fan
I read a great book called “The Wave”. It starts out with this scientist lady researching large, rogue waves. And what the largest ever recorded was, what it could be, etc. She started off going around to various labs. But after the third lab told her that she would be better off talking to surfers - she did.

She followed them around on their crazy quest for catching “The Big One”. The surfers had a network of people all over the world connected via emails, etc. Many of them were also really into forecasting the weather, etc. Disagreements on where to fly to next. (Mozambique or California?) The dream was to surf a 100-footer. With dozens of extreme surfers showing up on some remote beach trying to catch it.

I'm not sure if the 100-footer was officially ever documented. I think the surfers said there have been a couple. But a really interesting book (true story) with a good mix of science and people and the surfer attitude.

13 posted on 05/22/2017 1:03:58 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts FDR's New Deal = obama)
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64’ waves occur off the coast of San Mateo county frequently at certain times of the year.

Ever hear of “The Mavricks?”
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14 posted on 05/22/2017 1:05:19 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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15 posted on 05/22/2017 1:05:48 PM PDT by outofsalt ( If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything)
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To: simpson96

World record

In November 2011, chasing storms and tracking swells paid off for McNamara as he entered the Guinness World Records. He caught a 78 foot (24 m) wave in Nazaré, Portugal after being towed into the wave from a jet ski riding a 6’0 Dick Brewer Tow Board. His record beat the prior world record by over a foot,[7] but the premature announcement (by others, not by McNamara) proved a source of controversy in the surf world.[8] Meanwhile, McNamara continued to search for an even larger wave.

In January 2013, McNamara broke his own world record by surfing an estimated 100-foot (30 m) wave.[9] He also did this off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal.[10]


16 posted on 05/22/2017 1:06:10 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts FDR's New Deal = obama)
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Oh NO....Elizabeth.....it's the big one.


17 posted on 05/22/2017 1:07:10 PM PDT by capt. norm (Two can live as cheaply as one...but for only half as long)
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To: editor-surveyor

I think the big difference is that this buoy was out in the open ocean - not surf. The study of open-ocean “rogue” waves is important to shipping, etc. Every once in a while one will catch a boat by surprise and sink it. Although I have no idea if this was one isolated monster wave - or was in the middle of a storm and was the tallest one.


18 posted on 05/22/2017 1:11:21 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts FDR's New Deal = obama)
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To: C19fan

Strange graph — for wave height, the lowest point on it is about 10 meters on large dips below what looks to be a nominal level of 14 meters. I just don’t understand.


19 posted on 05/22/2017 1:13:12 PM PDT by Bob (Damn, the democrats haven't been this upset since Republicans freed their slaves.)
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To: dfwgator

Having Brass Ones is standing on the 05 level (5 levels ABove the main deck which is 30 feet above the water line) and looking UP at the wave bearing on the starboard side. It makes no difference if the skipper turns toward it, that is a nervous time. Especially when you are still sailing into the storm.


20 posted on 05/22/2017 1:14:22 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (New York Times: "We print the news as it fits our views.")
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