I'm skimming oil off SF Bay this Tuesday

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  1. norcal

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    Normally inside of SF bay is flat. But with a huge north swell a little point inside the Golden Gate goes off for skim.

    Monday
    12/3 Up S 10-15 early Possible raw swell #9 building to 13 ft @ 15 secs late 16-18 ft 260 degrees
    Tuesday
    12/4 Up calm early Raw swell #9 at 17 ft @ 15 secs 20 ft 270 degrees


    ^^ = [​IMG]
     
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  2. Fee

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    Eep, that looks crazy cold. Enjoy yourself, stay away from those rocks!
     
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  3. GRANITECHIEF

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    Sweet skimmin conditions.

    Did you hear about the HUGE (25 ft+) WNW swell supposedly coming Tuesday-Wednesday!!

    That might make for some fun ones too!
     
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  4. norcal

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    Water's about 55 right now. There was a pier there so there are pilings (look and feel like rocks) everywhere. In that photo, on a lower tide I would be on top of one.
     
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  5. norcal

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    Yep, that's the swell forecast that I posted above the picture. I'll be taking a really long lunch.
     
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    Great. That just makes it sound scarier. Please be careful, I'm sure we would all miss hearing about your 'nieghbor on a swing' if something horrible happened to you. ;)
     
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  7. norcal

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    I'm hitting at the community courts at 5 tonight. If you're in the hood stop by and say hi.
     
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  8. SFrazeur

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    What? Were there no young women in bikinis to take pictures of? :grin:


    -SF
     
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  9. Fee

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    And break our streak of never meeting despite living within a few miles of each other? NEVA!

    Depends on how long the DC matches last, yes I am being a complete couch potato for them. I have to run some errands after that, so if you see a pear shaped figure with BIG HAIR wandering around, that is me. I will not be there to hit.
     
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  10. StealthGnome

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    Are you going to volunteer to clean up the bay?
    I heard you need a week or two for hazard training.
    A lot of places are filled up.
     
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  11. norcal

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    [​IMG] How's that?

    In related news, the swell is beginning to fill in. Should be monster size tomorrow!

    [​IMG]
     
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    What was the story regarding concerns voiced by NOAA and the Coast Guard regarding further potential damage caused by the skimmers?
     
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