Into the Black

Last Link of the Day: Pro Surfer Makua Rothman's 100-Foot Wave Ride Caught On Video. He's hangin' ten. I'd just drop a deuce. Thanks Acleacius.
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Re: Into the Black
Jan 21, 2021, 20:34
Jivaro
 
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Jan 21, 2021, 20:34
 Jivaro
 
I am good with:

"FREAKING HUGE ASS WAVE THAT WOULD MAKE ME CRY FOR MOMMY SUCCESSFULLY TAMED BY DUDE SO CALM HE DOESN'T EVEN TURN AROUND TO CHECK THE WAVE"
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Jan 21, 2021, 12:28
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Re: Into the Black Jan 21, 2021, 12:28
Jan 21, 2021, 12:28
 
It's absolutely Point Break and that's the best line in it. I want a T-shirt with that on it.

No way Bells is bigger than Waimea bro!

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Jan 21, 2021, 08:40
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Re: Into the Black Jan 21, 2021, 08:40
Jan 21, 2021, 08:40
 
I have to agree that doesn't look like 100 ft. That said, if the surfer wasn't there for reference it would be difficult to have any idea how large it was. Yesterday I was watching some YT videos of recent activity at the Kilauea volcano and the sizes were very deceptive.
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Re: Into the Black
Jan 21, 2021, 02:31
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Re: Into the Black Jan 21, 2021, 02:31
Jan 21, 2021, 02:31
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 01:54:
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 22:46:
Let's say he's 6ft tall to make this easy. That is not a 100ft tall wave. If it helps, picture a 10ft basketball hoop, multiplied by 10.. this video doesnt make that wave look 100ft.. maybe 60-70 at best.


BTW: no, dont go back to twitter, unless you want more propaganda and censorship

They actually say 80-100 feet, and I believe it, but it doesn't help that the video is really horrible quality. You can barely even see the guy until almost halfway through it... by then the wave has moved pretty far and is rapidly shrinking. So just rewind back to the first few seconds and realize that the faint white line is the wake from his board, at which point he's smaller than the letters 'TMZ' are in the watermark. Also keep in mind that the wave doesn't stop where the foreground water line is, there's a dip ahead of it which can't be seen by someone floating near the shore.

Eh, I gotta agree with Houdini. That wave isn't much bigger than this one at Mavericks a few weeks ago, and it was estimated at 50', which looks right.
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Re: Into the Black
Jan 21, 2021, 01:54
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ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 22:46:
Let's say he's 6ft tall to make this easy. That is not a 100ft tall wave. If it helps, picture a 10ft basketball hoop, multiplied by 10.. this video doesnt make that wave look 100ft.. maybe 60-70 at best.


BTW: no, dont go back to twitter, unless you want more propaganda and censorship

They actually say 80-100 feet, and I believe it, but it doesn't help that the video is really horrible quality. You can barely even see the guy until almost halfway through it... by then the wave has moved pretty far and is rapidly shrinking. So just rewind back to the first few seconds and realize that the faint white line is the wake from his board, at which point he's smaller than the letters 'TMZ' are in the watermark. Also keep in mind that the wave doesn't stop where the foreground water line is, there's a dip ahead of it which can't be seen by someone floating near the shore.
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Jan 21, 2021, 00:09
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Jan 21, 2021, 00:09
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 22:28:
BTW is it safe to check Twitter again?
It is kind of weird. Twitter can be a useful tool, especially in countries where all the news comes from state run outlets. But in the US it mostly has a negative effect. The people who create the technology get all the side effects and few, if any, of the bonuses...
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Jan 21, 2021, 00:04
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Jan 21, 2021, 00:04
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 22:28:
Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 21:41:
"Whoa, whoa! No way Bells is bigger than Waimea, bro!"
Point Break?
Yeah, Point Break (the original).
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Jan 20, 2021, 23:49
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Jan 20, 2021, 23:49
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 22:28:
BTW is it safe to check Twitter again?
Twitter has done a fine job cleaning itself up.
The far right whack jobs and those chattering about election fraud have been banned and won't be missed.
But why would you want to go to Twitter in the first place.
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Re: Into the Black
Jan 20, 2021, 22:46
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Re: Into the Black Jan 20, 2021, 22:46
Jan 20, 2021, 22:46
 
Let's say he's 6ft tall to make this easy. That is not a 100ft tall wave. If it helps, picture a 10ft basketball hoop, multiplied by 10.. this video doesnt make that wave look 100ft.. maybe 60-70 at best.


BTW: no, dont go back to twitter, unless you want more propaganda and censorship
The amount of damage done to the US in the first week alone has to have China and Russia laughing at us.
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Jan 20, 2021, 22:28
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Jan 20, 2021, 22:28
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 21:41:
"Whoa, whoa! No way Bells is bigger than Waimea, bro!"

Point Break?

BTW is it safe to check Twitter again?
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Re: Into the Black
Jan 20, 2021, 21:41
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Re: Into the Black Jan 20, 2021, 21:41
Jan 20, 2021, 21:41
 
"Whoa, whoa! No way Bells is bigger than Waimea, bro!"
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