falls of lora

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ken

falls of lora

Post by ken » Tue Aug 24, 2004 1:07 pm

anyone recon it will work this weekend?

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RE: Does the Falls of Lora ever work?

Post by tebbb » Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:40 pm

The wave forms 3-4 hours after high water at Oban when the difference in tide heights is about 3 metres or more. I havent seen it big enough to surf in playboats since it changed. Does anyone know if it ever is/what height is needed?

You should be able to surf it in surf boats, and probably slalom boats or sea kayaks. Easytide.com says the only time it might work during the day is Monday morning from 10am BST onwards (3.3m difference)

Tom

Easytide.com (ukho) tide tables for Oban in BST:

Sat 28 Aug
HW LW HW
05:44 11:37 17:55
3.4 m 1.0 m 3.9 m

Sun 29 Aug
LW HW LW HW
00:07 06:23 12:22 18:33
0.9 m 3.6 m 0.7 m 4.1 m

Mon 30 Aug
LW HW LW HW
00:51 06:56 13:04 19:09
0.7 m 3.8 m 0.5 m 4.3 m

nfarmer

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Post by nfarmer » Wed Aug 25, 2004 9:35 pm

I have in my diary that high tide will be about 1730, should run 2-3 hours after that on the Sunday night, might be dark towards the end!

Not sure if it is worth it...... not that big a tide difference.

Let us know how it goes, have heard reports that it has started to reform a bit, not sure how good though.

nfarmer

tide height

Post by nfarmer » Wed Aug 25, 2004 9:36 pm

and the diary says that it is a 3.4metre tide difference.....

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Wave

Post by boater rich » Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:19 am

There was a good wave there at easter and quite a crowd surfing it. Some of the pictures that were taken can be found at
http://www-same.dur.ac.uk/friends.ducc/ ... nd2004.php

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jay'

Post by jay' » Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:38 pm

Very nice. Easter tides tend to be very strong yet the pile doesn't seem to grow too powerful during your session. Still very promising though.

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