Opposite swell direction??

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Opposite swell direction??

Postby Burler » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:41 pm

Hey guys. Bit of a newbie question I think but please help if you can. Hoping to get out on a dawn patrol tomorrow at Saltburn or Cayton. MSW is forecasting primary swell south while secondary swell is north. I'm just wondering what the effect of this will be on the waves? Have had a look online but can't seem to find anything specifically on this subject. Cheers n beers :-)
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Re: Opposite swell direction??

Postby Burler » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:29 am

Nobody?!
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Re: Opposite swell direction??

Postby Tomdiddlybomb » Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:28 pm

basically no weird effect, one swell will dominate and the other will possibly contribute to the size or make it a bit lumpy and bumpy
in most places the swell directions are going to be almost identical by the time the waves get anywhere near breaking so it won't make a huge amount of difference
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Re: Opposite swell direction??

Postby Dantastic » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:29 pm

Be bang offshore at saltburn mate. Cayton will be affected by the fairly strong winds that are predicted.
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