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Hurricane Claudette

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by secretdonkey, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Hmmm... All forecasts still seem to predict it to hit closer to the southern end of the Texas Coast, but it still really looks like it's coming straight at us on the upper Texas coast.

    Hope they're right...

  2. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Well, it's started to rain and the trees outside my window seem to be blowing around a bit...

  3. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i prolly won't get anything here in San Antonio until late tonight....where are you?
  4. how's the surf? I bet it's blown out big time.....:bawl:
  5. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    nojazz - I'm in Beaumont. Right now it's windy but no rain, though we're under all kinds of severe weather alerts.

    fetch - I spent the weekend at the beach and by Sunday the surf was definitely up some - though that's still not saying a whole lot...

    Looks like the thing has made landfall - guess it did get that westward push they kept talking about. We didn't need any more rain around here, that's for sure.
  6. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    It pushed some nice surf over here to Alabama and the western Florida panhandle over the weekend. Shoulder to head high with a few overhead sets blowing in...damn wind just made it a little sloppy. Oh well, that's still good for the summer time here on the northern Gulf Coast.
  7. SoComSurfing..does it ever glass off..do you ever get a good 4' to 5' clean swell, ever? what type of board do you ride most often..
  8. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Cmon guys, the poor bloke is worried about losing his house and you're in her talking about the surf?
  9. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Hey Jack@$$$ !!

    Hope your Ok!

    Last Hurricane i went thru wasBob, in '92 it was tough. Looks like it might not be too bad.

    Pete Bass, all of us know that the offshore storms give us the best swells for surfing, body surfing or just listening to the POWER of the ocean. It's part of being near the coast, taunting the Beast !!

    When I get I good "Nor'easter" here in New England, my little spot often gets cut off on a causeway called 'Mackeral Cove' until the ocean decides to release us.

    I'm an Icelander, I have great respect for the ocean, earth, tide and wind.

  10. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    cheesy AVATAR !!!
  11. Hey Pete some our best SW swells are generated by storms off your coast.. keep um coming..

    I don't know what the fuss is about claudette..I lived on the northern Oregon coast for a time..the average strom in the winter was 90 to 110mph winds with 10 inches rain a hour and 50 foot seas..you never hear about these stroms very often on the news .. but then again people in pacific NW aren't dumb enough to build thousands of homes right near the water like they always do on the gulf or the atlantic..
  12. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I know that. I live right near the beach. I wasn't knocking surfing or surfers. But if my house was in danger of being destroyed, I wouldn't want to sit around and read about how wonderful the cyclone is.

    Perhaps start a new thread.. I dunno....
  13. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Well, it came, it went, I hardly noticed. Looking at the path of the storm, it just, well, took a left. Almost 90 degrees west. I'm far enough inland and on high enough ground to be safe from all but the most brutal storm, assuming I board up my windows - but I am fighting with a roofing company right now to get them to live up to their guarantee, and repair my leaking roof -- a situation that could have been really bad news under heavy rainfall.


    Thanks for the concern, Pete...
  14. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Ah, yes, but it fits like an old pair of shoes. Nice and comfy!

    :D ;)
  15. I guess I live a little southeast of Houston, and we didn't get the storm too bad. Alot of broken branches and some strong winds, but very little rain and we didnt catchy hardly any of it. I heard everywhere from Port O'Conner to Victoria got ripped up pretty bad.

    Of course, then there was Hurrican Allison that came a few years ago that totally tore my town open a new one. We were one of the few houses to go unscathed in that one.
  16. yeah dude, I remember Bob (i was 8 years old). that was a bad a** storm, it took out three monster maple trees in our yard and we didn't get power again till three days later. My dad kept trying to tell me that Cape Cod was going to wash away.