hawaiian yeah nah

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groundswell started the topic in Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 7:28pm

wave sizes are such a wank in the surfing industry try building a house to the specs we all use in surfing. Hawaiian sizes are simply an egocentric view of waves and the house would takeover the neighbors lawn. W ill continue to measure waves in Hawaiian sizes, i e measuring three times smaller than it is but i know its wrong and inaccurate.

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groundswell commented Monday, 8 Feb 2021 at 6:39am

yeah nah

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Fraser G commented Monday, 8 Feb 2021 at 8:50am

I reckon SW WA is even worse.

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dandandan commented Monday, 8 Feb 2021 at 9:19am

I have a frothing hard charging friend that once referred to the waves being "a solid 4 foot aye, triple over head on the sets". I pull out the seven footer if he describes the waves as being anything more than 3 foot.

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 8 Feb 2021 at 11:27am

.... and at the other end of he spectrum Urbnsurf .... describing waves at 1-1.5 metres and I struggle to find anything above 2 foot in the online footage

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Ray Shirlaw commented Monday, 8 Feb 2021 at 11:43am

I reckon its helped to discourage non surfers from starting. A radio or tv report of "Good sets to 3 foot" as we know,can be a cranking session. To anyone else, that just sounds like undersized,even embarrassingly small waves barely worth bothering with.