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sflinux

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Magicseaweed - so long and thanks
« on: May 13, 2023, 06:56:45 AM »
Magicseaweed servers are shutting down on May 15 and being redirected to Surfline on May 15.
MSW will be missed.
I love the format and presentation of their website.  The fonts colors are black and easy on the eyes to read.  You can quickly scroll and get all the information you need, no need to use a mouse to hover.
First scroll down from the camera (I never look at cameras) and you are presented with current:
Wave Height Range
Wind Speed
Different Swells (Height & Interval)
Air & Sea Temp
Low & High Tide (Time and Depth)
First Light, Sunrise, Sunset, & Last LIght

Scroll Down and you can visually see the 7 day forecast
With each day you can see the projected wind at 6 am, noon, and 6 pm.
Windy days highlighted in red (wind sport days) and calmer days in green (surfing days).

Scroll Down and you can see the projected details (3h increments) for the day you are interested in:
Wave Height, Swell Rating, Primary Swell, Secondary Swell, Wind, Weather, Air Temp.
The forecast has been very reliable for my spot (Surfline model tends to over call and be wildly off on some days)
Example for those not familiar with the format:
https://web.archive.org/web/20230128024359/https://magicseaweed.com/Ocean-Beach-Surf-Report/255/

So long and thank you for all of the great forecasts.
Quiver Shaped by: Joe Blair, Blane Chambers, Jimmy Lewis, Kirk McGinty, and Bob Pearson.
Me: 200#, 6'2"

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Re: Magicseaweed - so long and thanks
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2023, 09:15:46 AM »
Agreed, MSW will be missed for its ease of use. I've never been a fan of surfline for many reasons. Surf-Forecast is my go to.

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Re: Magicseaweed - so long and thanks
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2023, 10:34:08 AM »
I'm so spoiled by this view.  every single thing I could want in one place.  Surf-Forecast comes somewhat close, but is missing tide display and you need to hover to see primary, secondary, tertiary swell.  And a small point - first light is what matters to me not sunrise...




 


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