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Cowbar jetty warning

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by Lobbers, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. marshy

    marshy Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best




    This was summer `09. Didnt bother launching ;)
  2. deepsea

    deepsea New Member

    Was wondering how long it would take for one of the old steers boys to appear ;) ;D
    Was wondering how long it would take for one of the old steers boys to appear ;) ;D
  3. Groyne

    Groyne Guest

    Cowbar reef has deep water either side of it, the gully on the left and harbour entrance on the right. When the wave section hits the reef it slows down, but the sections either side carry on at the same speed and start to curve towards the reef. This focuses all the wave energy toward the reef section, the result is a bigger and more powerful wave. The jetty just happens to be in the way, and as Rob says, when you have 2 different swell sets combining, then hang onto anything you can. :eek:

    That's also why the surfers love Staithes. :)
  4. Shadrap

    Shadrap Rockling


    President Obama has just contacted David Cameron about freak waves hitting New York


    Cameron has a sneaky suspicion it might be from the mines at Boulby as London is also hit.


    He decides to contact Lobbers for more info.

    "Where did they come from Paul ? " asks Cameron


    Fighting off the masses of anglers desperate to see the big man in action Paul pointed his

    rod and was heard to reply

  5. smokey

    smokey Rockling

    Aye we're ticking over ord lad ;)
  6. craigyb

    craigyb Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

  7. robq

    robq Rockling

    Groyne, I Only ever surfed staithes once about 10 years ago on the point, its was borderline on a big singlefin longboard :eek:

    I never surfed the wave known as" cove " ( furthest right) its spoken of in hushed tones and is well known worldwide as a super heavy barrelling wave in the right conditions ;)

    Like you say there are several factors that contribute to wave surges, not to mention the stream, backwash and the narrow shape of the harbour with surrounding cliffs
  8. Glenn Kilpatrick

    Glenn Kilpatrick Blenny Staff Member

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