In our guide to learning how to read a surf report for beginners, we take a look at each of the ingredients that go into the making of a surf forecast and teach you how to read a surf report effectively.
If you have ever wondered:
Where surf forecasting websites get their data from?
What is wave period?
How do you read a surf report?
Then this guide is for you!
THE COCONUT WIRELESS
In the days before the internet, savvy entrepreneurial local surfers were known to set up premium rate phone lines and provide eyeball surf checks for landlocked hopefuls.
A far cry from the good old days and the coconut wireless, today’s surf forecasting websites take a huge amount of data and compile it into easy to read formats.
Surf forecasting websites have pulled surfing into the 21st century.
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