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The 4. o. clock wave

Posted by Jan-181414 - Created: 15 years ago
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Posted by irishman-180738 - 15 years ago

So at what time does it occur in the winter? Does it observe daylight saving when the clocks change? ;-)

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Posted by Rosbif-185958 - 15 years ago

yeah - head down to the beach for an hour or so at about half three in the afternoon.  You'll see it :)

 

Cheers

 

Rich

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Posted by Jan-181414 - 15 years ago

Thank youSo this does exsist.JanAnything for a peaceful life

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Posted by Rosbif-185958 - 15 years ago

YES !! found something :)

have a look at http://www.curieux.net/spip/article.php3?id_article=126

hope that helps at least.  Seems a bit strange, but it is called "La Vague de 16h" in french.  Well known :)

Cheers

Rich

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Posted by Rosbif-185958 - 15 years ago

Actually, this does ring a bell.  I saw, a very long time ago, a reportage on the telly about this very phenomenon. 

I honestly can't remember anything more about it apart from the fact that it does exist and people immediately have to make their way up certain beaches at about 4pm as a series of waves are considerably larger than the normal ones

A ferry may well have something to do with it.  i'll see what I can find out

 

Cheers

 

Rich

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Posted by mixer-186069 - 15 years ago

I was sailing at that time off Antibes/ Bay des Anges but didn't see any waves, except for a couple of mates shouting at us from the beach.

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Posted by fionajthomson - 15 years ago

I believe the "wave" is caused by the break from a very fast ferry that sails to Corsica... Fiona