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tsunami_98122's photo of Cape Flattery

Fun with nice accelerated drops, but a bit closed out.

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Cape Flattery

Spot Location: Washington > Washington > Cape Flattery

Date Taken: 17th March 2009. 3845 page views since 8th June 2009.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
11ft 12s 269.2° 1.2ft 16s   11
mph
Rain 40°f
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tsunami_98122 Jun 11, 2009 Rating: 1

Answer the question of accelerated drop: I'm a physics major, so please forgive me if I seem a little too detailed. It's changing your velocity as you drop down the face. The velocity changes as a result of a product between the gravitaional pull of the earth and the sine of the wave's angle. The steeper the angle, the more the acceleration-just like in snowboarding or skiing.

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kazbal Jun 11, 2009 Rating: -1

What is an accelerated drop?

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