Sep 27, 2011

Big Fetch

Tide was high and our waves we saw this morning are from the remnants of a tropical system.  I overheard someone say this morning, "I can't believe these waves are coming from a tropical storm that disintegrated!"  Well meathead, it didn't just disappear if anything it got bigger and meshed with another smaller system.  A huge wind field was thus created.  Winds weren't tropical storm force but they were blowing in the same direction for miles upon miles.  This is called fetch: the distance wind travels in a specific direction and speed.  The bigger the fetch the better the waves.  Too bad our local winds weren't ideal but it was weird this morning.  As the morning grew later the wind died down to almost nothing by noon time.  It turned out to be a decent surf session.



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