Forecasting Tutorials
Forecasting Tutorial: Reading Wave Models

Forecasting Tutorial: Reading Wave Models

Gain a deeper understanding into how wave models work and how to read them.

0 16 May 2014
Surf Forecast Glossary

Surf Forecast Glossary

Keep up to date with the Forecasting lingo.

0 16 May 2014
Forecasting Tutorial: Air Masses

Forecasting Tutorial: Air Masses

Welcome to our first installment on meteorology basics: Swell is generated by wind and wind is the result of air pressure.

2 15 May 2014
Forecasting Tutorial: Wave Period Explained

Forecasting Tutorial: Wave Period Explained

Coastalwatch's chief swell forecaster, Ben Macartney, scratches beneath the sea surface looking at wave period.

0 4 Dec 2012
Forecasting Tutorial: Great circles

Forecasting Tutorial: Great circles

Waves and swells in the open sea travel in a straight line in the direction of the wind that created them. A straight line drawn on a sphere linking any two points is known as a great circle.

0 23 May 2007
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Mick Fanning Takes On Ownership Of Creatures

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This Was The Fave Wave Of The Week(end)

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The 30 Days Of Spectacular Mentawai Swell

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The Road Back With Russ Bierke

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Position Vacant: Quiksilver Consumer Activation Manager

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The Best Surf Trip I've Ever Been On: With Creed McTaggart

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Who Did The Best Claim of All Time?

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#4: Backhand Wave Of The Week(end)

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#3: Could This Be The Wave Of The Week(end)?

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#2: Maybe This One Was Wave Of The Week(end)?

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Ross Clarke-Jones Gives Away His Eddie Aikau Championship Trophy

Ross Clarke-Jones Gives Away His Eddie Aikau Championship Trophy

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#1: Was This The Wave Of The Week(end)?

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Mitch Crews In The Right Places At All The Right Times

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The Weekend Surf Forecast 21 - 23 July, 2017

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