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Re: "wave heights around 45 feet west west of Ireland"
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 07:56:26 AM »
Looks like all of Europe is going to get some

https://www.surf-forecast.com/weather_maps/North-Atlantic

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Re: "wave heights around 45 feet west west of Ireland"
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 05:32:09 AM »
It has been constant. I live three miles to the beach on the quite countryside and the roar of the ocean is quite audible.
Where and when to surf become quite complicated equations.  15’ at 23 seconds is the new swell expected today.
Hopefully before dark.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2020, 05:36:03 AM by surfinJ »

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Re: "wave heights around 45 feet west west of Ireland"
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 10:39:54 AM »
The National Weather Service’s Ocean Prediction Center reported that a satellite passing over the storm detected a significant wave height of 64 feet west of Ireland. This means individual waves in that area were potentially as high as 128 feet! Significant wave height is defined as the average of the highest one-third of waves in a particular period, and tends to run about half the height of single waves.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/02/14/storm-dennis-historic-bomb-cyclone/
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Re: "wave heights around 45 feet west west of Ireland"
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 12:54:16 AM »
The problem is the wind. And the rain, leading to widespread flooding, since Dennis is just after storm Ciara.

Local to me, there have been gusts of wind up to 91mph, and it’s been F7-10 onshore for days. Tough to surf in that, at most spots.

Here was the surf in storm Ciara, which seemingly turned into the beginning of storm Dennis with only one day of good surf between them:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-sussex-51444109/storm-ciara-hastings-lifeboat-battles-through-waves

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Re: "wave heights around 45 feet west west of Ireland"
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2020, 07:41:08 AM »
Check out this plane landing in crosswinds in London


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Re: "wave heights around 45 feet west west of Ireland"
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2020, 08:53:26 AM »
Just like surfing (sort of), nice kick-out!

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Re: "wave heights around 45 feet west west of Ireland"
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2020, 01:09:51 PM »
A 10 - the surfer looked to be in better circumstances than the rescue boat, but he probably didn't think so.

...and that Airbus, I wonder if the rudder alone was able to kick the tail around like that, in that wind. Impressive display of subtle control by the pilot for sure.   
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