Posted in: Environment, Top stories.Tags: Climate science, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
It’s not just you.
Sydney’s extraordinary late season warm water temperatures may not just be a fluke of the east coast currents. According to NOAA, the planet has just experienced the warmest April and January to April period since recordings began.
If you have a look at the graphic below, you’ll note that the SE coast of Oz is well above the norm, but so too is most of the Tasman Sea.
Warmest April Global Temperature on Record, NOAA SaysScienceDaily May 17, 2010 — The combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for both April and for the period from January-April, according to NOAA. Additionally, last month's average ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for any April, and the global land surface temperature was the third warmest on record.
via Warmest April Global Temperature on Record, NOAA says.
Posted in: Environment, News Stories, Surf history, Surf News, Top stories.Tags: evan slater, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), surfingmagazine.coml, Surfrider Foundation, tow-ins barred at mavericks.
NOAA makes its decision on the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary; Maverick’s will remain a “seasonal” PWC zone.
We all saw this coming sooner or later. But as of February 2009, it’s official: the days of snagging 60-foot XXL contenders at Ghost Tree or whipping into the tube of your life at Moss Landing are over. In a decision to be announced later this week, officials at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have closed a loophole in the laws. . .
Read Evan Slater’s article on Surfing Magazine.com.