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Hurricane Dean Could Cross Over

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

This could get really interesting really fast. After making landfall over a sparsely populated area of Mexico, two of the four potential tracks produced by weatherundergournd.com have Dean crossing mainland Mex and racing up the Sea of Cortez, building back to hurricane speed as it goes.

Hurricane Dean Tracks

The warm water of the Sea of Cortez is like a trail of giant twinkies to a fat man. Or better, a fat man that is somehow running in 100 degree heat. Fat men don’t slow down easy, so where that trail of twinkies ends expect a wet, sticky collision.

Hurricane Dean Tracks

The loneliest track on the map takes Dean on a vacation to Cabo. The storm then swings west of Baja where it will find plenty of warm water to build strength with. This could mean swell for San Diego by the beginning of next week. Here’s hoping the fat man avoids the trail of Cortez twinkies and kicks out some swell for us.

Jamaica, Hurricane Dean, Surf And Destruction

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Every surfer on the east coast prays for a great hurricane swell, while simultaneously hoping the storm stays well away. For Jamaica today, this isn’t the case. Here’s a little taste (ala Ernesto) of the kind of surf Jamaica was experiencing a few days ago. The waves in the video are likely smaller than those Hurricane Dean provided.

Saturday was likely the best day, but large surf on an island that doesn’t get it often can be a curse. All kinds of debris floating in the lineup from pilings, 2x4s, sheetmetal, trees can present a real danger. As of Sunday at 1pm PST, the whole island is getting sucked over the falls. After it passes, the swell will still exist but debris in the water will be joined by sewage, chemicals, dead animals… all manner of pollutants.

Lets hope the people of island make it through the storm safely. NHC Storm Track


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  • Hey wow, check out this video of GH I found on Mollusk's site.

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  • I want one of these surfboard slings for those long walks to trestles.

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  • A three six zero preformed on nothing more than a belly button. (How's the commentary brah!?!) Here's an erBB thread with more video from this contest at Sandy's Beach in Hawaii.

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  • Ryan Heywood releases Bodysurf v3. Spot-Fucking-On and not a logo to be found. Makes me want to go get some with just my skin on.

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  • Remember the press release, email and social media campaign quk put out when Julian Wilson pulled that sushi rollshit? O'niel and redbull have a clone of that machine rolling for Jordy's rodeo flip. Here's the video on Yahoo sports.

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  • A new episode of Hi Shredability with Chris Christenson and Brad Gerlach riding Harleys and looking for waves in New York.

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  • Awesome spot logos! Just don't ask where they are.

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  • Reminds me of byrne, the heads, arcade fire... etc. You can get their album for a buck through July 4th.

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  • Why couldn't these guys take the Cardiff reef sup crew with them? We could have all chipped in to make it possible.

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  • The End Of The Road. Why we'll have no seafood left in 50 years. I ate my entire seafood quota for the year the other week in North Carolina.

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