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DW SUP vs Prone

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Created by kobo 1 month ago, 19 Oct 2021
tomooh
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25 Oct 2021 2:05PM
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Seen plenty of places where wind against tide or current makes some good looking conditions with steep bumps and chop. Once the tide and wind are together the bumps can almost disappear

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26 Oct 2021 8:44AM
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tomooh said..
Seen plenty of places where wind against tide or current makes some good looking conditions with steep bumps and chop. Once the tide and wind are together the bumps can almost disappear


Yes, my two favourite runs are like this. They go from world class to nothing on the change of tide. The ocean will also do this with rips and currents. Sometimes good to check out the ocean floor contours of your local run so you can see where the drop offs are and canyons. The shallower side of the drop off will have slower running big swells, but it will also bend them in towards the shore. The deeper side will almost always have a current running along it also having effects depending on which way it is running. Deeper ocean will retain more energy and likely stay more sorted, but the bigger swells will be going fast! Obviously this all depends on how far out you do you runs too. Sometimes staying close is better, use the refraction off headlands and beaches to form outgoing bumps and pyramids (turbo bumps). If you find on a particular run that you always have a dead spot in one area, have a look at the bottom shape and try work out whats going on? Then see if there's something close by (either side) that you could easily alter coarse to make the run better. Sounds technical, but it is not really.

Ride safe,

JB



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