Slurpee Waves of Nantucket.....

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wellymon started the topic in Friday, 27 Feb 2015 at 12:57pm

I've never seen such cold waves, nearly frozen....? Worth a look;)

http://www.staywildmagazine.com/news/2015/2/24/the-slurpee-waves-of-nant...

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chook Friday, 27 Feb 2015 at 3:23pm

what a great shot! i get brain freeze just looking at it.

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wellymon Friday, 27 Feb 2015 at 4:06pm

Pretty awesome shots. Out to sea looks onshores wooble!
Do these waves break perfect like this due to the density of slurpee ice in the wave...?

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lostdoggy Friday, 27 Feb 2015 at 4:07pm

Seen as though I haven't even seen polar regions waves look anything like that; could it be a low salt concentration contributing to this outcome?

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the_b Friday, 27 Feb 2015 at 8:34pm

the waves stirrin it up as the water freezes breaks up the ice to a slurry of crystals - like a slushie machine.

now what sorta wetty ya need for that?

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niggly Friday, 27 Feb 2015 at 9:17pm

unreal shots.

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wellymon Friday, 27 Feb 2015 at 10:29pm

the_b wrote: the waves stirrin it up as the water freezes breaks up the ice to a slurry of crystals - like a slushie machine.

now what sorta wetty ya need for that?

A thick one that has a long lasting battery operated electric blanket built inside.
A big crane with a long reach boom on the beach as a secondary back up, ready to hook you out when your heart rate goes thru the roof;)