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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Durbo, Wrapping Snapper & Hyping Margs

All the essentials

0 24 Mar 2017
The Weekend Surf Forecast 24 - 26 March, 2017

The Weekend Surf Forecast 24 - 26 March, 2017

0 23 Mar 2017
Is Glenn Micro Hall Better Than Tony Robbins?

Is Glenn Micro Hall Better Than Tony Robbins?

1 21 Mar 2017
Stephanie Gilmore & Owen Wright Win First Event Of The Year

Stephanie Gilmore & Owen Wright Win First Event Of The Year

0 19 Mar 2017
Bells Beach 50 Year Storm Invitational About To Hit Go

Bells Beach 50 Year Storm Invitational About To Hit Go

1 16 Mar 2017
The Weekend Surf Forecast 17 - 19 March, 2017

The Weekend Surf Forecast 17 - 19 March, 2017

0 16 Mar 2017
Surfing and Shaping In Korea

Surfing and Shaping In Korea

0 16 Mar 2017
Jock Serong's Short History Of Grommets

Jock Serong's Short History Of Grommets

0 15 Mar 2017
Queenscliff Bombora's Glory Day

Queenscliff Bombora's Glory Day

0 14 Mar 2017
The Glitch

The Glitch

2 14 Mar 2017
Forecaster Blog: Major Indian Ocean Storm Activation

Forecaster Blog: Major Indian Ocean Storm Activation

0 14 Mar 2017
The Real Mikey Wright: Just Nothing To Lose

The Real Mikey Wright: Just Nothing To Lose

4 12 Mar 2017
Nick Carroll Talks All Things 2017 & The Quiksilver Pro

Nick Carroll Talks All Things 2017 & The Quiksilver Pro

2 12 Mar 2017
Are You On The Gold Coast This Wednesday?

Are You On The Gold Coast This Wednesday?

0 12 Mar 2017
A New Device That Could Save Your Life

A New Device That Could Save Your Life

4 12 Mar 2017
Surfing Event To Raise Suicide Awareness

Surfing Event To Raise Suicide Awareness

0 12 Mar 2017
Fanning's 2017 Dbah Awakening

Fanning's 2017 Dbah Awakening

2 11 Mar 2017
FORECAST UPDATE: Swell For The Quiksilver Pro After All

FORECAST UPDATE: Swell For The Quiksilver Pro After All

3 10 Mar 2017
First International Surfing Symposium About To Kick Off

First International Surfing Symposium About To Kick Off

0 9 Mar 2017
Stormy Sydney Surf Check

Stormy Sydney Surf Check

0 9 Mar 2017
Glenn 'Micro' Hall On: 7 Things That Will Keep You Hooked On Surfing This Year

Glenn 'Micro' Hall On: 7 Things That Will Keep You Hooked On Surfing This Year

0 9 Mar 2017
The Quiksilver & Roxy Pro Surf Forecast

The Quiksilver & Roxy Pro Surf Forecast

3 8 Mar 2017
Swell Diary: The Goldy & Northern NSW Are Pumping Right Now

Swell Diary: The Goldy & Northern NSW Are Pumping Right Now

1 8 Mar 2017
Mick Fanning, Owen & Mikey Wright Confirmed For Quiksilver Pro Start

Mick Fanning, Owen & Mikey Wright Confirmed For Quiksilver Pro Start

0 7 Mar 2017
Find Out Exactly When Your Local Will Fire

Find Out Exactly When Your Local Will Fire

0 2 Mar 2017
The Struggle For Truth Between Science & Tradition

The Struggle For Truth Between Science & Tradition

2 2 Mar 2017
The Other Super Coach & The Big Wave Fraternity

The Other Super Coach & The Big Wave Fraternity

0 1 Mar 2017
Australian Open Of Surfing Surf Forecast & Results Update

Australian Open Of Surfing Surf Forecast & Results Update

0 1 Mar 2017
Ballina Drone Footage Captures Shark Vs. Surfer Close Encounter

Ballina Drone Footage Captures Shark Vs. Surfer Close Encounter

42 24 Feb 2017
This Week In Surfing: Does Surfing Need Jazz Cabbage Maps? Plus The Radical Return of Owen Wright, and Other Things!

This Week In Surfing: Does Surfing Need Jazz Cabbage Maps? Plus The Radical Return of Owen Wright, and Other Things!

3 24 Feb 2017
Brad Gerlach Moves To Australia!

Brad Gerlach Moves To Australia!

0 22 Feb 2017
Do You Want To Know Exactly When To Go?

Do You Want To Know Exactly When To Go?

0 22 Feb 2017
Remembering What Greenmount Barrels Actually Look Like

Remembering What Greenmount Barrels Actually Look Like

1 18 Feb 2017
Live The Dream Surf Job With O'Neill In Sydney

Live The Dream Surf Job With O'Neill In Sydney

0 18 Feb 2017
This Week In Surfing: Were Mick & Rip Curl Wrong To Show This New Wave? Plus Owen Shreds Again, & Could Kolohe Take 2017?

This Week In Surfing: Were Mick & Rip Curl Wrong To Show This New Wave? Plus Owen Shreds Again, & Could Kolohe Take 2017?

5 17 Feb 2017
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