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Old 24 July 2011, 14:34   #11
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sea conditions says moderate for tmw, do you guys think that is still bad for a sib.
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Old 24 July 2011, 14:35   #12
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WMO Sea State Code Wave Height (meters) Characteristics
0 Calm (glassy)
0 to 0.1m Calm (rippled)
0.1 to 0.5m Smooth (wavelets)
0.5 to 1.25m Slight
1.25 to 2.5m Moderate
2.5 to 4m Rough
4 to 6m Very rough
6 to 9m High
9 to 14m Very high
Over 14m Phenomenal



At what point would you guys say no to sibbing
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Old 24 July 2011, 16:19   #13
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I think id be saying no at the high end of moderate and consider anything less depending on other weather conditions
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Old 24 July 2011, 16:31   #14
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This is probably not the way to find out what you want to know, i.e. is it worth your while going SIBbing when the WX is poor. I'd guess that you're not going to have much fun in anything over a low force 4. Ultimately, in a SIB, it will depend on you, the craft and the local conditions. Wind over Tide can ruin a sibbers day.

I think you need to go out in very calm conditions and find a few waves - see how it goes.
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Old 24 July 2011, 16:44   #15
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going out from newcastle, tynemouth coast.
You can stay in the river and there is loads to do inside of the piers. There is nearly always confused sea between the piers- even in good conditions.

If the weather is reasonable go for it, if it blowing then I would suggest a jolly up the river.

If you need any info, drop me a PM.

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Old 24 July 2011, 17:43   #16
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Moderate sea state is usually more than rough enough to ruin your day. A decent sized sib will manage a force 4 to 5 no problems, and probably high end moderate sea state. You won't though. Believe me, I took my old sib out in a high force 4 and it's not fun, it's wet, cold, a tiny bit scary and overall unpleasant. A small sib really is a good weather boat, unless you feel particularly hardcore it's best to leave it if the weather is bad
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Old 24 July 2011, 18:05   #17
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a 2m wave is the same height as a door, sit on you butt by the door, look up, if the wave is that high do you want to be out?
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a 2m wave is the same height as a door, sit on you butt by the door, look up, if the wave is that high do you want to be out?
Yes it is and no I don't. I've met a few lumps in my beachtoy that I couldn't see over before entering the preceding trough and as I climbed them I thought - "shit!"
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I was out of Amble earlier today. Forecast was moderate and it was no fun at all trying to get back in. Lots of breaking waves in the bay and approaching the harbour mouth. I would have enjoyed it even less in a 4m SIB.

You could head up to the piers and see how you feel but once your through things can get a bit more complicated.

If your in any doubt just stay in the river.
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Hi Steve. Where abouts are you launching from?

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