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Title: Swellinfo
Post by: Bean on June 19, 2019, 10:52:50 AM
Anyone know what's going on with Swellinfo (right now, it's not so swell :o)?
Title: Re: Swellinfo
Post by: Badger on June 19, 2019, 12:16:32 PM
I've been reading the SwellInfo forum posts and nobody seems to know. Lots of theories but no answers.

You would think they would have a pop up explaining what's going on.

SwellInfo is/was my main forecast site. It's not perfect but I really like the way the colored graph shows the swells for the week.

Hopefully if/when it comes back, it will be even better than before.

Title: Re: Swellinfo
Post by: NorthJerzSurfer on June 19, 2019, 06:10:53 PM
thought this was just me....yeah all greyed out and forecast are not even close to upcoming conditions.  Bummer- also my 'first click' when looking at the forecasts
Title: Re: Swellinfo
Post by: JimK on June 20, 2019, 06:16:53 AM
Yeah me  too

JimK
Extreme Windsurfing
Title: Re: Swellinfo
Post by: eastbound on June 20, 2019, 06:54:32 AM
3 feet, zero wind.....forever-----------clearly, something's wrong

imho swellinfo is only useful for a quick check--the detail and cams on surfline are way better--and magic seaweed is better too, except for the consistent overstatement of wind speed

of course i have surfline pro on a "borrowed" password, so not sure if it's worth the cost

and dont forget ventusky--poke around with that if youve not tried already

so im not crying about whatever's going on at swellinfo
Title: Re: Swellinfo
Post by: Badger on June 20, 2019, 10:20:40 AM
I never use surf forecasts for wind. There are better sites for that such as the local weather and Ventusky.

I like Swellinfo solely for the swell information which is so easy to see with the graph they use.
Title: Re: SwellInfo
Post by: eastbound on December 05, 2019, 11:39:41 AM
swellinfo is back--seems not a dupe of surfline, in case surfline bot SwellInfo as rumored

given SL bot Magic Seaweed a couple years ago, SI has control of all my surf forecasting--whatever.....

and all of the forecasters get their wind forecast data from the same place--the US Gubmint--Deep State--NOAA/NWS.

except trump just appointed the owner of the pathetic Accuweather brand to run NOAA---beyond conflict of interest??--kleptocratic!!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/10/12/trump-taps-barry-myers-accuweather-ceo-to-head-noaa-choice-seen-as-controversial/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-06-14/trump-s-pick-to-lead-weather-agency-spent-30-years-fighting-it
Title: Re: Swellinfo
Post by: surfinJ on December 05, 2019, 12:42:19 PM
This system sure beats calling the payphone on the Long Beach boardwalk and trying to extract from the person who picks up if there are any waves ~ me 1976.

https://www.windguru.cz/309513         wave and wind +
https://www.yadusurf.com/                  wave and wind +
http://maree.info/140                          tides
https://www.surf-report.com/bouees/gascogne-62001-houle-temps-reel.html  bouy
https://webcam-hd.fr/webcam?id=21&camera=hossegor--la-centrale    last minute
Title: Re: Swellinfo
Post by: TallDude on December 05, 2019, 09:01:45 PM
Ventusky...   I like for a lot of reasons.

https://www.ventusky.com/?p=33.36;-117.99;8&l=wave&t=20191206/0600



Title: Re: Swellinfo
Post by: eastbound on December 06, 2019, 03:40:11 AM
agreed, TD--ventusky is best graphic representation of NOAA/NWS data--even for waves--so nice how you can zoom out, spin the globe and check conditions in.......... sumatra!
Title: Re: Swellinfo
Post by: Night Wing on December 06, 2019, 05:46:33 AM
I use a combination of two site and they are Ventusky and Windfinder for the conditions found on the upper Texas coast.

BTW, I tried to post two pictures but they are "png" formats so there was an error and wiped out my previous post where I could not post it. Bummer!
Title: Re: Swellinfo
Post by: supsean on December 07, 2019, 08:48:38 AM
Iím glad itís back. I subscribe to Surfline and it is certainly worth the money for me to see the cams.
Title: Re: Swellinfo
Post by: oceanAddict on December 07, 2019, 07:22:06 PM
Ventusky...   I like for a lot of reasons.

https://www.ventusky.com/?p=33.36;-117.99;8&l=wave&t=20191206/0600

Never heard about Ventusky, but it looks very similar to Windy
https://www.windy.com/-Waves-waves?waves,41.428,-71.536,6
Title: Re: Swellinfo
Post by: eastbound on December 09, 2019, 11:32:15 AM
oddly similar, in fact, like maybe there's been a partner divorce?--i started on windy at stoneaxe's reco, then found ventusky--slightly better, and the phone app works much better

it's a keeper