Talk:victory at sea

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An adjective? bd2412 T 22:42, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Ok, well I have found this:
The low pressure and relentless northeast winds have really wiped up the ocean into what we used to call Victory at Sea conditions. There used to be a show on the television back in the late 50's about WWII naval battles and such and it always showed a battleship smashing through some rough sea conditions. As kids we all grew up together and eventually grew up and became captains and worked out in the ocean as adults. Everyone knew what you were talking about when you said "Victory at Sea". It meant rough, choppy sea conditions and you did not want to be out in anything smaller than a battleship or an aircraft carrier. [1]
bd2412 T 13:40, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
If you do a Google Books search on "victory at sea conditions" [2] you find a (restricted view) Dictionary of Surfing terms (I haven't checked it as I can't do restricted view from here.) --Jeffqyzt 19:29, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
OK, I found some cites on Usenet. I'm not sure whether it should be an adjective (with "conditions" to be understood), a noun, or just an amorphous idiom, though. Holding off on adding them at the article for now... --Jeffqyzt 23:54, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • 1995: Tom Tweed, 1/5/95 sd cali. surf 7-8' onshore slop in alt.surfing [3]
    It is total "Victory at Sea" out there today- 17 to 25 knot onshore winds kicking up big. messy windswell/chop everywhere.
  • 1998: Jim Shuck, Watercraft World Recap in rec.sport.jetski [4]
    It is extremely fast and comfortable to ride in 2 foot chop like we had in the ocean today. It will still run near 60 in that "victory at sea" if one can hang on.
  • 2005:Glenn Woodell, Omaezaki? in rec.windsurfing [5]
    It's not Maui, but wind swell becoming Victory At Sea conditions on the outside as it goes 4.2.
Ok, I added the cites at the article, slightly broadened the def to include other water sports, and changed from adjective to idiom. --Jeffqyzt 19:04, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Rfvpassed. Andrew massyn 07:52, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Came here to find the meaning and realized that this is the first use by the NWS that I could find. I think the link I used is permanent. I saved the page and the "regular" version just in case. Paleolith 20:49, 5 September 2011 (UTC)