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#249967 - 15/04/2003 15:51 Where's the SWELL
beach_bum Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 15/04/2003
Posts: 3
Loc: Melbourne
Can anybody please explain what is going on with this so called monster swell. According to all the charts it should be about 6-8 foot by now but on recent inspection of the cams it still looks about 2 foot, confused where is it?

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#249968 - 15/04/2003 16:08 Re: Where's the SWELL
Matt Pearce Offline
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Registered: 26/01/2001
Posts: 4437
Loc: Kariong, NSW
Hi Beach ***

Not sure which cams you are looking at but the ones I can see look significantly more than 2 foot. The Portsea cam is about 4-6 foot according to their little speil(not sure what time of day this is taken). This swell will continue to build through the afternoon. By this evening and into tomorrow morning, it should be a fairly solid 10 foot across most Victorian beaches.

Matt

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#249969 - 15/04/2003 16:45 Re: Where's the SWELL
beach_bum Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 15/04/2003
Posts: 3
Loc: Melbourne
lets keep our fingures crossed, Bells still doesnt look that Big yet, the fnoc WAM charts show that it should be a lot bigger than it is

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#249970 - 15/04/2003 16:54 Re: Where's the SWELL
pingtang Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 18/11/2001
Posts: 5525
Loc: Nowra, NSW
There should be a big increase overnight.

Maatsuyker island off the south coast of Tasmania recorded a big increase in swell.At about 12:30pm today,a low,2 metre,SW swell was observed.At 3:30pm,a heavy,6metre SW swell was observed.Thats a significant increase in 3 hours!!!.Another buoy in Tasmania,went from 4metres with a period of 11seconds,to 7.1metres with a period of 15seconds.

Be patient.The swell will come up overnight.The swell should also increase in NSW pretty soon.Im expecting some serious size on Thursday,Friday,and the weekend.I'll definatly be snapping up more Bawley point photos.
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#249971 - 15/04/2003 17:12 Re: Where's the SWELL
beach_bum Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 15/04/2003
Posts: 3
Loc: Melbourne
Mays point should be punping more tube time than you can poke a stick at smile

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