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#1 Badab

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:20 PM

I hope this is the right sub forum, if not you can put it in another, but i thougt because it inflicts Travel it would be fitting here.

 

Because i don´t know how many here, know what a Freak wave is i will explain it first.

A Freak Wave is an wave of unnormal form and size. She can get more than 25 meters high, some was counted as 30 meters. They have not the form of normals waves, they are a Wall of water with an deep valley before them. There power is  extraordinary.

 

In the 20th century, at least the beginning, no one believed in them but in the second half the scientist found out they are existing, just like the many sailors said. Also they found out that they are other than the normal linear waves,  not linear, they can come from nowhere and you just realize them when they are big. Normally they come over deep waters, so Pacific and Atlantic most and the cape of good Hope.

 

So they are very dangerous, and no boat or ship who know travels on the ocean is safe from them. Nor do they have a protection against them. I don´t know one at least. Some ships could resist a wave like this, with look. I have heard from one that was struck by a wave, lost all its electronic technic and all his motors, but could repair one motor in time to safe the ship from sinking. But thats Luck.

 

So i want to aks you. Do you travel often on the sea? Have you maybe seen such a wave? And do you fear the water know?

 


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#2 Jonny Carinthia

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:36 PM

You saw ZDF neo today?


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#3 Badab

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

Maybe. But i know this phenomena before that, it just reminded me. I can give you a thread about the Megalodon, too if you like. Ah i love this monster shark, i hope he has survived somewhere.

 

But you are captain, do you want to ship over the Atlantic like Columbus did?


"Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought bravely. And Rhaegar died" - Jorah Mormont about Rhaegar Targaryen from A Storm of Swords.

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#4 Jonny Carinthia

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

Maybe. But i know this phenomena before that, it just reminded me. I can give you a thread about the Megalodon, too if you like. Ah i love this monster shark, i hope he has survived somewhere.

 

But you are captain, do you want to ship over the Atlantic like Columbus did?

 

Heavens, no. I have to admit, I get sea-sick on the ocean. When I travelled on a ferry between Scotland and the Orkneys, we were hit by the remains of a tornado. I say "remains", but I needed two days to recover myself. So I stay on my lake. No tornados, no freakwaves, only crazy punters.


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#5 Badab

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:40 PM

lol.

 

The theory say that self on your lake there are not linear waves. Of course they will not get 30 meter high, but higher than the normal waves. But your ship should stand against them.


"Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought bravely. And Rhaegar died" - Jorah Mormont about Rhaegar Targaryen from A Storm of Swords.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:50 PM

Here is a video of a freak wave that you guys are talking about, for some of us who are visual learners:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=szk83cONAqM


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#7 Jonny Carinthia

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:19 PM

The highest waves we saw here were approx. 2 m in a very servere thunderstorm. Nothing to worry about.


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#8 Badab

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:27 PM

Thanks for the Vid Runner.

 

2 meters that seems to be a small size. But on the other hand what do i expect of a lake.


Edited by Badab, 16 April 2013 - 01:27 PM.

"Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought bravely. And Rhaegar died" - Jorah Mormont about Rhaegar Targaryen from A Storm of Swords.

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#9 Jonny Carinthia

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:31 PM

But on the other hand what do i expect of a lake.

 Emma, punting.


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#10 Badab

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:12 PM

lol yeah, but a nice river would be cool to, maybe the Anduin, because it is so fictional^^

 

Have you seen the Freak wave in "The Storm"?


"Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought bravely. And Rhaegar died" - Jorah Mormont about Rhaegar Targaryen from A Storm of Swords.

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Don´t know. But i feel, that i get true it, an i feel great torment.<<

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:30 PM

I was swimming at the beach with my stepfather and sister once when we were caught by waves. They weren't really freak waves, but they were very high and made me lose control of the water and my swimming. A couple of surfers saw we were in trouble and brought us to the beach. Luckily, I didn't get a fear of water from this experience, though it was pretty frightening at that moment.



#12 Badab

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:21 PM

Lucky you. It could have been some of the non linear waves. So small Freak waves^^

 

Hope the Surfers was good looking :-)


"Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought bravely. And Rhaegar died" - Jorah Mormont about Rhaegar Targaryen from A Storm of Swords.

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Nescio. Sed fieri sentio et excucior.
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Don´t know. But i feel, that i get true it, an i feel great torment.<<

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#13 Sterre**

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:31 AM

^Haha I'm not sure...I was really small so I probably didn't focus on that ;). I was happy they were there, it could've ended up worse.



#14 Badab

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:40 PM

You could have indeed. Was just a sort, because i often see such a stupid add in the Tv.


"Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought bravely. And Rhaegar died" - Jorah Mormont about Rhaegar Targaryen from A Storm of Swords.

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Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris.
Nescio. Sed fieri sentio et excucior.
>> I hate and i love. Why i do this, you maybe want to know.
Don´t know. But i feel, that i get true it, an i feel great torment.<<

carmen 85 by Catull





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