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Re: Sup Surfing Tanker Waves In the Galveston Ship Channel (Texas)
« Reply #45 on: February 26, 2017, 07:59:43 PM »
^ click on "maps" then choose the "spots" tab

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Re: Sup Surfing Tanker Waves In the Galveston Ship Channel (Texas)
« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2017, 08:16:50 PM »
@yugi

Try this one for wind speed and direction. This one is an old favorite of mine and it updates every 15 seconds (or less).

https://www.wunderground.com/swf/Rapid_Fire.swf?station=KTXBOLIV2
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Re: Sup Surfing Tanker Waves In the Galveston Ship Channel (Texas)
« Reply #47 on: February 27, 2017, 03:28:12 AM »
NW, I just noticed, your site has an hourly wind forecast. There you will find everything you need to plan ahead.

https://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:77650.1.99999

Yugi's windsurf site is a good one to have in your weather folder as well.

You don't have to believe a forecast 100%. Just use it as a tool to make your own forecast.



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Re: Sup Surfing Tanker Waves In the Galveston Ship Channel (Texas)
« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2017, 04:06:05 AM »
@Badger

Off Topic:

When I was saltwater fishing from my sot (sit on top) kayak, wind direction and wind speed was very important for me. With the Galveston Bay Complex being so shallow, if the wind direction came from the southeast, we'd have green colored water conditions. That is excellent for fishing.

If the wind direction came from the south, fishing was good, but not excellent because the green water color would have a tinge of brown color to it.

If the wind direction came from the southwest, one might as well stay home because the water color was muddy brown from all of the brown colored sand in suspension. One's chances of catching redfish, speckled trout, sand trout or flounder would be would be just about "zero" since all of these fish are sight feeders.

Basically if the wind direction changed from the southeast to southeast with a wind speed of 10 mph or more, the water would go from green color to muddy brown color in 30 minutes of time.

Old habits die hard. And I've learned not to put 100% of my faith into any weatherman/woman's forecast.  ;) This is why I have numerous weather linked sites in my Favorites and I can check them any time and see what the wind is doing in real time (in seconds) which beats an hourly time as well as a long range forecast which often changes.
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Re: Sup Surfing Tanker Waves In the Galveston Ship Channel (Texas)
« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2017, 04:15:01 AM »

Have it your way. I tried.   :)
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Re: Sup Surfing Tanker Waves In the Galveston Ship Channel (Texas)
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2017, 04:29:04 AM »
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Basically if the wind direction changed from the southeast to southeast ...
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Like I said above. That's just the worst! I hate it when that happens.

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« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2017, 07:05:34 AM »
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Basically if the wind direction changed from the southeast to southeast ...
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Like I said above. That's just the worst! I hate it when that happens.

Typed too fast earlier this morning when I wasn't fully awake yet. I need that first cup of coffee in the morning. I wish there was a way to modify some of these messages when an error is found "later", but after a certain period of time, that ability is lost.

That should have read "changed from southeast to southwest". Just one letter off (from E to W).  ;)
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Re: Sup Surfing Tanker Waves In the Galveston Ship Channel (Texas)
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2017, 07:43:25 AM »
Feel free to write SE or SW etc like any seasoned maritime officer.


Have it your way. I tried.   :)

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Re: Sup Surfing Tanker Waves In the Galveston Ship Channel (Texas)
« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2017, 09:07:01 AM »
Predict wind, windy ty, wind guru, wind finder are all useful forecasting tools. The local wunderground stations are awesome for real world data. Have fun!
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Re: Sup Surfing Tanker Waves In the Galveston Ship Channel (Texas)
« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2017, 11:51:54 AM »
Night Wing... You probably saw this one from '09, but these guys didn't need a boat. Looks like a parking lot.  ..but how do you get back - Uber? 

Rather than the direct wake, both the videos I linked here use the backwash (?) or rebound when the wave hits the riprap.   




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Re: Sup Surfing Tanker Waves In the Galveston Ship Channel (Texas)
« Reply #55 on: February 27, 2017, 01:12:36 PM »
@Wetstuff

Yes, I've seen that video. When I first saw it, I thought those surfers needed just a little wider board for those mushy tanker waves. I thought to myself my 8'11"x31" Hammer with a 4 fin (quad) setup would handle those mushy waves very well.

But enough of the good stuff. How about some not so good stuff? Below is a video showing "how NOT to tanker surf".  ;)

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Re: Sup Surfing Tanker Waves In the Galveston Ship Channel (Texas)
« Reply #56 on: February 27, 2017, 02:47:35 PM »


Have it your way. I tried.   :)

 :o

By that I meant that I tried to show to NW how a wind forecast might be useful.

Apparently he didn't see any value in it which is his option.

I was heading off to work this morning and wrote too fast.

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« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2017, 03:15:55 PM »
^ I had understood that.

My surprise was at an ex-ship captain not exhibiting keen interest in wind forecasts.

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« Reply #58 on: February 27, 2017, 04:21:19 PM »
^  Ah, I see. Good point.  8)

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Re: Sup Surfing Tanker Waves In the Galveston Ship Channel (Texas)
« Reply #59 on: February 27, 2017, 04:54:09 PM »
My surprise was at an ex-ship captain not exhibiting keen interest in wind forecasts.

A wind forecast is just that. A forecast. Nothing more. It's not infallible. I ran into the wrong wind forecast for wind direction and wind speed many, many times so when I got those wind forecasts from the company office down at the docks, I took them with "a grain of salt".

Which means with a heavy weather front coming in and if the wind forecasts panned out, fine. But if those wind forecasts didn't, I was always prepared with a Plan B and lots of times, depending on how bad the wind and water conditions "might" get, I even had a Plan C.

Like I've said before and you already know from my previous comments in other topics which I know you've read, "I don't follow conventional wisdom".
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