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Massive waves pound Cali beaches

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posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 09:59 PM
Lifeguards rescue a record number of people as waves as high as 20 feet hammer Calif. beaches. » 'Stay out'

I cannot open the video (most streaming media is computer)

Is this all that unusual? front page

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 10:01 PM
No significant earht quakes reported. Any body school me on what else causes this?

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 10:21 PM
there was talk about the waves in India and South America being really high. And I think it was supposedly related to something called "spring tides" which funny enough have nothing to do with spring.

of course, that's only one possibility, it could be something else entirely

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 10:27 PM
This wouldnt be realted to an earthquake or seismic event. Tsunamis, genearlly come in sets of three waves, not just a single one.

This wave is more likely to be a king or rogue wave, which have been seen out at see over 100 feet high

Its quite unusual for them to break land though

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 10:28 PM
couldnt this have something to do with the moon being at its phase where it is closest to the earth? In its Perigee.

[edit on 27-7-2009 by QBSneak000]

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 10:31 PM
The surf in California was generated by a large storm in the South Pacific. It is not related to the eclipse, high tides, or earthquakes.

It's turning out to be a great summer for surf on the West Coast and Hawaii.

Down south Storm #4S developed Thurs (7/16) well south of Tahiti tracking northeast with 45-50 kt confirmed winds and seas building to 42 ft (confirmed) aimed very well towards CA and Mexico and totally unshadowed by Tahiti. Swell #4S has already hit, and is to be fading through the early part of the work week.

[edit on 7/27/2009 by Phage]

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 10:32 PM
i thought they said that the waves in cali were from a strong storm or cyclone that was out in the pacific. couldnt find the news in ya hoo but here is another

[edit on 27-7-2009 by notsoobvious]

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 11:29 PM
crap! i was just on the cali coast too, camping on the beach.

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 11:36 PM
Thank you Phage for the info! Sensible as usual!

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 11:43 PM
reply to post by Greenize

I have found a great source for any geological event.

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 11:46 PM
reply to post by skycopilot

Thank you, I do keep the USGS earthquake page on my faves as I live atop the New Madrid fault...

posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 12:01 AM

Originally posted by Greenize
Thank you Phage for the info! Sensible as usual!

Agreed...and u did not put anyone down this time either Phage.

posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 02:00 AM
uh its California! we get large swells every now and then from the Pacific, this swell however is the biggest in about 20 years I think. Although if you go to Mavericks up near San Francisco you'll find BIG surf a lot more often..


[edit on 28-7-2009 by Aesthetic]

posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 02:05 AM
reply to post by Phage

Ah, good work Phage

In this case it couldve been what we met people call, a tidal surge. This occurs under areas of low air pressure, (ie circular storms), where the sea is able to rise up in a hump, under the region of low pressure, causing a series of waves on the coast

Good fiind

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