A Sandy Beach Almanac

You've landed at Sandy Beach, NSW, Australia: Lat. -30.15331, Long. 153.19960, UT +10:00 – local map & zoom Google map. I live in a cabin on this beach, 25 kilometres north of the traffic and shops of Coffs Harbour, 600 km north of Sydney. My intention is to post observations of Nature and life within 1 km (1,000 paces) of my South Pacific home.


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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Rule of thumb for surf measurement

I don't need to look at the Pacific to know how big the surf is.

I have a theory that the height of the surf in metres, and the amount of slop, are directly proportional to the number of cars in the car park at the south end. My guess today was that the surf is more than one metre, but frothy.

I checked the carpark out, and then the surf, my guess was correct. The biggest surf I've seen here was a 22. Today's is rated 4 on the Carpark Scale. Not bad. My next post will show the synoptic chart.


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